Undefeated

Peter Drulias, Staff Writer

From the last week in the 2010-2011 season, the defending Super Bowl champs, the Green Bay Packers, haven’t lost a game in their last 14 games. So far the Packers have been by far the best and most consistent team in the NFL, posing a 9-0 start to their 2011 season. By the looks of it, they will be the first to be able to clinch a playoff berth and have a good shot of going undefeated for the rest of the regular season due to the fact that the only two teams that pose a threat are the New York Giants and Chicago Bears, both of whom they already defeated.

Even though people like to say that they are all team wins, so far the defense has been getting pushed around and isn’t the same defense they were in the playoffs the previous year since four different teams this year have been able to take them past 30 points a game. Most of the games have been shootouts, so that means the offense hasn’t lost a step. Aaron Rodgers has been able to bail out the defense with his awesome play. Rodgers has already run away with the MVP title in some eyes and it’s only been half a season. Also, as he has been conducting the best offense in the NFL; he has thrown for over 2,400 yards and a staggering 27 touchdowns while throwing only two interceptions, nearly being perfect.

While the Packers claim they don’t care about their record, I’m sure they do, but they are more concerned about winning another Super Bowl title. In recent history ¾ of the teams that start the season 9-0 will reach the Super Bowl. Even though the offense is one dimensional, being pass first, Rodgers and the Packers still find ways to torch teams, even when the opposing team knows w hat’s coming. As the season goes on, the pressure will start to build up as being the only team left to still be undefeated. So maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to get that first loss out of the way in the regular season rather than later in the playoffs.