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Aaron Rodgers marched the Packers down the field for a game-winning field goal against the Giants in under a minute.
It only took two plays to get down the field, that must be a scary thing for NFL teams. That win gives the Packers a 12-0 record so far with four games remaining.
Usually undefeated teams are great on both sides of the ball, not the case with the Packers.
Rodgers has 37 touchdowns to only five picks, his completion percentage is 70.6. Rodgers has a chance to take down the numbers that Tom Brady put up in 2007.
The Packers defense is second to last in total defense giving up nearly 400 yards a game. Lucky for them yards don’t always equal points. The Packers give up 21.8 points a game, but they score a league high 35 points a game. The remaining schedule for Green Bay makes it very possible to finish the regular season undefeated.
The Packers play at home against the Raiders in Week 14, the Raiders can run the ball, but so far Carson Palmer hasn’t been what they hoped he could be passing for eight touchdowns and nine interceptions. The only thing that the Raiders have going for them is the fact that they are tied with Denver for the division, making this game a must win for Oakland.
If this game was in Oakland I would give the Raiders a chance, but the Packers should handle them this week.
Green Bay plays the final road game of the season in Kansas City. The Chiefs have had bad luck all season losing Jamaal Charles early and then Matt Cassel. With those players in the game combined with a solid defense this would be a good game, but if Palko is behind center it’s not looking too good for the Chiefs.
Sunday Night Football for the Packers at home against the Bears. Chicago is another team that has been unlucky with key injuries to Matt Forte and Jay Cutler. The Bears can make it a game with good special teams play and great defense. If the Packers want to win this all they have to do is not kick the ball to Devin Hester.
The final week of the regular season has the Lions visiting the Packers. Detroit has a good defense and a solid offense but this team takes way too many penalties to win a game against a good team. If the Lions can stay away from stupid penalties then this also could be a battle.
The Lions could be fighting for a playoff spot, but if the Packers are fighting to stay undefeated Aaron Rodgers is going to be pretty tough to stop.
The Packers will get the first round bye and that could be good or bad, that can be debated either way but we will see what it does for them.
There are two teams in the NFC that could give the Packers trouble, New Orleans and San Francisco.
The Saints have Drew Brees and he is one of the only quarterbacks who could keep up with the Packers scoring. The Niners have the type of defense and run game that could ruin this dream season.
Patriots fans should be hoping for the Packers to get to the Super Bowl and hope they are matched up with the Patriots. How sweet would it be to end a perfect season after what happened in 2007?
That would be the best quarterback match up my eyes have ever seen. Imagine if Rodgers breaks some of Brady’s records this year, if that’s the case then we haven’t seen Brady’s best game yet.
There are still four games left in the regular season and a lot can happen to the Packers so only time will tell if this team has what it takes to be perfect.