Will The Pack Stay Perfect?
Three Possible Stumbling Blocks
The only 2 NFL teams of the modern era (since 1970), to stay perfect over a regular season?
The 1972 Miami Dolphins (14-0), and the 2007 New England Patriots (16-0), who later lost their only game in the Super Bowl.
So clearly the odds are long and slim that the Packers can become the third team in 41 years to stay undefeated in the regular season. And with the 31st ranked pass defense, I think they do stumble somewhere.
Maybe you disagree, but I don't think they lose at home. So here are 3 games that could be a trap:
At San Diego--I admit, I'm not feeling this one. But there's a chance. The Chargers will be angry early this weekend, but as long as the Packers withstand the early onslaught, and they should, the Bolts ego is fragile. A close game, the Pack lands a body blow, and San Diego crumbles.
At Detroit--Don't laugh, it happened last year. Without Matthew Stafford. Granted, the Packers didn't have Aaron Rodgers for half the game...but the Lions will be fired up to make a statement nationally on Thanskgiving Day.
At Kansas City--The loudest outdoor stadium in the NFL. And 4 weeks ago, I would have said no way. I still think it's a long shot, but the Chiefs have 4 straight wins, are gaining confidence, and play well at Arrowhead Stadium. What could work against them? Mike McCarthy is sure to bring up that the Chiefs kept their regulars in the game against the Packers third stringers during the preseason...and still lost. The Packers Head Coach none to happy about that.
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