Nov 8, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterbackAaron Rodgers
(12) is tackled near the goal line by Carolina Panthers strong safetyRoman Harper
(41) in the fourth quarter. The Panthers defeated the Packers 37-29 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
The difference a week makes …
Not for the Green Bay Packers but for the Denver Broncos who were knocked from the list of the unbeatens by an Indianapolis Colts team that has until this week way under performed.
Where was the vaunted Broncos defense that put so much pressure on Aaron Rodgers the week before? The Broncos had only one sack and forced zero turnovers.
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It is hard to win on the road especially against formidable opponents. In 2015, teams are 77-54 at home. That is a .5877 winning percentage. It is hard to win on the road.
The last time the Green Bay Packers lost back to back games was in 2010. That year they lost back to back games twice. Losing at Washington 16-13 (OT) and at home to Miami 23-20 (OT) in weeks 5 and 6 and again at Detroit 7-3 and at New England 31-27 in weeks 14 and 15 without Aaron Rodgers.
In 2010, the Packers were 3-5 on the road.
What happened after that? The Packers beat pretty good Giants and Bears teams at home and got into the Playoffs as a wildcard team.
So as Jim Mora would say – “playoffs?” It is a little early to be thinking playoffs.
The Packers are 6-2. They are tied for first in the NFC North. And they still have the best QB in football.
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