The Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson were a phenomenal combination in 2011.
Raymond T. Rivard photograph
27. Packers’ 2011 disappointment
This team should go down as one of the greatest teams in NFL history, but will be remembered as a disappointment, rather than a success.
The season started with the Packers winning their first 13-0 games before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15, 19-14. Amid the disappointment in Week 15, the Packers still finished the season 15-1, and looked to be the Super Bowl favorite going into the playoffs.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had maybe the best season from any quarterback to play the position in NFL history, as he threw 45 touchdowns and only six interceptions. What was more impressive, was that Rodgers had a 122.1 quarterback rating which is the record for the highest quarterback rating in an NFL season.
Having already defeated the New York Giants 38-35 during the regular season, the Packers were favored heading into the divisional round – it was one of those games that would go down as one of the biggest upsets in NFL history. The 9-7 Giants defeated the Packers 37-20 at Lambeau Field.
Coming off a Super Bowl championship, the Packers had one of the most talented teams in the Aaron Rodgers era, to come up short in the playoffs. The defeat still leaves a bad taste in Packers fans mouths.
This team went from one of the greatest to possibly the biggest disappointment in team history.