The Green Bay Packers have made their best start to a season in almost a decade.
The Green Bay Packers‘ 8-2 record after 10 weeks has taken many by surprise. Even on a team with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, for a rookie head coach to come in along with a number of new additions via free agency and the draft, and make this kind of start is impressive.
The Packers have had some great seasons with Rodgers at quarterback, but they’re on track for 2019 to be one of the best. This is Green Bay’s best record entering Week 11 since the 2011 season. The team was a perfect 10-0 after the opening 10 games that year.
The 2014 season has long been considered one of the best in recent memory. Green Bay won the division and earned the second seed in the NFC with a 12-4 record. Aaron Rodgers won his second league MVP award. That season, the Packers were 7-3 after 10 games.
To make this start even more impressive is the schedule. The Packers can’t be accused of having an easy run up to this point.
The Packers are one of four teams to have eight wins this season. The other three are the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. But let’s compare the teams they’ve played.
The eight teams the Packers have beaten have a combined win-loss record of 38-35-1. Green Bay has defeated five teams with a winning record.
The eight teams the Patriots have beaten have a combined win-loss record of 24-51. They have one win over a team with a winning record. The teams the 49ers have beaten have a combined record of 26-48-1. They’ve beaten two teams with winning records. The Seahawks’ victories have come against teams with a combined record of 30-44-1. They have two wins against teams with winning records.
Green Bay’s schedule has been anything but easy, making its 8-2 record all the more impressive. It’s the team’s best start after 10 weeks since 2011.