The Green Bay Packers have reached their half-way point in the 2021 season, sitting at a healthy 7-1. After a highly anticipated and underwhelming week one performance against the New Orleans Saints, the Packers have reeled off seven straight victories en route to leading the NFC North – and also the top overall seed in the NFC. Not bad for a team led by a quarterback that “doesn’t care”, eh?
Despite the Packers being ravaged by injuries, most notably to some of their most significant contributors (Za’Darius Smith, David Bakhtiari, Jaire Alexander, Davante Adams, Elgton Jenkins, Josh Myers, Kevin King) – they’ve just found a way to win.
This team has found no shortage of unsung heros that have seemingly took their collective turn putting a band-aide on a bullet hole to keep this team afloat.
The offense has been unspectacular, but has gotten the job done. They currently sit at 19th in the NFL in passing yardage (1,962), 16th in rushing yards (865), and most notably third in the league with a +8 turnover differential. This team can beat you in myriad ways, and has no problem doing it slow and methodically, while taking care of the football.
Before the season started, I handed out preseason superlatives for the 2021 Green Bay Packers. Now, at the season’s midway point, it’s time to hand them out with the benefit of hindsight.