Packers: Ranking the top 10 teams in Aaron Rodgers era

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What are the greatest Green Bay Packers teams in the Aaron Rodgers era?

Since Aaron Rodgers became the Green Bay Packers‘ starting quarterback in 2008, this team has enjoyed some incredible seasons.

They have been regular championship contenders and one of the most consistent teams during the Rodgers era.

Ranking the top 10 teams Rodgers has played in is a difficult task. Nearly impossible, in fact.

But I gave it a go. So let’s begin.

10. 2013

Don’t be fooled by the Packers’ 8-7-1 record. This was a talented team.

Green Bay had put together a four-game winning streak and entered Week 9 with a 5-2 record. However, Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in a primetime matchup with the Chicago Bears, one that threatened to derail the Packers’ season.

Seneca Wallace and Scott Tolzien both struggled at QB, leading to the Packers bringing back Matt Flynn, who won two games and kept the team in contention.

Thanks to the rest of the NFC North seemingly not wanting to win the division, Rodgers returned just in time, leading Green Bay to a dramatic Week 17 road victory over the Chicago Bears.

Even with Rodgers missing seven games, the Packers still had the NFL’s third-ranked offense. It just shows how talented they were.

9. 2016

Perhaps Aaron Rodgers’ greatest non-MVP season.

At one stage, the Packers were in a mess. The team had lost four on the bounce and sat at 4-6. Then Rodgers told reporters they could run the table and decided to turn into a superhero.

Rodgers put together one of his greatest ever stretches. In the final six games, Rodgers threw for 1,667 yards and 15 touchdowns with zero interceptions. The Packers won each game.

Rodgers’ 40 touchdowns in 2016 is the third-most he has made in a single season.

Green Bay eliminated the New York Giants, then upset the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys en route to the NFC title game. However, the team’s No. 31-ranked pass defense caught up with them in a blowout defeat to the Atlanta Falcons.