Packers: Ranking the top 10 teams in Aaron Rodgers era
Perhaps a little underrated is the Packers’ 2009 team.
Green Bay’s defense ranked seventh overall — fifth against the pass and first against the run. The team also owned the third-ranked offense. Only two teams outscored them in the regular season.
Rodgers threw for 4,434 yards, 30 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions in his second season as the starting QB.
Green Bay posted a solid 11-5 record, good for a wild-card berth. The Packers lost a playoff classic versus the fourth-seeded Arizona Cardinals, a 51-45 overtime defeat.
While the season ended earlier than they hoped, this team showed they had a bright future.
The Packers’ most recent season was an excellent one.
Aaron Rodgers won his fourth NFL MVP award after throwing for 4,115 yards, 37 touchdowns, and just four interceptions. The Packers had a top-10 offense and defense.
After a shock 38-3 defeat to the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, the Packers bounced back with 13 wins from their remaining 16 games, securing the NFC’s top seed.
Unfortunately, the season ended in familiar fashion with a defeat to the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers’ league-worst special teams caught up with them as a blocked punt touchdown led the 49ers to an upset road win.
A disappointing finish to a season that had so much promise.