Packers: Ranking the top 10 teams in Aaron Rodgers era

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews
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2. 2014

This felt like a championship team.

They were unstoppable on offense. Aaron Rodgers won his second NFL MVP award. They had an outstanding trio of wide receivers in Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and Davante Adams. Nelson and Cobb each had over 1,000 yards and combined for 25 touchdowns.

This team wasn’t one-dimensional, either.

Eddie Lacy rushed for 1,139 yards and nine touchdowns, making the Pro Bowl.

The Packers’ defense ranked 11th and led the NFL in turnover differential.

With leaders like Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews on defense, this team felt ready to win a championship.

Had it not been for a fourth-quarter meltdown in the NFC title game, they would’ve been on the way to a Super Bowl to play a New England Patriots team they had already beaten in the regular season.

1. 2010

The 2010 Packers have to be No. 1 on the list.

While they may not have won the NFC North and had to settle for a wild-card berth, this team put together an all-time great postseason run to win Super Bowl XLV, despite playing each game on the road.

Green Bay’s defense ranked fifth in the NFL and featured four All-Pros: B.J. Raji, Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson, and Nick Collins.

Aaron Rodgers had a magical postseason run with 1,094 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions. The defense made nine interceptions, including three pick-sixes.

This team was loaded with talent on both sides of the ball, and it all came together for the playoffs. The Packers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, and Chicago Bears, all on the road, to advance to the Super Bowl.

They then beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 to bring the Lombardi Trophy home.