Through adversity is where Packers have worked their magic

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers are currently sitting at 3-2. They should be 4-1.

But after a frustrating loss to the New York Giants in London in which the team blew a 14-point lead, the sky is supposedly falling in Green Bay with fans questioning Matt LaFleur’s play-calling abilities and Joe Barry’s ability to run the defense.

However, this current stretch is where the Packers franchise makes magic happen. History is proof of that.

Remember in 2010 when Aaron Rodgers suffered a concussion and Green Bay was on the brink of playoff elimination? They ended up bringing the Vince Lombardi Trophy home that season.

In 2013, Rodgers broke his collarbone. All hope was seemingly lost. But Matt Flynn and Co. held down the fort and eventually won the NFC North.

Remember in 2014 when the franchise started off 1-2 and Packers fans were losing their minds? Rodgers told fans famously to “R-E-L-A-X.” They went 12-4 and nearly went to the Super Bowl.

What about 2016? Oh yeah, the Packers went 4-6 through their first 10 games and preceded to “run the table” all the way to the NFC Championship Game.

The point is that this Packers franchise throughout recent history has gone through some tough moments and difficult in-season losses. But they have more often than not persevered to give themselves a chance to make the Super Bowl. This team knows how to respond after losses.

Matt LaFleur’s team, although it is early in the season still, currently sits in the final wild-card spot in the NFC. Every other team behind them has an under .500 record.

They face the New York Jets and Washington Commanders each of the next two weeks before a Week 8 matchup in Buffalo. The Jets and Commanders combine for a record of 4-6. Those are two very winnable games for the Green and Gold.

It is not time to panic at all for the Packers and their fans. Yes, Sunday’s result was bad. But this franchise has the ability to flip the switch so easily. All it takes is one win. It should come on Sunday at noon CT at Lambeau Field.