The NFL now has two 4-0 teams. Both of them are in the NFC North. One of them, the Detroit Lions, had to fight tooth and nail to eke out their fourth win today. And then there are the Green Bay Packers.
The defending Super Bowl champions are showing the same thing through four games of the regular season that they showed through four games in the playoffs: They’re the best team in the NFL. Today’s 49-23 win over the Denver Broncos improved the Packers’ record to 4-0 and demonstrated just what a dangerous team this is.
Want great offense? Aaron Rodgers completed 29 of 48 passes for 401 yards, with four touchdowns — and he ran for two touchdowns, too.
Want great defense? Charles Woodson picked off a pass and ran it 30 yards to the end zone for the 11th interception return touchdown of his career, tying him with Darren Sharper for the second most in NFL history, one behind Rod Woodson.
For the Broncos, Kyle Orton did nothing to endear himself to the many Denver fans who want to see him benched for Tim Tebow. Orton, who threw three interceptions, is far from the only reason the Broncos are losing, but he’s not doing much to help them win, either.
But this game wasn’t about Orton and the Broncos, it was about Rodgers and the Packers, who are winning and making it look easy. Last year they hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy. This year they look even better.