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Charles Woodson aims for 19-0

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With the Packers halfway to an undefeated regular season, cornerback Charles Woodson wants to see his team finish the deal.

And then to win three more to cap a 19-0 perfect season.

We can talk about it,” Woodson told Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports.  “I don’t care.  We’re 8-0.  We’d love to be 16-0 – love to.  It’s a realistic conversation now.  We’re halfway there.  So yeah, let’s talk about it.”

So has he talked about the goal with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers?  “Yeah, at times,” Woodson said.  “We know what we want.”

Woodson said that there’s “[n]o question” the Packers will keep the pedal to the metal late in the year, if they’re still in position to achieve perfection.  In past seasons, teams like the Colts have opted to rest starters for the playoffs in lieu of pursuing an unblemished record.

“I’d love to go undefeated,” Woodson said.  “I’d absolutely love to.  Not just the regular season – the whole thing.”

To get there, the defense needs to improve.  And Woodson knows it.  He called the unit a “liability.”  At some point, the defense is liable to cause the team to lose a game.  Possibly in the postseason.

For now, the Packers have to get past the Vikings in a Monday night game at Lambeau Field.  And with each passing week, the Packers will be seeing stiffer challenges from their opponents, who will be increasingly motivated to disrupt the perfect season.

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138 Responses to “Charles Woodson aims for 19-0”
  1. cowboyhater says: Nov 9, 2011 3:05 PM

    Colts aim for 0-16

  2. techvet says: Nov 9, 2011 3:08 PM

    Packer fans will settle for having the best record in the NFC.

  3. panthers34 says: Nov 9, 2011 3:08 PM

    And there is the jinx…….

  4. sleepsoncouches says: Nov 9, 2011 3:09 PM

    Yea right. They have a 0% chance of going unbeaten.

  5. revrondog says: Nov 9, 2011 3:09 PM

    If Green Bay can get by Detroit on Thanksgiving, 19-0 is very do-able.

  6. jrmbadger says: Nov 9, 2011 3:09 PM

    Huge Packer fan, but its not gonna happen unless Woodson and his colleagues figure out their “communication” issues in the backfield.

    That being said – why wouldn’t he want to be 19-0? They would go down as the greatest team in NFL history and half the team could probably reserve their spots in Canton.

    Not gonna happen though….. I just don’t think the D is up for it.

    They have a decent shot at another Lombardi though.

  7. herlies says: Nov 9, 2011 3:09 PM

    Packers are the best defending champs in a long time, but they will not go undefeated.

    Rodgers will have an off game. Maybe? Eventually?

  8. cakemixa says: Nov 9, 2011 3:09 PM

    Good idea to talk about it already

  9. crazybeardedjack says: Nov 9, 2011 3:10 PM

    The real question: Will the Colts play harder at the end of the year to finish 2-14?

  10. snarkzilla says: Nov 9, 2011 3:11 PM

    NFC North is tough…

  11. bsreimer says: Nov 9, 2011 3:11 PM

    If they shore up the 2ndary and/or passrush, take it to the bank

  12. shaggytoodle says: Nov 9, 2011 3:11 PM

    As a huge Packer fan it would be cool, but for starters I would like to see them hold a team to less than 300 yards offense and 20 points.

  13. jhumbe says: Nov 9, 2011 3:12 PM

    Its surprising how poor the Packers pass defense is with Woodson being allowed to mug guys all over the field. His reputation and resume are much better than his performance at this point in his career.

  14. bmue42 says: Nov 9, 2011 3:13 PM

    thats what legendary Franchises do

  15. rpiotr01 says: Nov 9, 2011 3:17 PM

    Meh, I like Woodson a lot, but waaaaay too early for this talk. Great goal to have, but there’s no shame in losing in this league, it’s so competitive all around. Repeating as SB champs is the real goal.

  16. medtxpack says: Nov 9, 2011 3:20 PM

    all behind you Wood, just shore up that D.

    and haters, get lost.

  17. castleofcheese says: Nov 9, 2011 3:22 PM

    Dammit, Woodson, did you really have to talk about this already? I’m sure Yovani would love to throw a perfect game, but when he’s halfway there, he sure as h*ll isn’t going to talk about it.

    Awesome, we’re going to lose to the Vikings now.

  18. stellarperformance says: Nov 9, 2011 3:23 PM

    I think it is great that he talks out loud about wanting to go undefeated. The Packer-haters that continue to squeal about the “easy schedule” are forgetting the every team they face plays their best and hardest, for the notoriety of beating them. What’s so easy about that?

  19. notdemfalcons says: Nov 9, 2011 3:24 PM

    Thanks Chuck, for jinxing your team and giving the rest of us hope again!

  20. sschmiggles says: Nov 9, 2011 3:25 PM

    The Giants have a pretty good shot at beating them in the regular season.

    They’ve had a fluff schedule so far this year and a lot of the games they’ve won have been surprisingly close. I do think they’ll give up at least one.

    They’re really a one dimensional team, it just happens to be one really good dimension.

  21. tdub821 says: Nov 9, 2011 3:27 PM

    I don’t see Green Bay beating the mighty Detroit Lions twice.

  22. keephatinghaters77 says: Nov 9, 2011 3:29 PM

    You really think the coaching staff is gonna keep playing the starters once they lock up home field advantage and 1sr round bye…? I doubt it…

  23. nflfuturist says: Nov 9, 2011 3:29 PM

    As a fan of the Packers, would love to have that 19-0 legacy.

    As a realist, I’d like to see 1 or 2 losses (as long as it still puts us as the no.1 overall seed in the NFC) prior to the playoffs.

    Still surprised that SanFran only has 1 loss to this point. The only challenges they have left are the G-Men, Pitt, and Baltimore. Wouldn’t shock me if they win 2 of 3 there.

  24. humb0lt says: Nov 9, 2011 3:34 PM

    The Packers were lucky to survive Sunday’s game, in which Woodson got abused and schooled by Antonio Gates.

    GB has four games left v. the Lions, Bears and Giants. I think there is Packer a loss or two in those games.

  25. mvp43 says: Nov 9, 2011 3:35 PM

    Once Mercury Morris opens his mouth then I’ll start taking the 19-0 stuff seriously.

  26. golonger says: Nov 9, 2011 3:36 PM

    He can aim all he wants…..not happening!!!!!!!!!

  27. 319hike says: Nov 9, 2011 3:37 PM

    Super Bowl victory … priceless.

  28. jayrandle says: Nov 9, 2011 3:40 PM

    Please lets not start talking about it…

    Its only week 9 and I don’t want to sit thru hours of ESPN talking about the possibility of the Packers going undefeated each week after each and every game.

  29. gb4mn0 says: Nov 9, 2011 3:41 PM

    Were we all naifs to believe that the players are so focused that they never waiver from the “take it one game at a time” redundant cliché?

    I’m OK with them talking about it among themselves as long as the Lombardi remains the primary goal.

  30. blaz0037 says: Nov 9, 2011 3:42 PM

    It is THAT type of thought process that will bring down the Packers.

    They better hope they lose sooner rather than later.

    Because they will lose at somepoint.

  31. snarkzilla says: Nov 9, 2011 3:42 PM

    Lots of magical thinking here… I’m dubious that talking about something automatically jinxes it. It’s a lot more likely that it won’t happen because it’s hard as hell to do, injuries are unpredictable, refs make lunatic calls, etc.

  32. pacific123ocean says: Nov 9, 2011 3:42 PM

    Why? After they clinch home-field throughout the playoffs, there is no reason to play Rodgers and risk him being injured.

  33. jayrandle says: Nov 9, 2011 3:44 PM

    Another reason why not to talk 19-0…

    I cant take every member of the 1972 Dolphins being interviewed each day about what they think…

    and we have to wonder do Larry Csonka approves…

    and than when the Packers lose watch Don Shula and Mercury Morris light a cigar.

  34. giablommi says: Nov 9, 2011 3:44 PM

    1. As a Patriots fan, speaking only for myself and not my fellow fans – while 2007 was an amazing ride, I would not want to go through another attempt at 19-0 (though that is becoming a moot point anyway with the lack of defensive talent).
    The final outcome of SB42 notwithstanding, having the bullseye and spotlight on your team week in and week out is draining. Sure, it was fun for the first 11-12 weeks, until teams figured out the supposed “blueprint” and games got much more competitive and stressful. Once December rolled around, anything less than 19-0 would have been a disappointment, and we know how that turned out. If the Pats had gotten past the NYG and made it to 19-0, it would have been great, like a weight lifted off the shoulders – but the failure to finish the job is a disappointment that has not healed with time, which I’m sure will make you Pats h-ters out the rejoice.

  35. thridandlong says: Nov 9, 2011 3:45 PM

    Only 2 teams can beat the Pack.

    Bears and Ravens.

    And the Pack may meet both in playoffs or Superbowl.

  36. johngaltwho says: Nov 9, 2011 3:45 PM

    This certainly doesnt look like a team that is likely to go 19-0, let alone 16-0 but I like Woodson’s spirit – its a laudable goal. At least he’s not like Rex Ryan who would, if he could ever coach a team to 8-0, be boasting that his team is unbeatable and may never lose another game – ever. .

  37. qoojo says: Nov 9, 2011 3:47 PM

    If his side of the team was better, defense, it might be realistic to talk about it. This might be the worst 8-0 team in NFL history :)

  38. ~Wyn says: Nov 9, 2011 3:49 PM

    Every player would love to go 16-0 and especially 19-0. It wasn’t a prediction.

  39. smoothjimmyapollo says: Nov 9, 2011 3:51 PM

    If they had last year’s defense with this year’s offense, then yeah, 19-0 is possible. They don’t. Still, often the Super Bowl comes down to having one team do one thing that his head and shoulders above any other team’s one thing, and GB’s offense certainly qualifies.

    Still, the reason for the term “any given Sunday” is that a close game can turn on a weird bounce, a tipped ball, a blown or missed call, or an inopportune injury. To have the talent and the good fortune all align perfectly is rare – which is why perfection has only happened once.

  40. rexismybff says: Nov 9, 2011 3:51 PM

    Didn’t they just get through nearly losing and giving up 38 points to a guy who threw 3 INT’s?

    Get real. They have beaten exactly 1 team so far with a winning record at the time they played – and those Chargers nearly pulled off a huge comeback. Compare that to a team like the Ravens, who have beaten the Texans, the Jets, and the Steelers twice already.

  41. grandpoopah says: Nov 9, 2011 3:52 PM

    It would not shock me if they wind up 19-0. The offense scores more or less at will. The defense has played way below their talent level, but they’re still undefeated. Rodgers is playing better than any quarterback I’ve ever seen. It’s almost not even worth it for the Packers to waste a roster spot on a punter. Barring an injury to Rodgers, this team could do it.

  42. stockdogdca says: Nov 9, 2011 3:52 PM

    Nice job Charles, make the targets on you back as large as possible. The irony is that this is the “defense” talking here. Why not just announce yourselves as “The Real” Dream Team and get it over with ??!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. canadianvikingfaniii says: Nov 9, 2011 3:52 PM

    The best chance during the regular season to beat the Packers is going to come through the division. The NFC North is probably the toughest division alongside of the AFC North. The Vikings could make it tough for the Packers this Monday. Let’s not forget that Ponder kept them in the game in a 6 point loss earlier. Hell it might even do the Packers more good to lose a game or two in the regular season. You can learn quite a bit from a loss and then there isn’t the added pressure of fulfilling the perfect season.

  44. n0hopeleft says: Nov 9, 2011 3:52 PM

    The Lions have 0 shot at beating the Packers. If anyone will do it, it will be the Giants.

  45. east96st says: Nov 9, 2011 3:55 PM

    If I remember correctly, walking into the Super Bowl 18-0 didn’t work out for the last team and they were even more dominant than the Pack has been this year. However, I wouldn’t bet the house that they can’t pull it off. Seems even with their defensive flaws, the passing game is so damn good that they could spot most teams a 3 TD lead and still win at end.

  46. staffordsyear says: Nov 9, 2011 4:01 PM

    Lions will win at least 1 of the 2 games they play.

  47. stellarperformance says: Nov 9, 2011 4:03 PM

    The defense is playing terribly right now. If they (defense) can get their act together, this will be a difficult team to beat. If not, they’re beatable…split with Vikings/Bears, split with Detroit, lose away at New York…13-3. Still very good and probably good enough for home field, but not 19-0.

  48. henryd3rd says: Nov 9, 2011 4:06 PM

    I would love to see it; but it is almost impossible. What with the longer season, parity and luck has to be on their side as well. Having said that I would love for it to happen so as to shut up Mercury Morris

  49. mallet22 says: Nov 9, 2011 4:15 PM

    Meh….Don Shula & Co. will be popping champagne bottles late Monday.

  50. tqaztec says: Nov 9, 2011 4:15 PM

    Funny how the “hard core” Packer fans don’t talk about the 70’s, 80’s, and half the 90’s.

  51. henryd3rd says: Nov 9, 2011 4:16 PM

    Did I mention I’m clairvoyant?

  52. elgaffo says: Nov 9, 2011 4:18 PM

    Packers vs. Patriots SB? redemption for Bill?? what a story!!… probably wont happen but IM sure Tom and Bill would love to beat an 18-0 Packer team in the SB.

  53. dbellina says: Nov 9, 2011 4:21 PM

    I hate how good the Packers are.

  54. preventoffense says: Nov 9, 2011 4:21 PM

    The catch by Odom was trickity do de do

  55. primevikingsguy says: Nov 9, 2011 4:23 PM

    19-0 is not possible. The Packers have no running game and no defense. Soon as Rodgers goes down the Packers will be just like the Colts (they won’t win another game).

  56. detroitrollin22 says: Nov 9, 2011 4:25 PM

    It’s going to be an interesting game on Thanksgiving….

  57. minkytails says: Nov 9, 2011 4:32 PM

    People talk about how the coaches would sit the starters at the end if they had HFA. But maybe not. They’re playing the Bears and Lions the last 2 weeks, and if those teams are on the bubble I would wager McCarthy would want to knock them out of the playoffs if he could. I’m sure he remembers how fortunate the Bears would have been in week 17 last season had they knocked the Packers out of the playoffs, and they sure tried even though they had nothing to play for.

  58. minkytails says: Nov 9, 2011 4:34 PM

    tqaztec, what’s to talk about? Top to bottom, we sucked. Is that an interesting conversation for you?

  59. 31teamsarebetterthanthepackers says: Nov 9, 2011 4:36 PM

    Never gonna happen. They will lose in the playoffs and everyone will be brought back to earth. I can’t wait!

  60. stavreafavre says: Nov 9, 2011 4:38 PM

    Back in the ’70’s and ’80’s the Packers weren’t very good at all. They didn’t win any more world championships during that period than the Minnesota Vikings did, that’s how irrelevant they were.
    Glad to help out, tqaztec. Always makes me feel good to brighten someone’s day.

  61. threedeep1998 says: Nov 9, 2011 4:40 PM

    See what happens when they play guys like Brees and Rivers (off year even)? Elite QBs shred this team and even Ponder from MN gave this team a close call.

  62. packmanfan says: Nov 9, 2011 4:45 PM

    A true Packers fan would like to see them go for 19-0 and thinks they can do it.
    Anyone who doesn’t think so is just a bandwagon fan.

  63. paperchased says: Nov 9, 2011 4:46 PM

    The one thing that makes me think the Packers can go 16-0 is that they have had a 14 point lead in every 4th quarter (except the Falcons game). Then McCarthy calls his “prevent offense,” which has resulted in a few games closer than they needed to be (e.g., New Orleans, Carolina, Chicago, San Diego).

    The Packers haven’t even begun to show opponents how they can score at will when it matters.

  64. adantsa says: Nov 9, 2011 4:46 PM

    31-30 Vikings come Monday night. Trap game.

  65. childressrulz says: Nov 9, 2011 4:50 PM

    I agree 19-0 is unlikely but you can’t blame them for trying. I also agree a loss might do them some good overall. The thing I find most funny on here is how pissed viking fans seem to be. You idiots make your bed, going all out for a one year window, now lie in it. Nice operating plan though. That entire organization is a joke I feel bad for AD trapped in obscurity with that pack of losers. Did my comments demonstrate my bias? See how that works. The more you guys talk about the packers the more you come off as haters but go ahead and keep it up.

  66. The Phantom Stranger says: Nov 9, 2011 4:51 PM

    It’s a great team, but it’s so unlikely that they could go undefeated. We hear this every year until the last team gets its first loss, and it just doesn’t happen. This team reminds me of the 2009 Saints. Great offense, opportunistic defense that gives up a lot of yards, built for indoor football. That team went 13-0 before losing their last three. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Packers lost three games. In fact, they might be better off losing the division so they can go on the road in the playoffs.

  67. The Phantom Stranger says: Nov 9, 2011 4:51 PM

    I expect they’ll be 8-1 in a few days.

  68. chobes68 says: Nov 9, 2011 4:51 PM

    Hmmm, as a Bear’s fan I’m torn.

    Packers 19-0

    vs

    Old Dolphins whining and crying to keep their record intact.

    Maybe an asteroid can hit earth first.

    I’m just waiting for when all the old Dolphins start showing up at the Packer’s games trying to inflict some bad ju-ju their way.

  69. chobes68 says: Nov 9, 2011 4:52 PM

    “A true Packers fan would like to see them go for 19-0 and thinks they can do it.
    Anyone who doesn’t think so is just a bandwagon fan.”

    =========

    Where’s the logic in that drivel?

  70. childressrulz says: Nov 9, 2011 4:52 PM

    The Packers running game is not as bad as last year. That is a popular misconception. Also if you think you are going to beat the Packers running the football think again. In the blink of an eye you are down 21 and you can run all you want. In reality you are doing us a favor.

  71. childressrulz says: Nov 9, 2011 4:54 PM

    mallet22 says: Nov 9, 2011 4:15 PM

    Meh….Don Shula & Co. will be popping champagne bottles late Monday.
    _____________________________
    Maybe some Monday but definitely not this monday.

  72. bdickey33 says: Nov 9, 2011 4:55 PM

    8 down 11 to go and already worried about game #19. Sounds like an upset brewing shortly to me!

  73. voiceofrealism says: Nov 9, 2011 4:57 PM

    packmanfan says:
    Nov 9, 2011 4:45 PM
    A true Packers fan would like to see them go for 19-0 and thinks they can do it.
    Anyone who doesn’t think so is just a bandwagon fan.

    ———————————–
    That’s crap. Anyone who thinks they are going to do it doesn’t know history. As a Packer fan I think it’s great that Woodson wants to go undefeated and has that as his goal. But realistically, it won’t happen. Any team can beat any team once. To think you know what a “true Packers fan” is laughable. Just makes you sound like an idiot.

  74. snarkzilla says: Nov 9, 2011 4:57 PM

    >See what happens when they play guys like Brees and Rivers

    Yup. Packers won both.

  75. atthemurph says: Nov 9, 2011 5:01 PM

    sschmiggles says:
    Nov 9, 2011 3:25 PM
    The Giants have a pretty good shot at beating them in the regular season.

    They’ve had a fluff schedule so far this year and a lot of the games they’ve won have been surprisingly close. I do think they’ll give up at least one.

    They’re really a one dimensional team, it just happens to be one really good dimension.
    ————————————————–
    Agreed NYG have as good a shot as anyone but I think GB actually is a bad match up for them just as they were last season.

    Don’t understand the fluff schedule thing? N.O., @Chi, @Atl, @SD and only three home games so far. I don’t care what team your talking winning on the road in the NFL is tough.

    I’m trying to figure out what playoff contender has had such a rough schedule so far that the Packers schedule is “fluff”?

  76. jessethegreat says: Nov 9, 2011 5:03 PM

    I blame the Offense for the Defensive struggles. If they weren’t basically ending games before the first half is over, the other teams wouldn’t be airing it out playing catch up. Watch McCarthy decide to pound the ball in the first half.. the defensive yards given up will grow down dramatically.

    And to the Vikings fans claiming Ponder played a great game, you’re delusional. Peterson was the only thing that kept you in the game. He rushed for as many yards as Ponder threw for.

  77. purplehayseuss says: Nov 9, 2011 5:03 PM

    medtxpack says: Nov 9, 2011 3:20 PM

    all behind you Wood, just shore up that D.

    and haters, get lost.
    ***
    Haters? Here? Noooooo, that’s not possible.
    How’s that dose of your own medicine? Bitter, you say? Go talk with Mary Poppins. She knows how to make the “medicine go down”.

    Otherwise deal with it, buddy. Maybe Mary will arrive on Monday night at Holy Lambeau. I think you’ve seen that Ponder can run and throw and read a defense. Scare you a bit? It should. Minny will not lay down for you. No, the Vikings aren’t an elite team and we all know it. But if you crow that Monday night will be a blowout or a cake walk, you’d better put your team where your mouth is. “Wood” better pick some more and dance around some more like a High School kid. Matthews better have 7 sacks. #12 should throw 5 TDs. Jared Allen should be shut out and be ineffective. #28 better fumble 4 times. Joe Webb better stay on the bench – admit it, Webb puts a little zing in your spine when he carries the ball.

    And if by absolute miracle Green Bay loses in front of the whole world, you’d better shut the hell up.

  78. spawnsacs says: Nov 9, 2011 5:06 PM

    threedeep1998 says:
    Nov 9, 2011 4:40 PM
    See what happens when they play guys like Brees and Rivers (off year even)? Elite QBs shred this team and even Ponder from MN gave this team a close call.

    ————————————————–
    Elite QB’s can “shred” this team all they want. As long as the Packers score 1 more point than their opponent….who cares.

    You post is humorous…seeing as though the elite QB’s you speak of both LOST to the Packers…..

    Next……

  79. glac1 says: Nov 9, 2011 5:08 PM

    one at a time gentlemen.. first, let’s take care of minnesota on Monday. 19-0 would be sweet but winning the last game played in February would be the sweetest……………..

  80. snarkzilla says: Nov 9, 2011 5:08 PM

    The run D simply isn’t that bad. The Packers held Matt Forte to -2 yards.

  81. rodgerthat says: Nov 9, 2011 5:10 PM

    purplehayseuss says:
    Nov 9, 2011 5:03 PM
    medtxpack says: Nov 9, 2011 3:20 PM

    all behind you Wood, just shore up that D.

    and haters, get lost.
    ***
    Haters? Here? Noooooo, that’s not possible.
    How’s that dose of your own medicine? Bitter, you say? Go talk with Mary Poppins. She knows how to make the “medicine go down”.

    Otherwise deal with it, buddy. Maybe Mary will arrive on Monday night at Holy Lambeau. I think you’ve seen that Ponder can run and throw and read a defense. Scare you a bit? It should. Minny will not lay down for you. No, the Vikings aren’t an elite team and we all know it. But if you crow that Monday night will be a blowout or a cake walk, you’d better put your team where your mouth is. “Wood” better pick some more and dance around some more like a High School kid. Matthews better have 7 sacks. #12 should throw 5 TDs. Jared Allen should be shut out and be ineffective. #28 better fumble 4 times. Joe Webb better stay on the bench – admit it, Webb puts a little zing in your spine when he carries the ball.

    And if by absolute miracle Green Bay loses in front of the whole world, you’d better shut the hell up.
    —————————–
    Im saving this comment for repost on tuesday morning!

  82. nineroutsider says: Nov 9, 2011 5:12 PM

    Maybe they go 18-0 and lose in the NFC Championship to game to an old foe they dominated throughout the last decades (with the exception of 1998). That would be some type of payback, but first things first: the Niners have to earn the right to play the champs. If it happens I’m there no matter where the game is played.

    At any rate, I need to hear Porky (my nickname for McCarthy) say that he won’t rest his starters weeks 15-16…strictly for fantasy purposes.

  83. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 9, 2011 5:17 PM

    better watch that kinda talk, it never leads to good things.

  84. gb4mn0 says: Nov 9, 2011 5:18 PM

    I just read all 62 posts above mine and the best part about reading all the slimy toad naysayers comments is they’re hating on my team that’s 8-0. Ain’t life great as a Packer fan these days. The defending SB Champs and 8-0 and the lunatic haters are left with is begging for our doom.

  85. njhitman says: Nov 9, 2011 5:26 PM

    They got luckly last Sunday San D should of won that game and had it

  86. garyman1 says: Nov 9, 2011 5:28 PM

    I’ll tell you what…. get to 12-0 including wins on the road at Detroit and the Giants, THEN we’ll talk about it.
    Until then, please work on stopping 20+ yard plays against our defense.

  87. MossMoon2Packers says: Nov 9, 2011 5:32 PM

    Rodgers and the Packers passing attack are playing superbly. That’s what has led to the Packers being 8-0. The Packers D is average at best. In the playoffs, Rodgers is going to be all-out attacked and the Packers D is going to be run over, just like the Giants attacked Brady in SB42. Then, the Packers will collapse like a house of cards. Defense wins championships, and the Packers don’t have one worth talking about.

  88. donmajik7 says: Nov 9, 2011 5:40 PM

    Get real. They have beaten exactly 1 team so far with a winning record at the time they played – and those Chargers nearly pulled off a huge comeback. Compare that to a team like the Ravens, who have beaten the Texans, the Jets, and the Steelers twice already.
    ***********************************
    The Ravens already won their Superbowl, they beat the Steelers!!!! Real teams like the Packers, Steelers and Saints have hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in the last 10 years.

  89. EJ says: Nov 9, 2011 5:40 PM

    As much as I dislike the Lions, they will be the team to bring the Packers back to reality. I wouldn’t wish injury on anyone, (well maybe Tom Brady or Bart Scott) but I believe Rodgers will recieve a season ending injury in that game. The Lions are dirty and will be especially filthy against the Packers.

  90. belichickee says: Nov 9, 2011 5:43 PM

    Not “teams like the Colts”, only the Colts. The only team that was closing in on perfection and wussed out.

  91. snarkzilla says: Nov 9, 2011 5:47 PM

    >Maybe they go 18-0 and lose in the NFC Championship

    If they go 18-0 they’ve already won the NFC Championship, unless you believe that the Packers will need postseason entry via the wildcard route.

  92. gwahknows says: Nov 9, 2011 5:56 PM

    Silly Vikings fan. It’s not our fault you forgot what winning feels like ever since Favre cursed your franchise.

  93. baegucb says: Nov 9, 2011 6:00 PM

    I doubt they’ll have a perfect season. Vikings and Lions always play well against GB. Oh, and Matt Forte got two yards. At the time, I worked it out to 8 inches per carry or somesuch.

  94. gwahknows says: Nov 9, 2011 6:02 PM

    Get real. They have beaten exactly 1 team so far with a winning record at the time they played – and those Chargers nearly pulled off a huge comeback. Compare that to a team like the Ravens, who have beaten the Texans, the Jets, and the Steelers twice already.
    ******************************

    So, because New Orleans was 0-0 at the time means they weren’t a quality opponent? Silly Ravens Fan. Still the same teams in Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego and New Orleans. You get on your little high horse because you beat the Steelers twice. But you lost to BLAINE GABBERT and the JAGS.

  95. jessethegreat says: Nov 9, 2011 6:08 PM

    MossMoon2Packers says:
    Nov 9, 2011 5:32 PM
    Rodgers and the Packers passing attack are playing superbly. That’s what has led to the Packers being 8-0. The Packers D is average at best. In the playoffs, Rodgers is going to be all-out attacked and the Packers D is going to be run over, just like the Giants attacked Brady in SB42. Then, the Packers will collapse like a house of cards. Defense wins championships, and the Packers don’t have one worth talking about.
    ————————————————-
    And another sheep ladies and gentlemen. Offense wins championships. The Giants D kept them in the game, yes, but Tyree’s catch won the game.

  96. bordner says: Nov 9, 2011 6:11 PM

    As long as they go undefeated in the postseason again this year, I don’t care if they pick up a loss or two in the regular season.

    And viking fans are right – Monday night will be a tough game. For the vikings, playing the Packers IS their Super Bowl, so they always bring their best. But it’s still not gonna happen.

    Packers 38 – vikings 17

  97. granadafan says: Nov 9, 2011 6:13 PM

    I’d love the Packers to go undefeated and win the Superbowl to a) shut the 1972 Dolphins up once and for all, and b) cement Rodgers’ legacy even more over his non-mentor Favre. Realistically, this will not happen as long as the defense continues to play poorly. They’re being bailed out by a high scoring and very efficient offense. This cannot possibly continue.

  98. david7590 says: Nov 9, 2011 6:20 PM

    @n0hopeleft:
    The Giants will get absolutely wrecked by the Packers, just like last year. The Giants will be lucky to finish 8-8. The annual collapse begins Sunday courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers.

  99. hawks4me says: Nov 9, 2011 6:22 PM

    Woodsons on the down hill side. Getting beat way too much and too many interference and holding penalties. Now he’s opening his yap too much. Telling Capers to get Mathews involved more earlier in the week, now this.

  100. 49ersforlife says: Nov 9, 2011 6:27 PM

    At best GB can go to NFC championship and and go out. Without good defense and running game winning in December/January is difficult. 49ers have both to beat GB at their home.

  101. pack13queens0 says: Nov 9, 2011 6:28 PM

    About time someone else mentions 19-0. I’ve been saying that since before the season began. It’s pretty much a given, nobody has what it takes to slow A-Rod down. History in the making.

  102. goldrush36 says: Nov 9, 2011 6:33 PM

    As a Niner fan, I’d much rather Green Bay go 19-0 than listen to another Giants fan whine about soft schedules of the teams above them in the power rankings…. Even though they lost to Washington (3-5), got smoked by Seattle (2-6)…. Then narrowly came back to beat Miami(1-7), AZ (a lucky 2-6) There’s also the Rams (1-7) but at least they actually controlled that game. Buffalo was a very well played game. Now they beat that 32 ranked defense of New England, and they are gods…. So who exactly in the top of the power rankings has had a soft schedule? Can’t really say Green Bay, Can’t say SF plays in the west since the Giants have played the west 2 more games than the niners have, and most of our tough games have been on the road. Sure as hell can’t say Pittsburgh and Baltimore have easy schedules…. so I guess we’ll truly find out when we get to the playoffs because that’s when the games are really gonna count

  103. imjinbrdgr says: Nov 9, 2011 6:34 PM

    Rodgers will haven an off game eventually maybe 2 of them. If the defense can pick up the slack for those games then 19-0 is possible.

  104. qoojo says: Nov 9, 2011 6:38 PM

    You’re wrong there. Patriot’s offense was unstoppable for the most part, and setting records. What happened was that the Giants got pressure on Brady, and made him average. Defense won it for them, and more specifically, that front four won it.

  105. nflfollower says: Nov 9, 2011 6:40 PM

    I have always been a big Woodson fan, he does tremendous things for the community and Mott’s Childrens Hospital, and he’s been one of the most exciting DB’s to watch.

    But at this point in his career, he’s holding / mugging receivers at a level where it could be called almost every play if the refs decided to. Anybody denying that doesn’t watch the game. This guy acts like the 5 yd rule doesn’t exist. And that’s why he is still able to play at a high level, b/c the rules aren’t being enforced.

  106. packerfan12 says: Nov 9, 2011 6:43 PM

    Rodgers is amazing, but against good teams we HAVE TO PRESSURE THE QB! Dom Capers is running a lot of blitzes and it seems as though 90% of them are getting picked up. I don’t blame our secondary as much as our front 7 getting NO pressure. I still think we have a shot at the superbowl, but we have some more serious problems on defense then I thought we did

  107. sevensixtwonato says: Nov 9, 2011 6:44 PM

    packmanfan says:
    Nov 9, 2011 4:45 PM
    A true Packers fan would like to see them go for 19-0 and thinks they can do it.
    Anyone who doesn’t think so is just a bandwagon fan.

    ————————————————–The probability of that happening is very slim. Its just not something I would bet money on. Esp since they have to play another top tier division rival twice and we all know how those division games go. If the Packers loose a game this year I am guessing it will be to the Bears or the Lions….a Division team, just like the Vikings in ’98….the teams just know each other too well.

  108. axespray says: Nov 9, 2011 6:45 PM

    ^ so he should just stand there and get ran over by larry fitzgerald then?

    maybe you should watch some highlights of revis/champ/deion/rodwoodson/etc and then look up the definition of “Press coverage”.

  109. axespray says: Nov 9, 2011 6:49 PM

    People said we couldn’t get to the superbowl when we were 3-3 with guys going down left and right, people said we couldn’t win on the road against the top 3 seeds, people said we weren’t experianced enough to hang with the steelers in the superbowl, people said we couldn’t win superbowl 45 without woodson in the line up.

    sometimes believe is a good thing…

    That dude on shawshank redemption had believe that he’ll get to swim in the prison sewers and morgan freeman was all “nah!”
    Then he did!

  110. bigbluefan1 says: Nov 9, 2011 6:52 PM

    Let me say that as I giants fan I know we suck

    Now that is out of the way
    Who cares how many points we win by a win is a win and that is all that matters

    Now on to chuck and 19-0 its long season and maybe you will go 18-0 but if you loss #19 the rest was for nothing. do not take my word for it ask BB and TB they know what is like to get to the big game and have an upstart QB and a strong D knock them out of the only W that really counts.

  111. jacktorrancegb says: Nov 9, 2011 7:02 PM

    Mark my words– the Packers defense is going to end the season in the top ten. The Packers have FIVE home games in the second half. 16-0 is not that far fetched at all. What’s wrong with answering a question with some candor? Every non Packer fan just has to come to terms with the self evident truth that the Packers are going to own this DECADE. I’m going with seven Super Bowl wins for the decade possibly eight. In fact they may not lose until 2020, okay maybe that’s a touch of hyperbole!

  112. commandercornpone says: Nov 9, 2011 7:15 PM

    undefeated… doubtful.

    nov 24 at DET. L. it’s going to be a wild scene.

    dec 4 @ NYG. possible L. and s!@##$ weather keeps scoring down.

    dec 25 vs chi. possible L. and lets also factor in that the bears might need this game and gb probly wont. and weather.

    jan 1 vs det. possible L. and lets also factor in that the lions might need this game and gb probly wont. maybe neither will, which leads to really unpredictable happenings, like “lets do anything but go to OT”. plus weather.

    they will pull a polian if it comes to that. in order to stay healthy for the playoffs, once they dont need the wins anymore, they will play rodgers et al for 3 quarters max in week 15, 2 max in week 16 and 1 max in week 17. then see ya in week 19.

  113. gwahknows says: Nov 9, 2011 7:15 PM

    Just for the record, it’s not like Charles was gathering media members at his locker and was like ” alright y’all mark my words…we gonna go 19-0.” No, it was some tool reporter trying to get him to say that so he could go write a terrible story about how the ‘expectations are really high now even though the defense is struggling mightily.’ The Packers will not go 19-0 but they will, however, win the Superbowl.

  114. childressrulz says: Nov 9, 2011 7:33 PM

    njhitman says: Nov 9, 2011 5:26 PM

    They got luckly last Sunday San D should of won that game and had it
    _______________________________
    Yeah you are right. That onsides kick the Chargers got happens all the time the Packers better hope no one else tries that.

  115. childressrulz says: Nov 9, 2011 7:39 PM

    packerfan12 says: Nov 9, 2011 6:43 PM

    Rodgers is amazing, but against good teams we HAVE TO PRESSURE THE QB! Dom Capers is running a lot of blitzes and it seems as though 90% of them are getting picked up. I don’t blame our secondary as much as our front 7 getting NO pressure. I still think we have a shot at the superbowl, but we have some more serious problems on defense then I thought we did
    ___________________
    Most intelligent comment on here!

  116. childressrulz says: Nov 9, 2011 7:43 PM

    People who think defenses win championships are living 5 years ago. Our defense only has to get one or two stops a game that is it. Then the Packer offense starts ratcheting up the pressure. There is not a defense in the NFL that will stop the Packers.

  117. lilrob10201 says: Nov 9, 2011 7:45 PM

    I dont see the Packers winning the superbowl with a ranked 30 D.

  118. steelerchicken says: Nov 9, 2011 7:50 PM

    Lions have the best chance on Turkey Day! I could see the Chiefs pulling off an upset at home. The Dolphins only win and Packers only loss?

  119. deconjonesbitchslap says: Nov 9, 2011 8:51 PM

    All I can say is: It’s about damn time refs call this guy for pass interference.

  120. bonesawisready says: Nov 9, 2011 8:54 PM

    njhitman says: Nov 9, 2011 5:26 PM

    They got luckly last Sunday San D should of won that game and had it
    ___________________

    I know right, I mean down by 21 points with 10 minutes to play I am sure everyone was thinking “oh San Diego has this in the bag”. It was so surprising that they were able to turn a 21 point deficit into a loss.

  121. snarkzilla says: Nov 9, 2011 9:08 PM

    >I dont see the Packers winning the superbowl with a ranked 30 D

    I don’t either. Thankfully the stat that counts is points allowed, not yards.

  122. packfaninchitown says: Nov 9, 2011 9:10 PM

    Packers are the best team in the NFL…period. They will go 19-0 and then people will start using the word “dynasty” again…

  123. hokahknow says: Nov 9, 2011 9:16 PM

    Ha, Woodson just jinxed this season. Monday night the Vikes win and Allen sacks Rodgers about 3 times.

  124. philtration says: Nov 9, 2011 9:33 PM

    With the 30th ranked defense, not only are they going to lose during the regular season, they are ripe for an early playoff exit.

    All it takes is a team to throw Rodgers off his game, not even shut him down but just make him average, and they can be one and done.

  125. threedeep1998 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:34 PM

    My point is that the elite QBs kept it close. Packers have had the luxury of playing Orton, Cutler, and Bradford. Please.

  126. orangeflh says: Nov 9, 2011 10:22 PM

    I’d like to see ‘em go 10-0 just because it may be the one accomplishment they’ve never made, or the one record they don’t hold.

  127. shaggytoodle says: Nov 9, 2011 10:26 PM

    They got a better chance than anyone else doing it this season.

  128. jarrman46 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:38 PM

    Wow the Packers have now reached the level in their greatness that people are complaining that they didnt win good enough. Will the Packers go 19-0? Probably not. they have already won 14 games in a row against some pretty heavy competition. They are bound to lose sometime. Unfortunatly for everybody else ,the Packers can probably go 5-3 down the stretch and still secure homefield advantage.

  129. snarkzilla says: Nov 9, 2011 10:39 PM

    >30th ranked defense

    Games aren’t won by the teams that have the most yards. The Packers are not ranked 30th in points allowed.

  130. bigjim50010 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:42 PM

    im for anything that will shut up Mercury Morris and recork his champagne bottle.

  131. snarkzilla says: Nov 9, 2011 10:47 PM

    The Green Bay Packers currently are ranked #1 in points differential among all NFL teams through week 9. The Lions are #2. New Orleans is #3. Houston is #4.

    Being ranked 30th in passing yards allowed is interesting but clearly means little here.

  132. bmue42 says: Nov 9, 2011 11:05 PM

    i love reading what the haters are saying, especially the most illogical fans who dont even deserve to have a team, Vikequeen fans

  133. bmue42 says: Nov 9, 2011 11:07 PM

    hey vike fans…feelin that old gun slinger curse on your shoulders yet? it might be the first curse to actually make a team relocate

  134. sigma1932 says: Nov 10, 2011 8:54 AM

    canadianvikingfaniii says:
    Nov 9, 2011 3:52 PM

    Let’s not forget that Ponder kept them in the game in a 6 point loss earlier.
    —–
    Are you kidding me? Ponder played like crap in that game (40% accuracy, 2 TD vs. 2 INT’s, 219 yds vs. a team giving up an average of 300-ish, 59.2 QB rating).

    If you wanna give credit to someone, give it to Peterson for making them not look like Indy.

    In reality, it took Cobb making a mental mistake that’s extremely rare in the NFL (muffed punt– not even a catch and fumble– literally muffing the punt) for the Lavender Loonies to get within 6. If he so much as fair-catches it, GB wins by 16+, nevermind the fact that even with the muffed punt, they easily could’ve kicked a FG at the end instead of taking a knee and won by 9+.

    As for their record, and people saying they haven’t beat anyone:
    –they beat a 6-3 team
    –two 5-3 teams (each by a 2+ possessions margin of victory)
    –a 4-4 team that’s tied for their division lead and significantly under-achieving.
    –mopped the floor (3+ possession margin of victory) with 2 of 4 losing teams
    — of the two losing teams that got within a TD, one was Minnesota (already shown to be a fluke), and the other has a QB that surprised everyone on the planet and will likely get rookie of he Decade, plus the #2 receiver in the league, not to mention GB historically plays bad against Rookie QB’s they don’t have experience playing against.

  135. ytsejamer1 says: Nov 10, 2011 9:25 AM

    I hope they go for it…that’s the right attitude. Mailing it in for rest was chickens*&t by the Colts and they deserve all bad tidings with how they run their organization. I hope the Packers go for it and do their best to get it…I mean, that’s the basic idea – win every game you can.

    It’s going to take a lot of skill, luck, and sometimes divine intervention to have everything work out the way it needs to work. Back in the day (Dolphins), there were bad teams…period. Now…every team can beat another on any given day. I think it’s tougher to do now even without considering the extra games played.

  136. The Prophet says: Nov 10, 2011 6:55 PM

    Typical Packer arrogance under Mike McCarthy. Just keep your mouth shut Woodson and stop leading the 31st pass defense in the NFL.

  137. banlarson says: Nov 12, 2011 8:16 PM

    Packers don’t have a prayer of going undefeated with that defense. They will have 3 or 4 losses before its over an limp into the playoffs and get wiped out. Rogers is good, but name one GOOD defense they have faced this year? Thought so, SD almost beat them for crying out loud.

    Nothing worse than Packer fans with something to cheer about.

  138. thirdandgoal says: Nov 14, 2011 12:53 PM

    the cheese is riding high right now, and deservedly so. but the worm will eventually turn. so, enjoy the success while it lasts.

    windows of opportunity are ever so brief in the nfl. the defense is already showing the early signs of deterioration, but a top-notch QB can cover for a lot of cracks, and right now, he’s the best in the game.

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