Packers cornerback Charles Woodson is openly talking about the possibility of Green Bay going 19-0. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier wants to bring that to an end.
Frazier said he’s heard the talk that this year’s Packers could join the 1972 Dolphins as the only perfect teams in NFL history, and that he’d like that talk to go away on Monday night, when the Vikings visit Green Bay.
“Our goal is to squelch the talk of an undefeated season after Monday night,” Frazier said, via the Star-Tribune. “But it can grow to the point where you lose sight of what your goal is, which is to get to the Super Bowl and win the Super Bowl.”
Frazier knows just how Woodson is feeling right now because Frazier was a cornerback on the 1985 Bears, who started the season 12-0, and an assistant coach on the 2005 Colts, who started 13-0. Frazier said talk of going undefeated all the way can turn into a distraction.
“This early, you might not think about [an undefeated season] quite as much, although you hear a lot about it from people outside of your organization,” Frazier said. “But the longer you’re undefeated, the more the drama builds and it can be overwhelming if you are not a mature team. But they seem to be.”
And if there is a risk of all that talk about the Packers being undefeated turning into a distraction, Frazier would be more than happy to remove that distraction for the Packers on Monday night.