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.