Mark Craig's Sunday Insider: Packers won't go unbeaten

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 13, 2011 - 12:47 AM

The odds that Green Bay -- or any team -- can run the table are quite long, and the pressure ramps up as the winning streak goes on.

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northhillNov. 13, 11 5:44 AM

If the Packers are defeated this year; it will be by the Bears. I think the Packers are good enough to have an undefeated regular season.However,the playoffs are a different story.The Saints want another crack at the Pack and the 49'ers and Bears will make it very tough for the Pack to repeat.Remember what happened to New England! Even in 1972 the Miami Dolphins were almost beaten by the Cleveland Browns in the playoffs and the Redskins were the favorite in the Superbowl.

fishanhunt2Nov. 13, 11 8:31 AM

Will the Packers and their Cheesehead fans stay unbeaten? They will Monday night. Packers 42 Vikings 24. "Say it aint so Joe".

matthewJamesNov. 13, 11 8:38 AM

They don't care if they go unbeaten they just want to win another Super Bowl.

mgj075Nov. 13, 11 8:55 AM

ask charles woodson if he cares about going undefeated...

gopher49Nov. 13, 11 9:41 AM


JerryNodakNov. 13, 1110:00 AM

Will the Packers go unbeaten? Through the 16 game regular season? Quite possibly. Through the playoffs and repeat as SB Champs? No.

dand4247Nov. 13, 1110:01 AM

I don't see the Packers being undefeated, but they won't lose to the Bears at home.

frannytNov. 13, 1110:17 AM

The biggest reason the Packers would be unable to go undefeated would be their defense. They give up too many points, thus putting pressure on Rodgers and the offense to score 30 points a game. The team that can rattle Rodgers has the best chance to beat them...Duh!

tjtwinsfanNov. 13, 1110:40 AM

yes the packees will not go unbeaten. They always have a hard team beating the Vikings, even though we have no wide receivers and no secondary. Also it is time Rodgers gets his concussion again. Everyone says how good Rodgers is. In reality if he only had one or two average wide receivers, he would be just average. But he has 4 average receivers thus making it hard for the too. The Vikings 15-1 team that had Carter Moss and Reed was a much better team than this Packer team. That team had a much superior defense too. It had Robert Smith too. Cunninham was a washed up qb until he came to us and had all those weapons. It was too bad the refs screwed up our season that year. Just like the refs ruined a great season 2 years ago agains the Saints. I've watched several games the Packers have played this year and they should have lost to us, if the gutless refs would have made calls at the end of the game and there was a couple other games the Pack should have lost. So no the Packers will not go undefeated.

twinsfanwy1Nov. 13, 1110:48 AM

Undefeated? Probably not because they will have the Division and home field advantage throughout the playoffs locked up early. The 2011 Packers are one of the best teams I have ever seen though. As a Vikings fan I admit this grudgingly. But its appearing as though our purple may have the ship sailing in the right direction. Ponder shows promise for our future. Playing our rookie QB allows us the best opportunity to evaluate the entire team. This great Packer team wasn't built in one season. The Vikings need to stay their present course. Skol Vikings!


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