Preseason Expectations of the Packers Are Blinding Some

Posted: 23rd September 2009 by Mark Strotman in NFL
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Ask just about any media outlet who the breakout team of 2009 would be before the season started, and odds were you were going to hear the Green Bay Packers.  After all, they had absolutely dominated all four preseason games and looked pinpoint-accurate on offense.  Their defense had stayed pretty much vanilla on the play calling yet still forced turnovers left and right. Everyone was ready to crown the Packers kings of the NFC before the season had even started, and one got the feeling that there was no way this team could be stopped.  Their defense was now healthy, the offense had more weapons than it knew what to do with, and the special teams were starting to rise up to an average standard. After Week one, fans cited a tough, grind-it-out game against a solid Bear ...

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