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The 7-0 Packers: Perfect Record, Imperfect Team

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This deep into the season it doesn't get any better than 7-0.  The Packers quest for perfection keeps rolling despite an uneven performance against Minnesota.  In the end 33-27 doesn't look impressive on the surface but the Packers showed that there are many ways to win a football game.  Aaron Rodgers was superb as usual.  Mason Crosby and Tim Masthay both put up great individual special teams efforts.  And when the defense needed to tighten up and make a stop, they did.

 

Part of what has made this team the best in the NFL is the ability to overcome adversity.  For the third straight week the Packers took a stiff punch in the early going.  A 7-0 deficit just three plays into the game was a bit of a jolt.  But this is a team that knows how to respond.  Adrian Peterson piles up 175 rushing yards?  It's no problem when James Starks grinds out 55 rushing yards in the final 2 1/2 minutes to seal the win.  Christian Ponder throws two touchdowns?  Not an issue when Charles Woodson equals the effort with two interceptions  Randall Cobb fumbles a punt, setting up a Vikings score?  No big deal as Cobb responds with 113 return yards and gives the Packers good field position throughout the day.

 

This was, as we've seen six times previously, a bit rough around the edges.  The defense was once again bend-but-don't-break.  The offense looked unstoppable at times and plain ordinary other times.  The Packers don't have to be perfect for 60 minutes, there's enough weapons to overcome poor stretches.  Minnesota was gong to challenge the Packers anyway.  In the NFL teams not named the Indianapolis Colts don't just lay down and wait to get run over. 

 

Yes, the offensive line could've protected Aaron Rodgers better.  Yes, the defensive line is still a question mark.  But it's a road win, a division win, heck a win period.  Now the Packers head into the bye week 7-0 and hopefully come out healthier and ready for a crucial five game stretch.

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