Week 4, 2014

It seems like a poor start for a Packers unit that came into the season with higher expectations. Fans (including me) wanted to see more of the stellar run game that Lacy and Starks produced last season, and an improved defense after picking up LB Peppers and drafting defensive players like Saftey Clinton-Dix. So far, the defense started slow but has turned it on during the last half of the Jets game and for most of the Lions game. Only one of those games was a win though, and last week the offense couldn’t do shit. The running game has been stifled completely, but that is in part due to injury, just like every other damn year. The Bears are typically the team to worry about in the NFC North, so this game isn’t going to be a walk in the park. They were responsible for our almost lost season last year, injuring Rodgers and putting him out for 7 (or was it 8?) weeks.

Stepping back and thinking about it, this is the 3rd season in a row that the Packers had a 1-2 start, and the last three seasons saw them take the division crown (thought that was extremely luck last year). We need to return to form, and get the offense clicking again. When it’s firing on all cylinders, good things happen. But that doesn’t mean the defense can relax. The Pack is always a contender for the NFC crown, and this year is no exception. Let’s just avoid digging a deeper hole. Packers.com has put up another infographic that I’ve stolen for your pleasure. Enjoy.


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