The Green Bay Packers have made it to 13-0 with their latest victory a laugher against the Oakland Raiders 46-16. The Packers now have only two more games left on the schedule to make it perfect in the 2011 calender year, and three more games to make it a perfect 2011 regular season. Of course what all Packers fans care about is back to back Super Bowl trophies, however this is starting to be pretty cool in and of itself.
In this latest game the Raiders were victimized by an ever opportunistic Packers defense. These guys might give up some big plays but you have to love how many big playmakers in a positive way are on this defense. In the game versus the Raiders the Packers forced 5 turnovers that were divided amongst five different players. Eric Walden scooped up a fumble for a touchdown on a great hustle play and Charles Woodson, Rob Francois, Sam Shields, and D.J. Smith intercepted Carson Palmer.
Of course the Packers offense wasn't half bad either despite Aaron Rodgers being kept to an under 100 passer rating at 96.7, he came out in the third quarter in this one with the game in hand and finished with 2 touchdowns and an interception in the end zone. Ryan Grant ran like a beast in this game gaining 85 yards on 10 carries for a very healthy 8.5 yards per carry. Jordy Nelson displayed his now customery excellent play with 3 catches for 81 yards and a touchdown. Last but not least for the Packers offense was the work by Mason Crosby who is having a superb year, he kicked four field goals in this one including a 49 yarder. Mason Crosby just might be the secret weapon for the Packers come the playoffs, we all know about the other Packers playmakers but Crosby has been money all year and that will bode well in close games.
Were the Packers perfect in this game, no but they do an awful lot of good things that lead to wins and that is why the Packers are starting to look like a team of destiny for the 2012 Super Bowl. One thing though that we need to improve on week in and week out is developing a pass rush because it just hasn't happened.
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