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The Packers' Increasingly Lost Season, Volume 9: Green Bay obviously not a real contender

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • December 13, 2012 - 3:14 PM

Born out of a series of Tweets by commenter @RandBallsStu, an idea by your humble proprietor and a sick thirst to rile up Packers fans for no good reason, we present the second installment of our series called, "The Increasingly Lost Season." In this series, Stu will give a brief recap of the Packers' misfortunes as they tumble from 15-1 Super Bowl repeat team of destiny to Randy Wright-esque putridity (even if, in all likelihood, they really don't).
Stu?

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The Packers are 9-4. They’re one game clear of the wobbly Chicago Bears heading into their rematch this Sunday. Has Green Bay defied the odds and crafted another championship run? In an increasingly lost season, we stand athwart their season thus far and say, “No.”

 
Week 1: crushed by a good San Francisco team.
Week 2: beat a clearly flawed Chicago team.
Week 3: lose to a good Seattle team.
Week 4: barely beat a clearly flawed New Orleans team.
Week 5: lose to a good Indianapolis team.
Week 6: beat a clearly flawed Houston team.
Week 7: barely beat a clearly flawed St. Louis team.
Week 8: barely beat an awful Jacksonville team.
Week 9: barely beat an awful Arizona team.
Week 10: bye week; Aaron Rodgers throws a Napoleonic hissy fit at 60 Minutes.
Week 11: barely beat an awful Detroit team.
Week 12: crushed by a good New York Giants team.
Week 13: barely beat a good Minnesota team. 
Week 14: barely beat an awful Detroit team.
 

Do you see some trends? They often lose to or get crushed by good teams. They often barely beat awful teams. Aaron Rodgers must go to Mordor to destroy the One Ring. In the playoffs, should they make it that far, they would face good teams, not awful teams. And Aaron Rodgers would still be so very short. Is a one-and-out playoff run worth the low draft pick and another potential humiliation at Eli’s House? In an increasingly lost season, that’s a question that has to haunt even the most diehard fan of the Green and Gold.

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