Here’s a look at how the Packers fared against common opponents.
Beat: Philadelphia, Detroit
Lost to: Seattle, Atlanta, Seattle
Green Bay went: 3-2 against those teams (beat Eagles, Lions and Falcons; lost to Lions and Seahawks).
Noteworthy: The victories, both at home, were by a combined 10 points with Carson Palmer at quarterback. All three losses came after Palmer sustained a season-ending knee injury.
Beat: Tampa Bay, Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Atlanta
Lost to: Seattle, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Minnesota
Green Bay went: 8-3 against those teams (beat Bears twice, Vikings twice, Lions Buccaneers, Falcons and Eagles; lost to Lions, Saints and Seahawks).
Noteworthy: The Panthers lost at Green Bay in Week 7, then had the five common-opponents losses in their next five games. They rebounded with road wins over the Saints and Falcons by a combined 62 points.
Beat: New Orleans, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia
Lost to: Philadelphia
Green Bay went: 3-2 against those teams (beat Bears twice and Eagles; lost to Saints and Seahawks).
Noteworthy: If there was one signature win by any team in the league this season, it was Dallas’ shocking 30-23 win at Seattle on Oct. 12. And if there’s one signature statistic this season, it’s the Cowboys’ 8-0 road email@example.com, or leave him a question in Packer Report’s subscribers-only Packers Pro Club forum. Find Bill on Twitter at twitter.com/PackerReport.