Packers Channeling 2007 Patriots?

The Green Bay Packers are undefeated, but how long will it last? Can they channel the 2007 Patriots to go undefeated through the regular season, or will the pressure become too great?

 The Packers may be in the midst of a quiet week with the players having most of it off for the team's bye on the schedule.

   Still, the talk surrounding the NFL's best club and what sure looks to be the league's top player this season is picking up rapidly.

   Green Bay has its first 7-0 start since Vince Lombardi's 1962 squad won its first 10 games en route to a second straight league title. One more win and the Packers would be at the midway point of matching the 2007 Patriots' 16-0 regular season.

   "We're taking it game by game and just trying to be the best and do something that's never been done before (in the 16-game era) -- undefeated and win the Super Bowl," tight end Jermichael Finley said.

   Green Bay, which has won a franchise-record 13 consecutive games going back to last December, might have only two big roadblocks between now and the end of the regular season to fulfill the wire-to-wire achievement. The Packers will come out of the bye with a game at AFC West-leading San Diego. Green Bay later also pays a Thanksgiving visit to Detroit. The Lions are two games behind the Packers in the NFC North.

   Meanwhile, quarterback Aaron Rodgers has firmly positioned himself to go from first-time Super Bowl MVP to first-time NFL MVP in less than a calendar year.

   His credentials are off the charts after just seven games: 2,372 passing yards, 71.5 completion percentage, 20 touchdowns, three interceptions, 125.7 passer rating.

   "He's playing at such a high level right now. It's incredible," right tackle Bryan Bulaga said after the Packers eked out a 33-27 win at the Vikings on Sunday.

   Rodgers rallied Green Bay from a seven-point deficit against the 1-6 Vikings by completing 24 of 30 passes for 335 yards and three touchdowns, including a 79-yard strike to a wide-open Greg Jennings.

   "(Rodgers) is a guy that's always capable of exploding," said Packers cornerback Charles Woodson, who had two interceptions in the game. "For us, we know if we get down, if we're able to get the ball back in (number) 12's hands, good things are going to happen with that offense.

   "Is there a comfort level with that? Absolutely. We feel like we're in every game regardless of what happens."


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