It was a nice run by the Green Bay Packers. Many might even say that losing to the Kansas City Chiefs 19-14 Sunday may help the Packers in the long run. Seriously, some may believe that. Whether or not that is the case is yet to be determined, but it does take the pressure of being undefeated off the table. Now the Packers can have some fun and just play football.
Going undefeated in the regular season would be nice, but really it's all about the playoffs. There is no doubt that Green Bay would liked to have gone undefeated, but losing in the regular season is not the end of the world. In fact, there has been only one team in the history of the NFL to go undefeated in both the regular season and the playoffs, the 1972 Miami Dolphins. So with this loss, the 1972 Dolphins will be able to sit proudly for at least another year as their perfect season will not be matched in 2011.
The Packers, who were already playing without receiver Greg Jennings, lost two offense lineman in the game yesterday. Staying healthy for the remaining two games this season will be the main focus as the team readies for the playoffs. As sweet as an undefeated season would have been, the Packers are focuses on bigger things - defending their Super Bowl title.