The Green Bay Packers avoided disaster by squeaking out a nail-biter against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. Had they lost, Green Bay would have fallen to 1-3. History tells us that less than 15 percent of 1-3 teams end up making the playoffs.
This was a huge win in an effort to move past their Week 3 Monday-night disaster in Seattle. Emotions were running high throughout the game, and they fought past some more questionable calls to even their record at 2-2.
Yes, it is in the past, but had the Packers won against the Seahawks, they would be sitting at 3-1 and no one would be questioning the start to their season. The win against the Saints is only one game however, and the Packers must continue to fight emotions and battle back from their Week 3 disappointment.
The offense finally showed signs of their 2011 form, although it was against the last-ranked defense of the Saints. Unfortunately, the defense also played like it was 2011 and got torched for 474 total yards. This is a big step backward after two solid outings against the Seahawks and the Chicago Bears.
So yes, Green Bay is only 2-2, but the rest of the division isn't necessarily playing spectacularly, either. They have already beaten the Bears, and the Detroit Lions are only 1-3. The Minnesota Vikings are a surprising 3-1, but who knows if, or how long, that run will last.