Browns trail in series 7-10
Oct. 25, 2009: The Packers rode into Cleveland and dominated 31-3
It is bad news for any team having to go into Lambeau Field, and this past season proved that once again.
The Packers were 7-1 at the frozen tundra, which sits over 73,000 rabid cheeseheads and is home to a guy named Aaron Rodgers.
With an unbelievable passer rating of 108 and throwing for over 4,000 yards, Rodgers is, simply put, the man in Green Bay. His 39 touchdowns against eight interceptions and a 67.2 completion percentage puts an exclamation point on his dominance.
However, Green Bay does not currently possess a go-to running back. Their leader on the ground was Alex Green, who collected under 500 yards and did not score. In fact, Rodgers used his feet to get to the end zone twice and was second in team rushing.
The Packers are obviously one-dimensional, yet they keep winning. A lot of that credit goes to the offense, but let's give the defense some love, too.
Rookie corner Casey Hayward came out of nowhere to lead the squad in interceptions (6). He also forced a fumble and defended 21 passes.
The secondary's strength continues with their top tackler, safety Morgan Burnett. Tendering a contract to CB Sam Shields helps keep depth at the position, especially since veteran Charles Woodson was cut.
Ideally, Cleveland upgrades at cornerback and safety in the offseason. The addition of another shutdown cornerback on the outside will be a key factor when trying to limit Rodgers' effectiveness.
If not, then Green Bay's passing attack will avoid Joe Haden and pick apart the rest of the field.
The Cheeseheads lost a pair of talented wide receivers in Donald Driver and Greg Jennings. Driver retired and Jennings signed with the Minnesota Vikings.
Neither was playing their best football, so right now it looks like a smart move by Green Bay.