Packers Continue to Look Impressive Through Pre-Season

Sterling SpiarsAnalyst IAugust 31, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 28:  The Green Bay Packers offense huddles up during the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on August 28, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 44-37.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Last season was a disappointment for many Packer fans, finishing 6-10 with seven losses by four points or less.

Although it's pre-season, the Pack have looked more than impressive behind their sophomore-starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers looks to continue to rise in stock through the pre-season by going 27 of 38 with six touchdowns and no interceptions. Rodgers appears to be poised to be a top-5 quarterback once again.

A huge improvement inside Lambeau Field is the defense.

Dom Capers has been able to form his 3-4 scheme around the deep defensive line of Johnny Jolly, Ryan Pickett, Aaron Kampmann, Cullen Jenkins, and newly-acquired B.J. Raji.

The combined speed and strength in the linebacker core has proved to be a difficult challenge for first-team offenses, with 12 first-team take aways on the Packers' score sheet

Additionally, the Packers also holster a very dangerous pass-defense. The well-meshed group of Charles Woodson, Al Harris, Atari Bigby, and Nick Collins round out the potentially deadly defense.

The Pack have bullied their way through their first three games, and with the Tennessee Titans dropping their last two games in lack-luster performances, it appears Green Bay will go undefeated through pre-season.

Many will say, "It's only pre-season."

True, but the Packers are looking mighty good and are riding a freight-train of momentum. The NFC North Division had better be on their toes this season.