They say it takes baby steps to reach the promise land in the NFL, but if you told Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers that he needs to ease into the season gradually if the Packers are to reach the big dance this season, he'd most likely laugh right in your face.
Today the Green Bay Packers looked impressive. They took on a rugged, yet still capable Philadelphia Eagles team on a rainy day at Lincoln Financial Field. When the game first kicked off with a few Packer mistakes on offense, things didn't come all that easy for the alleged Super Bowl favorite pick.
But, similar to jumping into a 70 degree hot tub, the Packers gradually eased themselves into the deep end, and soon enough found their rhythm to waltz to a comfortable yet nerve wracking win over young Kevin Kolb and a strong Eagles defense.
For the most part, the thought around Green Bay is positive. Aaron Rodgers didn't have an overly impressive game, but by looking around the team in general, it's fair to say that Green Bay gave an effort good enough to earn themselves their first win in Philadelphia in over 40 years.
However, what did we all take away from the game this Sunday, in terms of negatives and positives?
I mean, the win was great and all for a team striving for the Lombardi Trophy, but surely there were some negatives along with the long list of positives as well, right?
Therefore, here's a quick taste of what we saw from the Packers in Week 1, and a small word or two on the pros and cons from the Packers at this point in the season.