The 2011 Green Bay Packers have received a lot of optimistic coverage recently (much of it written by me). There is little doubt that the Packers will soon be at the top of most preseason power rankings, but history has taught us that such accolades have little to do with how the season will play out.
With all the talk about Green Bay’s chances of repeating as Super Bowl champions next season, it’s easy to forget that the Packers have fielded many great teams that fell short of a championship.
So, in an effort to gain a bit of perspective, let's take a trip down not-so-pleasant memory lane.
Here are the five most heartbreaking losses in Packers history (with one bonus).