Green Bay Packers: Is Undefeated Regular Season a Possibility?

Matt SteinCorrespondent IISeptember 28, 2011

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 18:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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That's 16 straight wins without a loss. If you date back to last season, it would be 22 straight wins for the Green Bay Packers, which is unheard of in today's game.

We all know that only two teams have had an undefeated regular season, the 1972 Miami Dolphins and the 2007 New England Patriots. Miami did it with a dominant run game while New England got their perfect season with a record-breaking aerial attack.

Could Green Bay become the third undefeated team in NFL history? I mean seriously, is an undefeated season a possibility for this team?

Before the season started, this was a surprisingly hot topic due to the fact that the Packers returned 20 of their 22 starters from last year's Super Bowl team. Without even stepping on the field, people were wondering if this was going to be the best Packers team in their own storied history.

I'll take it one step further and ask: Will this become the best team in NFL history?

It's a bold statement, but through three games they have three victories. That makes nine straight victories dating back to last season, which is halfway to 16.

Their offense has looked very, very good. Aaron Rodgers is asserting himself as the best quarterback in the league and Greg Jennings, Jermichael Finley and Jordy Nelson continue to show why this is the most dangerous receiving corps in the league.

If there is any area of concern right now, it is with a defense that is having trouble stopping anyone through the air. However, do we really believe that a defense that has been ranked in the top-10 for the past two seasons won't eventually get their act together?

It's going to happen soon enough and when it does, not only will the Packers be scoring 30 points on every team they play, they will also be keeping teams under 20 points. Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you score more points than your opponent, you win, right?

Obviously, going undefeated won't be easy, but to dismiss the idea totally would be unjustified. With each victory, the Packers get one step closer to the record books.

So, yes, an undefeated regular season is definitely a possibility. In fact, it is more than a possibility, it is an absolute reality.