The defending Super Bowl champions out of Green Bay, Wis., have shown during the first quarter of the regular season that their Super Bowl triumph was more than a one-hit wonder.
Here are four reasons why the Packers will be the last unbeaten team in the NFL.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been playing an MVP-like season so far.
The 28-year-old California native has completed an unbelievable 73 percent of his passing attempts for a total of 1,325 yards.
He leads all 32 NFL quarterbacks with a QB rating of 124.6. The MVP of Super Bowl XLV has thrown for 12 touchdowns and only two interceptions.
Growing up as a 49ers fan, Rodgers' role model was Hall of Famer Joe Montana—if he continues to perform the way he does, his name will be mentioned in the same breath.
After sustaining a season-ending knee injury last season, tight end Jermichael Finley is back on the field and seems almost unstoppable.
Finley’s performance against the Chicago Bears in Week 3 highlights this notion.
The 24-year-old former Texas Longhorns player caught seven passes for 85 yards and three touchdowns in Green Bay’s 27-21 victory over division rival Chicago.
Together with wide receivers Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson, the Packers have one of the best receiving corps in the entire league.
The Packers' run defense has been stellar in the first four games of the 2011 regular season.
Green Bay has allowed only one rushing touchdown and a total of 284 yards so far this season, which ranks them second in the league in both categories.
The formula for the Packers' outstanding run defense is the following:
You take two nose tackles, B.J. Raji and Ryan Pickett, and mix them with two linebackers, Erik Walden and Clay Matthews, and you will get a defense that stops the NFL’s best running backs.
Critical games that could jeopardize an unbeaten season are in bold.
Week 5: @ Atlanta Falcons
Week 6: vs. St. Louis Rams
Week 7: @ Minnesota Vikings
Week 8: Bye Week
Week 9: @ San Diego Chargers
Week 10: vs. Minnesota Viking
Week 11: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 12: @ Detroit Lions
Week 13: @ New York Giants
Week 14: vs. Oakland Raiders
Week 15: @ Kansas City Chiefs
Week 16: vs. Chicago Bears
Week 17: vs. Detroit Lions