Heading into Week 6, there are only two undefeated teams left, the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. So it is officially time to start the, "When will the last undefeated team lose" watch for these two franchises.
The good thing is they play each other so we could be looking at a couple of epic matchups this season in the NFC North.
These teams seem to be the class of the the league so far in the young season, and I am here to tell you why these two squads will stay undefeated coming out of Week 6.
What follows is five reasons for each team as to why they will have a six in the win column heading into Week 7.
Both the Packers and Lions are hosting games in week six.
The 49ers have won road games this year, but heading into Ford Field to play the Lions may be turning into a whole different animal. That place was loud on Monday you could tell by just watching at home. It could be one of the toughest places to play in the entire league by years end.
As for the Rams, well, they could play the Packers anywhere at anytime and would lose. That could play them at home with the Packers players all blindfolded and I might still the Rams to give it up.
Both the Packers and Lions have great match-ups.
With the Lions they are facing a team that is stout against the run but struggle against the pass. This is a game where we can expect the Lions to air it out.
So far this year the Niners have made their bones on being to out-physical their opponents. That will not happen this week. The Lions are very physical up front on defense and are able to get pressure on the passer by rushing just four, which makes plays in their secondary harder to come by for their average playmakers.
The 49ers have gotten off to a great start, but their workman like approach is not going to fly against a team that can match their physicality.
I also want to wish their struggling secondary good luck in slowing down Calvin Johnson on the outside. He is making a damn good case for being the best receiver on the planet.
For the Packers, well they have a god match up in just about every aspect of the game because the Rams are just flat out bad. The statistics for the Rams defense against the pass look good, but that is because they are always playing from behind.
Their offense is anemic at best, and just stands no chance of keeping up with the Packers offense. They just do not have the weapons to do so.
Perhaps the biggest advantage for both teams is the offenses of the teams they are playing. Neither team they face will be able to stay with them on the scoreboards.
For as good as a season he 49ers have put together thus far, it is just tough to see them being able to muster up the offensive output on the road with their style of play to be able to hang with the Lions.
Same with the Rams. St. Louis has been dreadful with the ball this season, and it doesn't look like it is going to get much better for them.
Obviously both these teams are 5-0 and are playing well. That goes without saying. But these two teams seem to be not only the class of the NFC so far, but the NFL as a whole.
So far these two offenses have been buzz saws so far. The only negative thing you can say about the Lions is they have had a few slow starts in games this season. But with their offense, they are never out of a game.
We expect these results from Rodgers, but until someone manages to slow down Stafford and this offense it might be time to expect similar things from him.
Also, the Lions just got their first round pick Nick Fairly back last week. He only bolsters their already incredible D-line and adds depth.
The Lions have won every type of game they need to. They have won the close games and they have blown teams out. They have won games on the road, and they have come back from big deficits. They are the real deal.
They have followed the lead of coach Schwartz and are now finding themselves one of two undefeated teams left and after Week 6 will be 6-0. There is no reason to pick against them until someone can actually beat them.
What else is there to say about the Packers? Watching them makes you think they have no weaknesses. They may be looking at a showdown against the Lions on Thanksgiving as the first time they may lose this season.
This team has all the makings of making another run at the Super Bowl, but that isn’t news to anyone.