2011 Green Bay Packers Mid-Term Unit Grades, Offense

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2011 Green Bay Packers Mid-Term Unit Grades, Offense
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The Packers offense is second in points and third in yards

With the bye week for the Green Bay Packers coming near the mid-point of the season, this seems as logical a time as any to examine how the units are performing.

When your offense is in the top three for yards and points, it seems logical to give them an A overall. But it is not as simple as that, as there are always mitigating factors.

For instance, one should look at the schedule. Green Bay has played four road games and only three home games. But there have been three teams with winning records outside of their game against the Packers and four who have losing records, and they have combined to go 18-22 against the rest of the league.

Then again, the Packers have been on the road for two of the three matchups against winning teams. If you want to get really technical, you can look at the teams they played...

That is the very definition of over-thinking things. A more relevant variable is how Green Bay slows itself down after getting big leads in the first half. If the Packers did not have the 10th-ranked scoring defense, this offense would gain and score more.

The reality is that this is the best offense in the football world, ostensibly worthy of an A+. Yet unlike a real report card, wherein a 4.0 GPA could only be earned with straight A's, there is no doubt that there are units that leave much to be desired in this offense.

The following are my unit grades to date during the season, complete with the grades they were issued for each game to date...

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