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Two undefeated teams left in the NFL

October 6, 2011 by  
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The defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers and the up-and-coming Detroit Lions are the only undefeated teams left in the NFL after Week 4. There wasn’t much doubt or surprise that the Packers would be able to stay undefeated at this point in the NFL regular season, but the Lions have turned a lot of heads thus far with some big wins and an impressive come-from-behind victory against Dallas Cowboys.

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Coming into Week 4, the Green Bay Packers had an easy task ahead of them as they were set to go up against the lowly Denver Broncos. With the Packers playing at Lambeau Field and firing on all cylinders coming into this matchup, the Broncos really didn’t stand much of a chance as superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers scored a career-high six touchdowns with four being scored through the air and the other two on the ground.

Needless to say, the Green Bay Packers proved why they are the defending champions by absolutely dominating the Denver Broncos by a score of 49-23. Aaron Rodgers had a career-high with his touchdowns, but also lit up the Broncos’ secondary for 444 total yards (408 passing, 36 rushing). No matter what the Broncos did on defense to try and stop Rodgers, nothing seemed to work as the reigning Super Bowl MVP just dominated the struggling Denver franchise from the word go.

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Next week the defending champs will put their undefeated record (4-0) on the line when they take on the Atlanta Falcons (2-2). The Falcons haven’t been the dominant team they were last season as they were only able to win two of their first four games, but they are still a tough challenge for the defending champions as this game could turn out to be one of the best in Week 5.

As for the Detroit Lions, the sky seems to be limit coming into Week 5 as they have gotten off to a red-hot start to the season with a four straight wins and some impressive victories over formidable opponents. Perhaps the Lions most impressive win came last week against the Dallas Cowboys when they were down by 20 points and pulled off the amazing comeback to win their fourth game of the season.

Despite the Cowboys having their fair share of struggles this season; Dallas is still considered one of the best teams in the league with potent offense and a decent defense. The Lions on the other hand have shown time and time again just how good they could be this season, but had yet to be tested by a veteran team like the Cowboys.

After the first half, the Lions looked like they were headed towards their first loss of the season and had little chance of competing in the second half. That couldn’t be further from the truth as the Lions erased a 20-point deficit and pulled off the impressive come-from-behind victory (34-30) with two touchdowns from the dynamic duo of quarterback Matthew Stafford and arguably the best wide receiver in the league in Calvin Johnson.

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This win was perhaps the turning point for Detroit with no one doubting this team moving forward. It will be interesting to see what happens in Week 12 when Matthew Stafford and company go head-to-head against Aaron Rodgers’ Packers.

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