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Peyton Manning

The Green Bay Packers will face the Denver Broncos on Sunday and that’s a pretty big matchup.

Both teams are 6-0. It’s Aaron Rodgers vs. Peyton Manning. It’s a potential Super Bowl preview (but not really because Peyton Manning is a playoff choker).

Except, it’s totally different than what you’d expect.

For one, Peyton Manning’s arm is about to fall off. Seriously, that dude has been garbage this year. Looks like he should be a in a nursing home. Instead, the Broncos are being carried by their defense — the No. 1 ranked defense in all of the land.

And what’s this? You could argue that the Packers are being carried by their defense as well. While Rodgers is still playing near an MVP level, he hasn’t put up his usual gaudy numbers over the past few weeks. That’s mostly because he won’t throw the ball to anyone other than Randall Cobb and James Jones and those guys can’t get open.

So the Packers have been winning with defense.

The No. 1 scoring defense in all of the land.

In fact, the Packers and Broncos are 1-2 in that category.

Let’s be honest, though. The Broncos D is better overall.

The Packers are just employing their usual bend-but-don’t-break philosophy better than in years past. They’re not breaking as much, but they still bend plenty.

So, both teams undefeated. That wouldn’t be terribly noteworthy if this were, say, week 3.

It’s not. It’s week 8.

Two undefeated teams have met this late in the season only three times prior to Sunday’s game.

Now, speaking of that bye week, it’s probably good news for the Packers.

Mike McCarthy’s teams are 8-1 coming out of the bye.

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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9 Comments

  1. Deepsky October 26, 2015

    Well the Broncos have beaten the Ravens, Chiefs, Lions, Vikings, Raiders and Browns. Big deal. And while the teams the Packers have beaten aren’t much better, the difference is the Broncos are BARELY beating those crappy teams.

  2. Cheese October 26, 2015

    The Akron Pros and the Buffalo All-Americans ended with a tie. I guess that’s one way to stay undefeated, for both teams..

  3. Salazar October 26, 2015

    Turnovers will be the difference, and the Packers will win. With that said, no Packers fan gets to throw the words “playoff choker” around til Rodgers delivers a Brady-esque postseason.

    1. Phatgzus October 26, 2015

      So 2010 never happened? Brady has had his share of Playoff issues, losing to Butt-Fumble and getting saved by a Cundiff missed chipshot for example.

  4. jtmax October 27, 2015

    Watch out for the duck pattern. You know bronc receiver runs down field and get ready to grab a duck falling onto defender. Our DB needs to practice catching ducks for sure.
    Seriously though manning will throw balls up for grabs and expect his big receivers to out muscle our small db’s. Just make sure he can’t step up in the pocket. Blitz clay up the middle often to flush him out and bump receivers for real when playing press.

  5. icebowl October 27, 2015

    Should be a stellar day fir Shields, HHCD, Hyde and Randall…..
    Packers Offense needs to avoid turnovers and let D win this…

  6. Lisa Kanov October 27, 2015

    Should be a great game. Just dropped a fortune to go-wish I was going to this game at Lambeau. Go Pack Go!

  7. Bob E Sherman October 28, 2015

    It doesn’t matter if Payton rests or practice, The Packers will win.

  8. Sam November 2, 2015

    How’s that undefeated season going? Did you enjoy the game last night? ??