Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/5/11
  Going into the 2010 NFL playoffs, no one saw the Green Bay Packers making the impressive run they did to win the Super Bowl title. They just barely squeaked into the playoffs, and then had the misfortune of drawing the Philadelphia Eagles on the road for their first round matchup. No one thought they had a chance to beat the explosive Eagles led by the ultra-dangerous Michael Vick but Green Bay would grind out a win. After easily dispatching the Atlanta Falcons the next week, Green Bay would win two more hard fought contests versus the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Steelers ending a season filled with adversity as league champs. Throughout last year’s post season Green Bay excelled in the role of little David defeating superior opponents but this year the Packers have taken on a new identity: Goliath. The metamorphosis started in the playoffs but has continued this year as Green Bay has improved their offensive numbers from last regular season. They averaged 24.2 points per game last year but are currently averaging 37 points per game this season. That’s nearly a 13-point improvement for a team that was already ranked in the top ten last season. [...]
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