Leslie Frazier wants to end talk of Packers going undefeated
There hasn’t been a lot of talk about the Green Bay Packers going undefeated. Not yet.
At 8-0, the defending Super Bowl champions are only halfway through their schedule.
The next game doesn’t look imposing. Green Bay hosts the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Lambeau Field, and the Packers are 14-point favorites. It’s a credit to the Packers that they have not been chattering about perfection, something that has been accomplished only once in the Super Bowl era by the 1972 Miami Dolphins.
“This early, you might not think about (an undefeated season) quite as much, although you hear a lot about it from people outside of your organization," Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “But the longer you're undefeated, the more the drama builds and it can be overwhelming if you are not a mature team. But they seem to be.
“Our goal is to squelch the talk of an undefeated season after Monday night. But it can grow to the point where you lose sight of what your goal is, which is to get to the Super Bowl and win the Super Bowl.”
Don’t worry. If the Packers continue to win, there will be increased talk about a 19-0 season, something the New England Patriots fell one game short of in Super Bowl XLII.
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