After week 1, every fan has the right to be optimistic. Fans of winning teams will instantly project the same success to the next 16 weeks, fans of losing teams will console themselves that its only one game and fans of teams that got blown out will delude themselves into thinking that their team is the next 2003 Patriots, who got skunked 31-0 by the Buffalo Bills only to finish 14-2 and win the Super Bowl.
Packers fans can count themselves lucky to be part of the 1st group after a thrilling win against the New Orleans Saints but amidst the victory, questions arose. The Packers game up an astounding 477 total yards with Drew Brees shredding the Packers secondary for 398 yards. Will this be an issue in games to come or just a result of playing one of best quarterbacks along with one of the most powerful passing offenses in the NFL?
In my opinion no. Take a look at the statistics
|2010 Avg Tm/G||22.00||336.00||27.20||114.50||0.80|
|2010 Week 1 Avg Team||18.25||311.25||26.31||105.72||0.66|
|2011 Week 1 Avg Team||23.50||350.30||25.60||105.30||0.70|
|2010 Week 1 League Total||584.00||9,960.00||842.00||3,383.00||21.00|
|2011 Week 1 League Total||752.00||11,211.00||818.00||3,369.00||21.00|
|2010 Avg Tm/G||20.50||33.70||221.60||1.50||1.00|
|2010 Week 1 Avg Team||21.06||34.28||219.94||1.22||0.84|
|2011 Week 1 Avg Team||21.40||34.90||245.10||1.70||0.80|
|2010 Week 1 League Total||674.00||1,097.00||7,038.00||39.00||27.00|
|2011 Week 1 League Total||685.00||1,116.00||7,842.00||54.00||24.00|
Abbreviations: TY: total yards, R/A: rushing attempts, RY: rushing yards, RTD: rushing touchdowns, P/C: passes completed, P/A: passes attempted, PY: passing yards, PTD: passing TD, INT: interception