Green Bay Packers: Super Bowl XLV Champions Should Be Favored To Repeat

In Sports on February 8, 2011 at 5:51 am

Ever since the salary cap era began in the NFL, one of the most common characteristics of Super Bowl champions was the ability to remain relatively healthy upon entering the playoffs.

It is a given that all NFL teams are banged up by the time that the playoffs begin.  However, those teams who enter the playoffs with their key players able to take the field are considered to be “healthy” by NFL standards.

The Green Bay Packers, with 16 players on injured reserve, defied all preconceived notions about what it takes to win a championship.  They won games all season long with back-ups filling in for key injured players.  As a result, they were crowned Super Bowl XLV champions in front of a near-record crowd at Cowboys Stadium last night.

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