1-0 is nice, but 2-0 would be even better - especially if those two wins come at the expense of your team's longest rival and the opponent who ended its season a year ago.
That's what the Green Bay Packers have the opportunity to do this week: exorcise some demons - even if they won't admit that they exist - and put them in the driver's seat for a top seed in the NFC playoffs.
Of course, the Packers will have to do that without another starter, as Sam Barrington's ankle has shelved him for the year. Along with looking ahead to Sunday's game against the Seahawks specifically, today's cheese curds examine how the Packers will cope with Barrington's absence and why that might be a tougher one to overcome than even the loss of a superstar receiver.
Sam Barrington won't be easy to replace | Packersnews.com
While Barrington is a nice player, he's not at the level of Jordy Nelson; however, it's the lack of depth at linebacker that makes his loss arguably more difficult for the Packers to handle.
Packers' Next Opponent: Seattle Seahawks scouting report | JSOnline
Bob McGinn's scouting of the Seahawks results in one of the same conclusions as ours did on Monday - attack that inconsistent, struggling offensive line. The other: attack the spot where Kam Chancellor would normally play.
Green Bay Packers sick of answering questions about Seattle Seahawks | ESPN.com
They knew it was coming, but the Packers' coaches have prepared the players to talk about it (or not) and focus on this week rather than last season.
Simply resistible | ESPN Wisconsin
I was not aware of this stat - before the NFC Championship, the Packers under Mike McCarthy had allowed only one onside kick to be recovered by an opponent, and the Packers had come up with 15 in a row between failures.
Ty Montgomery was rarin' to go | Packers.com
The rookie got started with a bang, as his two kickoff returns of 40 or more yards helped to set up the Packers' offense with good field position against the Bears.
Peyton Manning creates media injury report, diagnoses reporter with carpal tunnel from texting sources - SBNation.com
This is actually quite hilarious, as Manning picks on the beat writers who examine his team.