The Green Bay Packers have completed a feat that hadn't been accomplished since the great Bart Starr was still with the organization. But this distinction isn't exactly the kind you want, especially if you're one of the proudest franchises in the history of football.
With their recent 27-24 Thursday Night Football loss to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field, this Green Bay team became the first to lose its first five games on the road since 1979, when Starr's led the Pack to seven straight defeats and finished the season 1-7 on the road.
"We need to turn that around and get a win on the road, but we're not thinking about the past losses," linebacker Clay Matthews said after the loss to Seattle. "It's all about this week."
With three road games left in the season (Minnesota, Chicago and the Jets), the 2018 Packers have the opportunity to at least match that record, though a loss against the lowly Jets is quite unlikely.
If they were to finish the season 0-8 on the road, they'd become the first Packers team since 1958 under Ray "Scooter" McLean to lose every single road game.
The Packers are 0-5 on the road this season. Only 3 out of 551 playoff teams in the Super Bowl Era didn't have a road win within their first 10 games of the season, according to ESPN Stats & Information. They were: the 2015 Redskins, 1996 Jaguars and... https://t.co/wPyClpWkoS— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) November 19, 2018
With tough games ahead and the team faltering away from Lambeau Field, it will be a seriously tough task for Green Bay to find themselves in the playoffs if they don't step it up.
This is definitely something you would not have expected from an Aaron Rodgers-led team, but crazier things have happened. And history could be repeating itself at long last.