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Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells likes to say, "You are what your record says you are." By that tenet, the Packers in 2013 were a contender with Aaron Rodgers and a pretender without him. The results were perhaps wider than anyone could have imagined. Plus, read how three other teams in recent history have compared after losing top-level quarterbacks.

Are the Green Bay Packers a 2-14 team without Aaron Rodgers? That was the question posed in a July 19, 2012, story on this Web site just before training camp started. The Indianapolis Colts were coming off their first season in 14 years without Peyton Manning, and after nine consecutive 10-win seasons, they bottomed out at 2-14 when their MVP quarterback missed the entire season recovering from... Recommended Stories

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