Players on teams in pursuit of perfection generally don't like to talk about the feat. But the Green Bay Packers' hot start isn't stopping Charles Woodson from doing so.
In fact, he's embracing the possibility of going undefeated.
"We're 8-0. We'd love to be 16-0 -– love to," the All-Pro cornerback told Yahoo! Sports. "It's a realistic conversation now. We're halfway there."
Naturally, one might wonder whether he is speaking for himself or the team as a whole, but Woodson has spoken with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers about it.
"Yeah, at times," Woodson said. "We know what we want."
They want it, but will they get it?
Up until this point, the Packers have had it pretty easy, having faced teams that are a combined 29-37 on the season. The second half of the schedule is where it gets tough, with a schedule that features opponents with a combined 37-28 record. And they have yet to play the 6-2 Lions, who they face twice.
The two most recent pursuits of perfection have come from the Patriots and the Colts. The Patriots went all-in in 2007 and went 18-0 before losing in Super Bowl XLII. The Colts, however, were more passive and decided to rest their starters for the playoffs after starting out 14-0 in 2009. The Colts finished the regular season 14-2 before losing in Super Bowl XLIV.
Different approach. Same results. But will the Packers go all in?
According to Woodson, "No question about it."