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Mercury Morris praises unbeaten Packers

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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The 9-0 Packers can still accomplish what only one other NFL team has done, and that is to go through the entire season undefeated. The 1972 Miami Dolphins went 17-0 on their way to a Super Bowl championship, and players on that team have been vocal over the years in publicly cheering against any other team attempting to go unbeaten. Surprisingly, Dolphins running back Mercury Morris, who played on the 1972 team, has good things to say about the Packers’ quest to go 19-0 this season. “If they do it, I will toast them,” Morris told Foxsportsflorida.com. “I like (the Packers). If they get to 10-0, which they probably will, I'm going to send Aaron Rodgers one of my CDs,”  Morris said. “I have nothing but good things to say about the Packers. If they (end up) in our neighborhood, they're a credit to the sport. They don't have a bunch of guys out there who view themselves as entertainers.” The 2007 New England Patriots almost posted a perfect season, but after going 18-0 lost in the Super Bowl to the New York Giants. “I didn't like the way (the Patriots) came across,” Morris said. “They thought it was just a formality (finishing 19-0) … They were too much in your face. They wanted you to bow down to them and kiss the king’s ring.” While Morris has good things to say about the Packers, he makes it clear nothing can take away from what the Dolphins accomplished. “I don't want to hear from the pundits that they’re going to pass us,” Morris said. “We were the first team to do it. They'd be the second team. They won't be better than us just because they won 19 games.” One of Morris’ 1972 teammates, safety Dick Anderson, admitted he is hoping the Packers lose a game this season.  “I hope our record stands,” Anderson said. “They say all records are made to be broken, but I wouldn't be a competitor if I said I hope they do it.”

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