The Green Bay Packers are coming off a great season finishing 13-3 atop the NFC North division. The Packers took the #1 overall seed in the NFC into the postseason before losing to eventual the eventual Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-26. Green Bay has the majority of the team back loaded with weapons on both sides of the ball, but this team’s future relies solely on if and when #12 returns to the team.
Davante Adams had a breakout season in 2020 with 115 catches for 1,374 yards and 18 touchdowns as Aaron Rodgers favorite target. Tight End Robert Tonyan was 2nd within the receiving corps with 586 yards on 52 catches for 11 touchdowns. Aaron Jones chewed up the ground game for 1104 yards on 201 carries.
Green Bay will have to make long strides defensively this season if the team wants a realistic shot at winning a title. The Packers ranked 13th overall in scoring defense allowing 23+ points per game. The Packers did however thrive against the pass ranking in the top 10 in the league in both passing yards against and passing touchdowns allowed.
The Packers will have to lean on the defense heavily this season with the question marks around if the reigning MVP will be ready to take snaps in week 1. The biggest make or break part of the season for the Packers is a 3 game stretch mid-season against the Cardinals,Chiefs, and then the Russell Wilson led Seahawks. Lots of unanswered questions still for an elite team of the past that will be answered when the roster is complete.
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Green Bay has been a team at the top of the NFC for much of the last 8-10 years. Every year Green Bay has a realistic shot at a title. This year however will be different with the front office turmoil regarding Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers has been away from the team for the entire off season and has yet to give an answer on if or when he will rejoin the team. Without Rodgers despite the weapons and defense this team will struggle. Even if Rodgers does suit up there is a riff within the team that could be unrepairable. Final Season Prediction, Green Bay Packers UNDER 11 wins.