These days Aaron Rodgers’ name is being thrown around as being one of the top 5 quarterbacks in the game right now. I have to say, from last year’s performance, that assessment isn’t too far-fetched. His targets aren’t too shabby either, as both Greg Jennings and Donald Driver each had over 1,000 yards last year. As much as it pains me to say it, the Packers have a solid group put together prime to make a run in the playoffs.
Many people may point out their defensive deficiencies, but they were in the top 10 in total yards allowed and points allowed. It’s just that in the games where the Packers lose, their defense is the main culprit. With the departure of lane clogging defensive end Aaron Kampman, other guys will have to step up.
The Packers secondary is probably the best in the league. Charles Woodson is an absolute ball hawk who has found a niche in the so-called twilight of his career. Atari Bigby, Al Harris, Tramon Williams, and Nick Collins are play great team defense and compliment each other well.
The Packers season will be based on their defense’s ability to close out the games that need to be closed out. Their offense is primed and ready to go. I see the Packers edging out the Vikings this year for the NFC North crown with a 13-3 record. And I’m a Vikings fan, so there you go, you cheeseheads!