Can the Pack Get Back to the Super Bowl?
The Green Bay Packers are coming off a mediocre (by their standards) 8-7-1 season so cheap Green Bay Packers tickets will be available for a short while. They were still able to win the mediocre NFC North Division, thanks to a late TD on the last day of the regular season against the Chicago Bears. The Green Bay Packers’ season then came to an end on Wild Card Weekend with a loss to their nemesis the San Francisco 49ers.
Once again, the NFC North does not look to be particularly strong on paper. The Green Bay Packers are the favorite to win this division, and I would expect them to do so. The month of September will be extremely important to the Green Bay Packers. They start of the 2014 on the road against the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks. After the Green Bay Packers play a home game against the New York Jets, they have two huge divisional road games at Detroit and Chicago, the two teams most likely to unseat them as the division champion.
After September, the schedule is really not that tough for the Green Bay Packers. Their toughest game of the last 12 games looks to be a match up in week 8 on the road against the New Orleans Saints. Personally, as long as the Green Bay Packers get through the month of September with a 2-2 record, I would expect them to win the division easily. Most of the harder games are at home, where the Green Bay Packers have excelled in the past. Don’t forget that last season the Green Bay Packers missed Aaron Rodgers for half of the season, and had just a 2-5-1 record in those contests. I expect the Green Bay Packers to end September with a 2-2 record, and go into their bye week after the New Orleans game with a 5-3 record. The month of November sees the Green Bay Packers playing 3 tough home games, one against the Chicago Bears (they will have extra preparation time due to a bye week), the other two against the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots.
The Green Bay Packers also have a tricky road game in November against the Minnesota Vikings, a team that has given them problems on the road (the Green Bay Packers did beat them last year in Minnesota). The month of December should be kind to the Green Bay Packers, with 2 home games against dome stadium teams (Falcons and Lions) and the road games against teams who were bad last season (Bills and Buccaneers, although I expect the Buccaneers to be better). I think the Green Bay Packers should end up 10-6, and with a home game on Wild Card weekend. Unfortunately for the Green Bay Packers, they play in the tougher NFC conference, and I think their season will end before the Super Bowl (maybe even to San Francisco yet again).