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The Green Bay Packers Begin A New Era

Green Bay Packers
By Isaac E

The Packers look to point back in the upwards direction now that new head coach Matt LaFleur is in place. The hope is LaFleur at the age of 39 will breathe new life into the Packers offense and Aaron Rodgers.

Packers Current State

The Packers finished the season with a surprising losing record and out of the playoffs. Rodgers played last season with various issues to this health starting with missing a portion of the opener against the Chicago Bears due to injury. The Packers need to keep Rodgers healthy, and a healthy offensive line will help. The line dealt with several injuries that ruined continuity for the Packers.

The Packers offense will look for new receivers to step up for Rodgers now that Randall Cobb is in Dallas. The growth of Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling is critical to the Packers passing attack.

The Packers two first-round picks on the defensive side will need to contribute immediately. The defense struggles to get off the field in critical moments during the season. The Packers selected outside linebacker Rashan Gray and safety Darnell Savage Jr. The team moved on from long-time linebacker Clay Matthews. Matthews production began to decline, and the team needed to find a younger impact player in Gray.

The Packers still have the former two-time NFL MVP in Rodgers and when on one of the best quarterbacks ever. Rodgers and the Packers are projected to win nine games.

A lot will depend on how the team plays against the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions. The team is now below the Bears as the best team on paper in the division. The question is are the Packers below the Vikings and more on the level of the Lions.

Packers Prediction

The Packers six out of the last nine are on the road meaning five of their first seven are at home. The schedule provides the opportunity for momentum, and the team should at least cover their nine-win projection.

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