The Green Bay Packers have made the playoffs every year since 2009 and why should the 2015 season be any different? It most likely won’t be. If Green Bay can win the NFC North in a year when quarterback Aaron Rodgers missed seven games (2013), they should be able to get there again assuming their squad stays relatively healthy.
Rodgers will already be without his go to receiver Jordy Nelson who is injured and sidelined until the 2016 season. For this powerful offense, they won’t miss a beat as Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and James Jones are there to catch the rock. Running back Eddie Lacy is healthy and in the prime of his career adding yet another weapon to this incredible offense. Perhaps the biggest offseason offensive story for this team is that head coach Mike McCarthy has given up the play calling duties to help oversee special teams and the defense. We’ll see how long that lasts.
In the final eight games of the 2014 season, the Packers defense ranked seventh spurred by Clay Matthews change to inside linebacker on early downs and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s emergence as a defensive starter. If they can stay the course over the 2015 season and continue to improve defensively, this team could be a legitimate contender for the big dance.
In their division, Green Bay’s competition is not what it used to be. The Lion’s defense has declined since the 2014 season, the Vikings are still in a rebuilding phase and the Chicago Bears are kind of a mess. The NFC North is the Packers to lose and with the talented roster they currently have, should have no problem emerging on top of the NFC North. Packers fans are some of the best in the NFL so be sure to secure your Green Bay Packers tickets for this season and catch all the action as it goes down live and in person.