The Green Bay Packers 2015 season began with a devastating injury to wideout Jordy Nelson and they just never fully recovered. Sure they finished with a 10-6 record, the second best in the NFC North, but this gifted team struggled at times and did not live up to their full potential. One issue the Packers dealt with was the lack of production from running back Eddie Lacy. He showed up to training camp on the heavier side which resulted in just 758 yards and three touchdowns after he racked up at least 1,100 yards and a total 20 touchdowns in his first two years in the league. This season, Lacy looks trimmed down and in better shape after working hard over the offseason to better his condition. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is set up for success in 2016 with all of his weapons healthy and ready to go along with some additional bulk on the o-line
Green Bay traded up in the second round of the NFL Draft to grab tackle Jason Spriggs from Indiana who will provide much needed depth for protecting their star signal caller. The main focus in this year’s draft was on defense for the Packers. Four of the first five picks were on the defensive side of the ball adding UCLA DT Kenny Clark, a potential difference maker on the line along with speedy linebackers Kyler Fackrell (Utah State) and Blake Martinez (Stanford).
Armed with all the tools to succeed in 2016, the Green Bay Packers are looking to emerge atop the very competitive NFC North division. Although all three teams in their division should be elevated from last season, what Green Bay does have on their side is an easier strength of schedule than last year. The Packers will face the AFC South along with the NFC East, arguably the two weakest divisions in the league. Be sure to secure Green Bay Packers tickets for both home and away games in 2016 as this is shaping up to be an exciting year for this talented team.