Seems like everybody these days is making reckless predictions that are never correct … I’m looking at you Harold Camping aka “Mr. The World is Ending on May 21st”. I don’t want to feel left out, so I’m going to make a rather ballsy prediction: The Green Bay Packers will repeat as World Champions by winning the Super Bowl. Not too bold you say? Well they are going to win the Super Bowl after an undefeated season.
That’s right; the Green Bay Packers will go undefeated for the whole year and cap the season off by winning the Super Bowl.
The funny thing about this prediction is that I actually believe it might happen (unlike many others’ predictions). Now I understand that it is a long season and anything can happen, but the Packers remind me of the recent 16-0 Patriots.
Just like the Patriots of 2008, the Packers have an unstoppable passing game led by a quarterback playing nearly flawless football. The importance of quarterback play in this era is unprecedented which bodes well for Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers as the quarterback. It’s not simply Aaron Rodgers though, he seems to have a never-ending supply of weapons at his disposal; Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, Jermichael Finley, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Randall Cobb, Ryan Grant, and James Starks to name a few.
If you take a peek at the Packers’ schedule then you’ll see that it’s really not too tough. The Packers will be favored in all of their remaining games, so if they handle their business then a perfect season is not preposterous. I understand that teams have “off weeks”, but an off week for the Packers would not necessarily result in a loss.
Unlike the undefeated Patriots, the Packers have a legitimate running game and a top-tier defense to fall back on. The Patriots made it all the way to the Super Bowl without a real running game or a great defense. This bodes well for the Packers because they will be able to control the ball and grind out victories when they are struggling.
Maybe the most important factor for the Packers is that they are actually healthy this year. Last year they were without stars Jermichael Finley, Ryan Grant, and Charles Woodson in the Super Bowl; not to mention about thirteen other players on injured reserve.
Now I know that a prediction of this magnitude is a recipe for disaster, especially this early in the season, but I got faith in the “cheese”. Who knows, maybe my head is made of cheese? If it means anything, Charles Woodson agrees with me.