The Packers are a quarter of the way through the 2020 NFL Season, and the NFL is through week 5 of the season, and they are the best team in the NFC north. They are also arguably the best team in the NFC. This could come back to bite me and I hope I did not jinx anything but I believe they currently are with the way things sit right now after the first quarter of the season.
As Andy Herman, owner of the Pack-A-Day Podcast, tweeted out, this years Super Bowl is February 7, 2021. That would be 10 years and 1 day after their last Super Bowl win. How crazy is that? Wouldn’t it be awesome if the Packers could pull off another Super Bowl victory 10 years since their last one?
Do the Packers have some things to fix? Sure, all teams do. Their offense is firing on all cylinders and is one of the more prolific offenses in the NFL this season. Unlike last season, the injury bug has bit this team with both Adams and Lazard missing some time, plus Lane Taylor and Billy Turner on the offensive line out with injuries and Kenny Clark on the defensive side. The defense has the bend don’t break mentality and they will need to step up down the stretch if they are to make a deep playoff run. A great offense can cover up a mediocre defense.
At some point, the Packers are going to have to deal with the Seattle Seahawks. That will not happen in the regular season but come playoff time, a showdown with Seattle could be looming. That means, every regular season game is important so they can get home field for that potential matchup.
In the latest power rankings released by ESPN, the Seattle Seahawks were listed number 1 and the Green Bay Packers were listed number 2.
This isn’t the same Seattle team as in the past. The Seahawks have been known for their defense in the past but this year is quite different. The biggest weakness the Seahawks have is their defense.
Even though the Seahawks are 5-0, their defense has given up 1,292 passing in their first 3 games of the season. Easily the most in NFL history to begin a season. At this rate, Aaron Rodgers is going to have a field day through the air against them. Now, their defense is not all bad, they are second in the NFL in forcing turnovers. Plus, Russell Wilson has given Packer defenses problems in the past.
The Packers have some things of their own to work on and some tough matchups coming up, especially this week as the Bucs defense is no joke. It has been a fun season so far, let’s hope they can keep it going. The bye week is always a fun time to look ahead and think of the what ifs, but now it is time to get back to work. Start the second quarter of the season on the right foot.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Go Pack Go!
Anthony Haag is a writer for PackersTalk.com. He has been a Packers fan since the day he was born and truly bleeds green and gold. He makes annual visits to Lambeau Field and has attended his fair share of games. You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @anthony_haag