Can the Packers end 12 years of Super Bowl pain?

As a team with cult status across the world, few sporting institutions are as iconic as the Green Bay Packers.

T-shirts, caps and more adorn the infamous green ‘G’ logo and as such their following within the world of the NFL and beyond is astronomic.

For all their historic success however, the Packers have only managed to win 4 Super Bowl titles in their history and only two of those have come since 1968.

While the 2011 Super Bowl win was as iconic as any, the subsequent decade or so has been filled with relative disappointments and false dawns.

Consequently, the pressure is once again on the Green Bay Packers to go ahead and end their 12 years of Super Bowl pain in 2023.

A strong showing in the NFC North last season proved to be yet another anti-climax, as they were outdone by the San Francisco 49ers when it mattered in the postseason and they will be anxious to silence a few doubters next season.

Translating their NFC Conference table form all the way through to the national setting will be key for the Green Bay Packers next term and Matt LaFleur will be hoping to rally the troops once again next term.

Last season’s disappointment is sure to be still fresh in the memory but with an off-season to come and plenty of draft picks to be made, a new season presents a new opportunity for teams to go again and for the Green Bay Packers, change could be just what they need.

There will be plenty to play for many sides in the 2022/23 campaign and the Green Bay Packers are +1400 to win Super Bowl XLVII next season: both British bookmakers and US sportsbook agree here.

Elsewhere, the Buffalo Bills look well placed to make another strong charge at an inaugural Super Bowl title next term – following another season of relative disappointment in 2021/22.

In a similar vein to the Green Bay Packers, the Bills romped home in the AFC East division and looked set for a real play-off push in the postseason.

However, they couldn’t find a way past the Kansas City Chiefs in a high scoring encounter at the end of the campaign and their Superbowl dreams were dashed.

At +650, the Buffalo Bills are currently the favourites to go all the way and win their first ever Superbowl in 2023.

Few sides have been able to compete with the consistency shown by the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams in recent years and once again, they are sure to be in the mix at Superbowl LVII.

The Kansas City Chiefs lost out in the NFL Conference Championship final to the Cincinnati Bengals this season but their overall record throughout the campaign was superb – making them a good looking prospect next year at +800.

Clinching back to back Super Bowl title is no mean feat and the Los Angeles Rams will be out to etch their names into the history books.

They were ultimately too good for all in front of them this year and at +900, they will be tough to beat again in NFL 2022/23.

Elsewhere, the Dallas Cowboys, will also be looking to go again, following the relative disappointment of last season.

They too suffered a tough wild card round defeat to the San Francisco 49ers last term and they will be out to avenge that by winning the Superbowl in 2022/23 at +1200

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