2014 Green Bay Packers Season Preview
The Green Bay Packers had their franchise player go down for half the season and still found a way to make the playoffs, so watch out for the Packers when they have a healthy Aaron Rodgers in 2014. After a good start, the Packers had to stumble into the playoffs at 8-7-1 with Rodgers out. The former MVP was back for the playoffs but Green Bay fell just short of beating the 49ers in the first round. This year, the Packers have added more pieces to the puzzle to ensure they don’t fall short again, including first-round draft pick HaHa Clinton-Dix. The Alabama safety is a hard hitter and should slot into the starting lineup right away. Also joining the green and yellow is Julius Peppers, and the Packers didn’t lose much outside of WR James Jones. Green Bay will kick off in Seattle in Week 1, a rematch of the controversial “Fail Mary” play from last season. Going into Week 10, the Packers will have only played three home games, but they’ll welcome the Bears, Eagles, Patriots and Falcons into Lambeau over that next month.
2013 Green Bay Packers Season Preview
The 2013 Green Bay Packers will look slightly different from the 2012 version after three familiar faces moved on this offseason—wide receivers Greg Jennings and Donald Driver, and defensive back Charles Woodson. Even without the three stars in green and gold, the future is bright for the Packers. Aaron Rodgers remains arguably the best quarterback in the NFL. Randall Cobb emerged last season as a top-flight receiver, and will be part of a formidable receiving corps including Jordy Nelson and James Jones. In the second round of the NFL Draft, the Packers snagged Alabama running back Eddie Lacy to sure up the backfield with Cedric Benson out of the picture. With a potent offense and star power on the defensive side of the ball, the Packers promise to be one of the best teams in the NFL again this season.
2011 Green Bay Packers Season Preview
Entering the season as the defending Super Bowl champions carries with it a great deal of pressure, but the Green Bay Packers are certainly well-equipped to handle it. With the core of talented players back from last year's title run, there's no reason to believe the Packers won't be back in the conversation this year. With one of the best arms in the NFL, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the most important piece of Green Bay's championship offense last season. However, he didn't do it alone and will have all his favorite weapons back this year including Greg Jennings and Donald Driver. Also back this year will be standout tight end Jermichael Finley - who missed much of last season due to injury. Ryan Grant will handle the running duties, and if he can stay healthy is certainly reliable. Another reason the Packers go to the Super Bowl in 2010 was in part due to their stout defense. That should be the case once again in 2011 as they bring back veteran cornerback Charles Woodson along with standout safety Nick Collins. Additionally, with linebackers Clay Matthews and A.J. Hawk patrolling the middle, offenses will find it tough to move the ball.
2010 Green Bay Packers Season Preview
Green Bay coach Mike Sherman has an offense that is loaded with talented players. Running back Ryan Grant showed last year that, when he's healthy, he can be one of the most productive backs in the league, as he ran for 1,253 yards and 11 touchdowns. While receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings are not among the elite players at their position, they are extremely reliable targets for Rodgers. The offensive line may be a question mark, however, as Rodgers was among the most sacked quarterbacks last year. Despite the fact that he is entering his 13th season in the league, Charles Woodson remains one of the best defensive players in the NFL and is coming off a year where he had nine interceptions. Woodson and Al Harris are the anchors of a very talented secondary. The linebacking corps should be solid as well, as middle linebacker A.J.Hawk is great at stopping the run.
2009 Green Bay Packers Season Preview
The Green Bay Packers are excited about the 2009 football season. That is because they head into the new season without any talk about quarterback controversy; this year's Pack team belongs to Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers showed great promise early in 2008, so Green Bay just has to get him playing at that level again to improve on their 6-10 record from '08. Other bright spots for the Packers include; running back Ryan Grant, tight end Jermichael Finley and defensive lineman Aaron Kampman. If those players and a few of their veterans can get things going in the right direction, then expect the Packers to make noise in the NFC. Green Bay already has one of the toughest home crowds in the NFL and if the Pack have a shot then Lambeau Field will be rocking. No other NFC team wants to go through Lambeau in December or January, so Green Bay needs to win early and make that a reality. 2009 could be the year the Packers put it all together.
2008 Green Bay Packers Season Preview
The Green Bay Packers are one of the most exciting teams in the NFL for a number of reasons. With one of the top offenses in the nation, a sloid defense, and several recent winning seasons, the Packers are looking strong heading into the 2008 season. A game at the storied "frozen tundra" of Lambeau Field in Green Bay is truly the most celebrated football experience a fan can have. Just three years after coming within one game of reaching the Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers enter the 2010 season as one of the favorites to return to that level once again. Aaron Rodgers has emerged as one of the league's elite quarterbacks and an NFC North title is within the Packers' grasp.