The Packers are still a force in the NFC and the NFC North, but there’s plenty to do as they get ready for training camp at the end of July if they are going to be booking a trip the Super Bowl in February.
Last season the team got off to a red hot 6-0 start before a bad loss against the eventual Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos, but then never really regained that fire from early in the season as they wrapped up 2015 with a 10-6 record.
The team went 4-6 after that hot start, and easily could have went 1-5 if it were not for the late miracle in Detroit when the team pulled off a win on the final play of the game.
Green Bay couldn’t even win the NFC North as the Viking swooped in and won the division in the last game of the regular season with a 20-13 win in Lambeau Field on the final Sunday night of the year.
Because of that, the Pack had to play at Washington in the wild card round, and while they beat the NFC East Champion Redskins, they then didn’t have enough to close out the Cardinals, losing in the Divisional Round in Arizona.
The team is still in the mix to win the division, as Betfair Casino New Jersey has the team at 5-8 to win the North, but some feel that the way the Vikings finished the season was a sign of things to come, as they are listed at 5-2 to win the North.
The other two teams in the division, the Bears and Vikings, are listed at 8-1, but both teams seem to be almost in rebuild mode at this point.
The Pack can’t fall asleep again after a hot start in 2016. With Aaron Rodgers in his prime, and the return of wide out Jordy Nelson, this team still has the look of a champion.
Now if they can avoid issues like early injuries and playing down to the competition remains to be seen, but for now, the team has to take the lessons of 2015 and learn from them, not allow them to haunt them again this season.