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Offline McPack  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, September 3, 2008 11:59:28 AM(UTC)
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10 - 6 and we win the North. That's my prediction and I'm sticking to it:).
Offline nathaniel  
#12 Posted : Wednesday, September 3, 2008 12:08:35 PM(UTC)
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My gut says 9-7, but I'm gonna use a little bit of Packer bias and push that up to 10-6.

I think I personally have been suffering from a bit of overconfidence in Rodgers lately. The kid has looked good this preseason, and he's got the skills, but the closer we've gotten to the regular season, the more worried I've become. Call it opening day jitters. That's why 9-7 feels right, but I think 10-6 is very possible. Depends on the o-line and the DBs. The o-line needs to give Rodgers the time he needs, and the DBs need to not give up the huge plays we tend to allow too often. I think we're very solid at LB and WR. Still a little worried about the RB position. Can Grant give us a full year of what he did the end of last season?
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, September 3, 2008 12:39:50 PM(UTC)
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At the start of the offseason I thought 8-8 or 9-7.

I'll be optimistic and pump it up to 9-7 or 10-6 because Rodgers has shown some good flashes, so I guess I'm with nathaniel above.
Offline HoustonMatt  
#14 Posted : Wednesday, September 3, 2008 12:47:29 PM(UTC)
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I'll say 10-6 as well. Without saying who we beat and lose to specifically, let me say this.

We go 5-5 in these these games:

Vs Minnesota
Vs Dallas
At Tampa
At Seattle
Vs Indy
At Tennessee
At Minnesota
At New Orleans
At Jacksonville
At Chicago

And 5-1 in these games:

At Detroit
Vs Atlanta
Vs Chicago
Vs Carolina
Vs Detroit
Vs Houston

If I were to adjust the win total by one game, I'd be more inclined to say we finish with 11 wins rather than 9. In fact, I'd maybe even say 12 is more likely than 9.

I think this team can be every bit as good as last year's team, but the schedule is much more difficult this time around. My biggest, and possibly only concern, is the lack of depth on the line (Offense and Defense). My hope is that teams bring a lot of blitzes in the first few games and get burned for it by the Big 5. However, if they get at Rodgers, he'll likely be seeing it all season long. How the O-line handles it could be the most critical part of this season.
Offline Greg C.  
#15 Posted : Wednesday, September 3, 2008 12:47:42 PM(UTC)
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I'm saying 11-5, and here's why:

Rodgers will be about as good as Favre, and the rest of the lineup is virtually identical to last year's. I think they will fall back a little from 13-3 because a lot of things went right for them last year (that win against Philly, for one thing), and the schedule should be tougher this year, as they are matched up against the AFC South, and the NFC North will probably be tougher as well.

I do have some worries about the offensive line, of course, but the way I look at is is that because the other players on offense are so good, the line only has to be average. And with virtually the same personnel as last year, I see no reason why they can't be just as good as they were last year.

On defense, the line is a concern, but Pickett did not play in the preseason and KGB barely played either. Both those guys are important to our defense's success. I think the defense is stronger at the backup positions, as players like Bishop, Rouse, and Tramon Williams are more seasoned. Plus, they will be most likely blitzing and mixing up coverages more than they did last year. We got a taste of that in the last preseason game.

On special teams, the kicker and punter should be about as good as last year, and there is a good chance that the return game will be improved.

Bottom line: THIS IS A GOOD TEAM, FOLKS.

It's hard to predict the playoffs, but I'm saying they win the division without earning a bye, then they beat everyone and win the Super Bowl. Why not?
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#16 Posted : Thursday, September 4, 2008 2:30:31 AM(UTC)
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On paper I think they are a 10 to 11 win team but the unknown at QB is a concern. That unknown could be great and he could lead the Packers to 12 or 13 wins. He could also struggle and lead the Pack to 6 or 7 wins.

So once again it's kind of a one game at a time type of deal. I do think the team is coming into the season with a chip on it's shoulder though. I think a lot of the media has overlooked this team because Favre isn't there. I think that bothers some guys, especially the younger ones.
Offline tromadz  
#17 Posted : Thursday, September 4, 2008 2:38:33 AM(UTC)
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Me and Packone will be revealing our predictions podcast style this weekend.
Offline Cheesey  
#18 Posted : Thursday, September 4, 2008 9:15:41 AM(UTC)
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I have the "fear of the unknown", as of course we have a new QB. How he fares i think will determine where we go.
And of course if our RB's can bust off some big gains, that will ease the pressure at QB. With our WR talent, we could have a HUGE offensive year.
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#19 Posted : Thursday, September 4, 2008 11:06:20 AM(UTC)
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I'm saying 11-5, and here's why:

Rodgers will be about as good as Favre, and the rest of the lineup is virtually identical to last year's. I think they will fall back a little from 13-3 because a lot of things went right for them last year (that win against Philly, for one thing), and the schedule should be tougher this year, as they are matched up against the AFC South, and the NFC North will probably be tougher as well.

I do have some worries about the offensive line, of course, but the way I look at is is that because the other players on offense are so good, the line only has to be average. And with virtually the same personnel as last year, I see no reason why they can't be just as good as they were last year.

On defense, the line is a concern, but Pickett did not play in the preseason and KGB barely played either. Both those guys are important to our defense's success. I think the defense is stronger at the backup positions, as players like Bishop, Rouse, and Tramon Williams are more seasoned. Plus, they will be most likely blitzing and mixing up coverages more than they did last year. We got a taste of that in the last preseason game.

On special teams, the kicker and punter should be about as good as last year, and there is a good chance that the return game will be improved.

Bottom line: THIS IS A GOOD TEAM, FOLKS.

It's hard to predict the playoffs, but I'm saying they win the division without earning a bye, then they beat everyone and win the Super Bowl. Why not?


Greg,
I agree almost word for word with your post.
2 Exceptions:

1. I think the change of QBs (which I whole heartedly support) will cost us two wins. I think this will be due to the experience factor, not talent or ability.
2. In your last sentance you mentioned the two most dreaded words a fan can say prior to the start of the season.
Lion fans and the Lions have brought up these two words every year for two decades and look what happens to them.

I'm going 9-7 which was my prediction for last year.
Offline millertime  
#20 Posted : Thursday, September 4, 2008 1:16:49 PM(UTC)
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We win the North. I'm not sure if it will take 9, 10, 11, or 12 wins, but I know we'll do it.
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