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Reflecting On The Packers Season So Far

It’s been a solid start to the regular season for the Packers. It was a flawless first four games, with Matt LaFleur’s side going 4-0 until they ran into a Buccaneers side in excellent form on the night. Green Bay bounced back a week later with a 35-20 win against the Texans, but that was then followed up with a poor defeat against arguably the worst team in the league.

The Packers are currently among the favorites to win the NFC championship. The current betting has the Saints as favorites on gambling sites in NJ at +275 with bet365 and +300 with 888sport. You can enjoy odds of +400 on Green Bay if you fancy them to pick up again and go one better than last year when they lost out to the 49ers. It will be their first NFC Championship since 2010 if they manage it.

Let’s talk about that anomaly in the Packers’ season so far. The at the beginning of November looking to improve on their 1-5 record. A win was fully expected for the best team in the NFC North. However, it ended up being a shock 28-22 upset.

Packers celebration cam

Sep 27, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Green Bay Packers players celebrate in front of the showtime cam after a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers was quick to point out that it could have been something to do with the fact that there were no fans: “I don’t think we overlooked anybody,” Rodgers told reporters after the game. “I don’t know if we handled the elements as well as we have in years past. It was obviously cold and windy. I don’t know if we played with the same type of energy that we needed to. We had fans the last two weeks, no fans this week. I don’t know if that had something to do with it, but I didn’t feel like we played with a lot of energy today.”

The future Hall of Famer may have been right with his comments as Green Bay bounced back on the road by thumping the 49ers 34-17. He passed for 305 yards and four touchdowns that night. It was great to see Davante Adams in fine form too. He missed some action earlier in the season but registered one touchdown and had ten catches from 173 yards. It was a big plus having Aaron Jones back from his calf injury as he had 79 yards from scrimmage: 58 rushing and 21 receiving. Dare we say that the Packers could be a good bet for the Super Bowl? At odds of +950 with the likes of bet365, there’s a distinct possibility. However, there’s a long way to go yet. But Green Bay look on course to top the NFC North even at this early stage.

Aaron Rodgers has also been talking up the exciting possibility of the side heading to London at some point in the near future: “It’s amazing to me, that we’ve been doing games in the UK for so long and unfortunately we’re the only team that hasn’t been over there yet.”

“I’ve been wanting to go since the first time I heard about it. I’ve been a fan of English football for a long time, I know the history of many of those stadiums and I know the type of sports fans that Europe and especially England has. I’m excited to get over.”

It doesn’t look like it will happen this season, but could Rodgers and his Packers side be heading over to London in 2021 as the reigning Super Bowl champions? It’ll be entertaining over the next few months as we find out, that’s for sure.

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Ed Rooney

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