Touched on this a few posts ago, but here's the official prediction post.
Packers go...10-6. Goldy hit on a good point. Even with Favre, they're not going 13-3 again. Its just too hard in the NFL to win 13 games in back to back years. Pats/Colts not withstanding.
drop in wins will not be because of the QB position, rather the lack of a pass rush, and injuries on the O-Line. DC Bob Sanders better be creative with bringing pressure from the LB's, or it could be a long season. I don't care which QB you're facing, if he has all day to throw...good night.
The good news is everybody and their brother is picking Minnesota to do great things this. Reading the prognosticators, its pretty much their division to lose. Have the Vikings ever came through when they needed to? They will disappoint and burn their Vikings gear outside of the Metrodome, just like after the 1998 NFC Championship choke job to Atlanta. True story! I know witnesses. Oh, and people talk about Rodgers being fragile....Adrian Peterson hasn't made it through an entire season since is Freshman year in college. 10-6 tops, probably 9-7.
More foolish predictions:
Player who needs to have a big year: Cullen Jenkins. Was a disappointment in 07 as he battled a multitude of nagging injuries. He'll have to pick up Corey Williams' slack and provide pressure on the QBs. Week 1 is crucial for him to step up and play well with Bryant McKinney on the sidelines.
Sleeper: James Jones. Everyone forgets about this guy...especially after getting a bum wheel a few weeks ago. He'll be good to go by week 3. Had a very strong start last year, until hitting the rookie wall. He's one of those crafty #3 WRs who teams will forget about, until he's getting first downs.
Disappointment: Mason Crosby. He led the NFL in points last year. That's hard to do two years in a row.
Unsung Hero: Aaron Kampman. I think all Packer fans take for granted how good this guy is. Plays the pass and run very well. I guess the rah rah factor is zilch with him, so he gets minimal air time. Maybe if he talked about putting his helmet in QB's spine's like Jared Allen, he'd get more pub.
I Told You So: Jordy, Jordy, Jordy.....
NFC North Standings:
Green Bay: 10-6
Jacksonville 28, Dallas 27
There it is. Let's put 'em on record. Give me your OFFICIAL Packer record and Super Bowl picks. And please, don't sign it "anonymous." That's useless.