Despite the Green Bay Packers' disappointing playoff exit, there are plenty of reasons for the Packers and their fans to be optimistic heading into the 2013 season. The Packers have plenty of work to do to get back to the Super Bowl, but they have a number of solid pieces in place.
Entering 2013, the Packers should be the favorites in the division and be expected to be a top team in the NFC once again. This could change based on how the offseason plays out and the decisions that are made following the playoff loss. These reasons should have the Packers optimistic heading into 2013 regardless of offseason decisions.