2008-2009 Green Bay Packers Are the Real Deal

Matt JakaitisCorrespondent IMay 8, 2008

Many people say that the Packers will not win the NFC North in the upcoming season. But why?

The only key loss was Brett Favre. I'm sure it will make a difference having Brohm or Rogers a quarterback, but how much of a difference?

In Brohm's four years of college, he never had a QB rating under 150. In the 2007 season Brohm had over 4000 yards and 30 passing touchdowns.

Aaron Rogers, Green Bay's first round draft pick in 2005, has shown that he can come into a big game and get the job done.

Also, the Green Bay Packers have an outstanding receiving core—with Pro-Bowler Donald Driver, should-have-been-Pro-Bowler Greg Jennings, and sure-handed wideout James Jones.

As for the Packers' defense, they have virtually no losses.  The only semi-important loss was DT Corey Williams, who had seven sacks in 2007.

Too bad the Packers were already stacked at the defensive line—you know your good at that position when you have Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila subbing in at RE.

Gbaja-Biamila is one of the Packers' all-time great pass rushers, behind Reggie White of course. Kabeer had 9.5 sacks last year and 74 career sacks.

The Packers not only have a great D-line, but they also have a great linebacking core with Nick Barnett and A.J. Hawk—and in my opinion, the best corner back duo in the NFL.

With Nick Barnett, Aaron Kampman, A.J. Hawk, Charles Woodson, and Al Harris all leading the D anything could happen in 2008.