The Green Bay Packers suffered a demoralizing loss in the 2009 NFC Wildcard Round at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals. However, there are many things that are looking bright for the future of this young football team.
The Packers are one of the youngest teams in all of football, and the loss to the Cardinals will only help this team grow and learn from their past mistakes. They made a jump from 6-10 in 2008 to 11-5 and a playoff appearance in 2009. There is no telling how far they can go next year.
Many questions will arise among the other teams in the NFC North Division. The Minnesota Vikings will have to deal with the annual "WIll Brett retire or won't he?" question. The Chicago Bears need to address an aging defense and offensive playmaker situation, and the Detroit Lions.....well, they are still the Detroit Lions.
Many brightspots can be seen on this young Packers team, as most football fanatics would be able to see. This is the first offense in history to have a 4,000 yard quarterback, 1,200 yard rusher, and two 1,000 yard receivers in back to back years. Now, here are five reasons they will win the NFC North next year.