After a disappointing playoff loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Packers will be heading into the 2010-11 season with a bad taste in their mouth and fire in their eyes.
The Packers started the 2009-10 season 4-4, and went on to win seven of their final eight games to achieve a record of 11-5, finishing second in the NFC North.
They did this while implementing a new 3-4 defense, playing with one of the youngest lineups in the league, and overcoming numerous injuries to starters.
Aaron Rodgers has shown us that he can lead the Packers to wins, as the Packer offense was one of the most explosive offenses in the league, ranking third in scoring, and sixth in total yards.
Dom Capers' 3-4 defense, when executed properly, stifled teams. The Packers ranked first in rush defense, allowing just 83 yards per game, and second in overall defense, giving up 284 yards per game.
The Packers have youth on their side going into this next decade. Rodgers is one of the most successful young quarterbacks in the league. The emergence of tight end Jermichael Finley was also a big lift at the end of this season. The Packer defense has potential at many positions, especially linebacker.
Should the Packers be able to solidify their offensive line and defensive backfield (all four starting defensive backs, Al Harris, Charles Woodson, Nick Collins and Atari Bigby, were injured at some point this season), they will be a force to reckon with in the near future.