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Why Your Team Won't Win the Super Bowl: Green Bay Packers Editon

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the Packers  51-45 in overtime.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Nick SignorelliSenior Writer IJune 21, 2010

No, I am not picking on just the Green Bay Packers! This is a series that I am doing for all 32 of the NFL teams, Why Your Team Won't Win The Super Bowl   (click the link to see the other teams).

OK, Packers fans.  Before you start attacking me, know this: I picked the Packers to play against my Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV back in January.

The reality is though, there are obstacles you are going to need to overcome if you are to climb the mountain.

The first one is the Minnesota Vikings, led by that old guy you all know and hate, Brett Favre. But, since the Vikings are not going to win the Super Bowl either, then I guess I better give you the other reasons why you won't.

Lets start with the defense. Dom Capers began his Packers career last year, and brought in his 3-4 defense. I am a big Dom Capers fan, and believe that the pieces that are needed to be in place are there.

You have Aaron Rodgers, who is climbing his way to the elite status of the NFL. Do Packers fans ever wonder what would have happened if the 49ers would have drafted Rodgers, and Alex Smith fell to the Packers?  Just curious.

Your offensive line was getting old, but you drafted Bryan Baluga. Your running backs are not stellar, but you have Ryan Grant.  You don't have top-flight receivers, but the ones you have fit perfectly into your system.

I even like the coaching changes your team has made.

My prediction: Packers win the NFC North, and have home field advantage through the playoffs. They will defeat the Cowboys in the NFC Championship game, then lose the Super Bowl.

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