With a win in Philly, and Ryan Grant down, I thought it to be a good idea to look at each individual game for the Green Bay Packers. When it comes to predicting a whole season for a team it's hard because you don't know who will be in, and who will be out down the line. I can only see Green Bay's defense improving since the game against Michael Vick and the Eagles.
Week 2: Buffalo Bills @ Green Bay Packers
This is one of those games that should be easy for Green Bay. I'm not saying I am 100% sure the Packers will win, mainly because I believe in the old saying that "anyone can win on any given Sunday." Heading into the 2010 NFL Season, most professional analysts are picking Green Bay to be in the Super Bowl, it all starts in the first ten games. The last six are to see if you can maintain composure.
Packers win 23-10 (2-0)
Week 3: Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears
Division games are never easy. In fact, the Packers will probably lose to the Lions once this year. However, I do not see the Bears beating Green Bay in Chicago or IN Green Bay. Jay Cutler may have been good against the Lions, but against the Packers' greedy D', lets face it, Interception-Cutler will make his presence felt again.
Packers win 38-14 (3-0)
Week 4: Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
Yes, I do believe Detroit beats Green Bay, but not in week 4. In Lambeau Field, there is no way Detroit comes away with a W. This will probably end up being a close game depending on Matthew Stafford's health.
Packers win 16-13 (4-0)
Week 5: Green Bay Packers @ Washington Redskins
This is one of those games that I feel could go either way. However one game does not show me the Redskins are ready to be a playoff contender JUST yet. Next season I am sure that Donovan McNabb leads the Redskins to the playoffs and to a NFC East Title.
Packers win 33-24 (5-0)
Week 6: Miami Dolphins @ Green Bay Packers
This will more than likely be an easier game than most people will predict. The truth is, the wild cat can be tamed and some defenses like the 3-4 are almost built to tame it.
Packers win 42-3 (6-0)
Week 7: Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
Uh-oh! Brett Favre v. Aaron Rodgers round 3. The showdown takes place in Lambeau Field where Brett has been familiar with winning. This is where Brandon Jackson will have to step up the most in place of Ryan Grant. The Defense will have to buckle down and stop the 40-year-old-grandfather-quarterback. I see it happening in week 7, while Favre is still trying to get in sync with his receivers.
Packers win 28-24 (7-0)
Week 8: Green Bay Packers @ New York Jets
This will probably prove to be Green Bay's first loss of the season in a defensive showdown. For those of you who like high scoring offensive showcases, well then this game will not be a game for you.
Jets win 10-7 (7-1)
Week 9: Dallas Cowboys @ Green Bay Packers
In week 9, Aaron Rodgers gets to face the team that pretty much let him show management that when Favre would retire, he could be their guy. The first time Rodgers played them as a starter, the Packers lost. The second time, because of a Charles Woodson interception and force fumble, the Packers won. So now that Green Bay is 1-1 since the Rodgers era has started against the Cowboys, it is more likely that they'll improve to 2-1.
Packers win 20-14 (8-1)
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings
No way does Green Bay beat Minnesota twice, especially late in the season in Minnesota. Favre by now should have some type of chemistry with his receivers, not to mention, Sidney Rice will be back. Look for Green Bay to lose this match-up.
Vikings win 34-28 (8-2)
Week 12: Green Bay Packers @ Atlanta Falcons
If Green Bay can stop this offense, then they should have no trouble what-so-ever of racking up points, if they can't, well this might look like the Cardinals wild card game from a season ago.
Packers win 35-26 (9-2)
Week 13: San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers
If Sunday was any indication on how the 49ers plan to play ball this year, then Green Bay has this in the bag. If the 2009 49ers show up, then it might be a little harder.
Packers win 27-24 (10-2)
Week 14: Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions
I am not sure why, but I just feel the Packers are going to lose to the Lions once this season. And why not be when the Lions are at home and it is late in the season so all the ware and tear is starting to take its toll?
Lions win 17-10 (10-3)
Week 15: Green Bay Packers @ New England Patriots
Call me crazy, but after being beat by the Lions, I think Green Bay will head into this game with a full head of steam instead of being demoralized. Tom Brady will not know what hit him.
Packers win 35-14 (11-3)
Week 16: New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers
Two New York teams in one season? Well lets just say Green Bay gets revenge for the last one giving them their first loss.
Packers win 27-17 (12-3)
Week 17: Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
The game to end the season. Does Green Bay finish 13-3 or go to a 12-4 record? Sadly for Bears fans, I feel you might be a little disappointed in how your 2010 season is going to play out.
Packers win 20-17 (13-3)
That's it. The Packers will win the North and have a damn good shot at making it the Super Bowl. However I'm not predicting that far. In short, Favre's year to win another Super Bowl was last year, and he blew it. Nothing is going to stop Green Bay from getting there and putting another W in their Super Bowl record.