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

Nick SignorelliSenior Writer IAugust 14, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 23:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers slides as he is hit by linebacker Lance Briggs #55 of the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field on January 23, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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No, I am NOT picking on just the Green Bay Packers; this is one part of a 32-part series called "Why Your Team Won't Win The Super Bowl."

To check out the other teams, click HERE.

Since I am covering the entire NFL, who better to start with than the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Green Bay Packers?

For starters, one of the biggest reasons I think the Packers are not going to win the Super Bowl is BECAUSE they won it last year.

No longer will the Packers be the team that is going after the Champs, now they ARE the Champs.  There will be no weeks in which they don't face off against the other team's best game.  Even the poor teams (Vikings, anyone?) are going to be trying to beat the Packers with everything they have, because beating the Champs makes losing other games easier.

Another issue that most people have forgotten about is that the Packers were ONE GAME from not even making the playoffs in 2010, let alone winning the Super Bowl. The Chicago Bears, who won the NFC North in 2010, are going to have something to say about a Packers repeat.



Offense: Aaron Rodgers is a great QB, but will he be able to live up to the hype of his 2010 season and Super Bowl MVP performance?

Defense: Will the secondary be able to play like veterans, but remain healthy?

Yes, it is hard to come up with reasons as to why the Packers are not going to win the Super Bowl in 2011. But, there is a reason that there have only been two repeat champions in the last two decades.