The 2010-11 Green Bay Packers are world champions. But that matters little—the lockout is over, the offseason free agent frenzy has subsided, most training camps are winding down and preseason is in full swing.
The NFL has returned. The Packers' most recent Lombardi Trophy is now locked in a case. Their magical 2010-211 season is just a memory.
While we're on the subject of history, it's been over a decade since an NFC team appeared in back-to-back Super Bowls. Ironically, it was the Green Bay Packers who last accomplished the feat, appearing in Super Bowls XXXI and XXXII.
Now, the real question is, can they do it again?
Here are five reasons why the defending champions just might hoist the Lombardi Trophy again in 2012.
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