Green Bay Packers 2011 Predictions: Analyzing the Competition

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Green Bay Packers 2011 Predictions: Analyzing the Competition
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Aaron Rodgers zones in

The Green Bay Packers are back to defend their 2010-2011 super bowl championship—or championship “belt,” in quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ case.

After inhumanely euthanizing the Eagles, Falcons, and Bears in the playoffs, the Packers didn't even need a bathroom stall in order to have their way with Steeler quarterback Ben Rothelisberger, en route to bringing home the Lombardi trophy.

Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers is still being questioned in the vanishing of Steeler safety Troy Polamalu, who inexplicably disappeared during the super bowl.

Despite incurring such wrath on aforementioned opponents to conclude their season, the Packers were never truly firing on all cylinders: multiple injuries befell the team early on in the season, depriving them of critical playmakers such as running back Ryan Grant and tight end Jermichael Finley.

With that being said, both players have reported to camp completely healthy and ready to contribute to what is already considered an offensive juggernaut.  And, amid a rather quiet off-season in Green Bay, these two additions are arguably comparable to any other team’s ballyhooed free-agent acquisitions.

As the Packers’ quest to repeat rapidly approaches, commencing against the New Orleans Saints on the night of September 8th, it’s time to glimpse ahead into their upcoming games—which boasts the 13th most difficult schedule with opponents’ 2010 cumulative record of 130-126.

The following five slides will sedulously analyze the Packers first five games, factoring in many apposite variables and summoning my inner Final Destination to augur each team's fate…

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