What I Love About the Green Bay Packers This Season...

Sam Tastad@@samtastadCorrespondent IIISeptember 19, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 13: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks for a receiver against the Chicago Bears on September 13, 2009 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-15. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Packers are coming off a huge win against division-rival Chicago. They needed that win, and they got it. Here's what I love about the Packers in 2009: 

The offense could be very special this season. The combination of Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings worked very well last season, and it did in Week One. Rodgers connected with Jennings for a 50-yard touchdown pass with 1:11 remaining in the fourth quarter.

These two may be one of the best one-two combos in the NFL, only to Tom Brady-Randy Moss, Kurt Warner-Larry Fitzgerald-Anquan Boldin, and Peyton Manning-Reggie Wayne. 

Not to mention, the Packers may have the best receiving corp in the league. Jennings, Donald Driver, Donald Lee, Jordy Nelson, and Jermichael Finley provide Rodgers with enough weapons to spread the ball around, and make teams look dazed after plays. 

The running game also stepped up against the Chicago defense. Ryan Grant took some pressure off Aaron Rodgers, by performing well in the first game of the season. Grant finished with 61 yards and a touchdown.

The defense also stepped up very big, and created scoring opportunities for the offense. They created four interceptions, and had two sacks. Their tackling was on the money, and they did a great job limiting the Bears touchdown opportunities.

The only thing that I think the Packers need to work on is their offensive line. They gave up four sacks, and didn't protect Rodgers very well. They need to give Rodgers plenty of protection for the offense to be very good this season.

In week two, the Packers play the Cincinnati Bengals at home at 1:00 PM. The Bengals are improved this season, as Carson Palmer, and Chad Ochocinco are healthy. Their defense is also much improved.

Expect Aaron Rodgers to have a huge game, along with Greg Jennings, who is Rodgers favorite target. I also like the defense to show the nation why they will be a top defense in the NFL in 2009.

Prediction: Packers 24, Bengals 10. 

Now sit back and watch the game, as both teams will fight for the victory.  


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