The Green Bay Packers are a team on the verge of greatness. They lost an excruciating overtime game to Arizona and were eliminated from the 2009 playoffs.
Top Ten Sportsbooks like Bet Mania, released the win/loss forecast for the Packers and the over/under is set at 10. The Packers odds to win the NFC North are 1.25 to 1 and the odds to win the NFC are 3.5 to 1. They play in a tough division and conference. Because of this they are listed as 8 to 1 odds to win the Super bowl.
Although the playoffs loss was tough to take, it gave Green Bay fans a glimpse of the near future and just how great it can be. Aaron Rodgers has emerged as arguably one of the best quarterbacks of the league and is a proven leader. With off season improvements on defense, Green Bay is ready to contend for the Super bowl title.
Here is a breakdown of the schedule with predicted outcomes for the Green Bay Packers in 2010.
9/12, @Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.
The Eagles shipped Donavan Mcnabb to a division rival in the off season. They have to show their fans that it was the right move. A win on opening day against Packers would be a great start. Packers: 0-1
9/19, Buffalo, 1:00 p.m.
Buffalo is looking like they will have a very long season. With that in mind there is no way they are going to win at Green Bay in the first home game of the year. The Packers bounce back and get an easy win. Packers: 1-1
9/27, @Chicago (Monday Night) 8:20pm
One of the hardest things to do is beat a division rival at home on a Monday night. The Bears will be improved and although they won’t finish ahead of the Packers in the standings at the end of the year, they will win this game. Packers: 1-2
10/3 Detroit, 1:00 p.m.
The Packers face another bad team and rebound off a loss. It’s a short week but the Lions will be no match for the Packers, especially in Green Bay. The Lions are on their way to becoming a good team, but not even close to the level of Green Bay and it will show in this game. Packers: 2-2
10/10, @Washington 1:00 p.m.
With two losses on the road this will be a statement game for the Packers. The Redskins have a new head coach, quarterback, and attitude, but the result will be the same. Packers win a close game on the road and their record creeps above .500. Packers: 3-2
10/17, Miami, 1:00 p.m.
The Packers will be challenged against the Dolphins. The Dolphins can run very well and keep the ball out of the hands of Rodgers and the offense. The Packers may have one eye on the upcoming game against the Vikings and may get caught by surprise by the Dolphins. The Packers win late in a very, very, close game. Packers: 4-2
10/24, Minnesota, 8:20 p.m.
With or without Brett Favre calling the plays for the Vikings, the Packers have this game circled on their calendar. This game is on a Sunday night and on the national stage. Call it revenge, call it division rivalry, call it what you want. I call it a blowout by Green Bay. Packers: 5-2
10/31, @NY Jets 1:00 p.m.
The Jets play some serious defense and they will give the Packers a tough fight. This sets up as a loss with the Packers coming off an emotional and convincing win over the Vikings and a game with the Cowboys on deck. Jets win with defense. Packers: 5-3
11/7 Dallas, 8:20 p.m.
Dallas is a team that the Packers need to beat if they want to prove they can compete with the big boys in the NFC. The schedule makers helped them out by scheduling this game at home. The Packers win in a shootout. Packers: 6-3
11/21, @ Minnesota, 1:00 p.m.
This series is becoming one of the best rivalries in football with plenty of subplots. The Vikings defense will play much better than they did the first time they faced Green Bay. The Vikings will get revenge for a drubbing they took earlier in the season. Packers: 6-4
11/28, @ Atlanta 1:00 p.m
The Packers are starting to hear murmurs that they can’t win on the road as they head to face Atlanta. Atlanta will be a threat in the NFC but their improved defense is still not enough to stop Aaron Rodgers. The Packers win handily on the road. Packers: 7-4
12/05, San Francisco 1:00 p.m.
The home field advantage in the NFL is a beautiful thing. The Packers have one of the best in the league as the home crowd always shows up to support the Pack. The Niners find out the hard way that the Packers are unstoppable at home. Packers: 8-4
12/12, @ Detroit 1:00 p.m.
By this time of the year, the Lions will actually be knocking off high caliber teams in the NFL. They will be playing better but don’t look for the upset here. This game is closer than the experts think, but Packers prevail. Packers: 9-4
12/19, @ New England 8:20 p.m.
The Packers head on the road again to take on a top tier team. The Patriots will need this win to stay in the playoff race and will play with a reckless abandon. In a battle of gunslingers, Tom Brady gets the edge and the win at home. Packers: 9-5
12/26, New York Giants, 4:15 p.m.
The Giants should be another team scrambling to try and grab a playoff spot at this point in the year. The Packers will have their mind set on the NFC North title and homefield advantage Packers: 10-5
1/02 Chicago, 1:00 p.m.
The Packers owe the Bears for a loss earlier in the season. This win is what will seal the division crown for the Packers and possibly eliminate the bears from the playoffs. Packers win and clinch the NFC North. Packers: 11-5
Green Bay Packers 2010 final record: 11-5
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