NFL predictions 2020: Packers ultimate report projection, Tremendous Bowl odds & extra to know

The Inexperienced Bay Packers completed 13-Three final season in Matt LaFleur’s first season, and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers reached the NFC championship for the fourth time in his profession. 

Regardless of all that, the notion is the Packers ought to really feel a way of panic in 2020. 

Is that as a result of they had been outmatched by San Francisco within the NFC championship sport? Is that why Inexperienced Bay chosen Utah State quarterback Jordan Love within the first spherical of the draft. Why did not Inexperienced Bay make any big-time free-agent pickups to assist out Rodgers — who turns 37 in December? 

These are questions Inexperienced Bay must reply to offer the veteran quarterback one other Tremendous Bowl shot. It is going to be troublesome to duplicate a 13-win season, and Inexperienced Cay already misplaced Devin Funchess, who opted out due to COVID-19 issues. 

With that in thoughts, Sporting Information seems to be at Inexperienced Bay’s outlook for 2020. 

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Packers report prediction for 2020

Report: 9-7 Division: No. 2 in NFC NorthPlayoffs: None

Iyer’s take:

“The Packers’ four-game regression is pure primarily based on a tougher schedule with the offense and protection extra holding regular vs. bettering from final season. Inexperienced Bay overachieved win-wise in 2019 and the statistics recommend this can be a extra affordable follow-up end, simply lacking the playoffs in a loaded NFC.” 

Bender’s take:

“Inexperienced Bay will not win 13 video games once more, however they’re nonetheless a playoff-caliber workforce. There’s method an excessive amount of deal with the Rodgers-Love dynamic. That will not play out this season until Rodgers is injured. The Packers additionally drafted A.J. Dillon, who’s the proper praise for Aaron Jones, who had 1,084 yards and 16 TDs final season. Sure, receivers must step up and the protection must reply the bell in large video games on the highway. SN believes the Vikings and Cowboys are higher groups. We’re not there but.” 

Packers 2020 win complete, Tremendous Bowl odds

Breaking down that win complete is not all that troublesome. Inexperienced Bay is 17-7-1 at house (together with postseason) the final three years, and that comes with two seasons the place it did not make the playoffs. It will likely be attention-grabbing to see how a lot that dynamic modifications with out followers the stands, however Rodgers has at all times been comfy at house. 

Conversely, Inexperienced Bay is a nasty highway workforce. The Packers are 10-15 on the highway the final three seasons, and there are a number of potholes on this 12 months’s slate. 

9 video games is cheap, and if you wish to push it to 10 that comes all the way down to what you imagine occurs within the two video games with division rival Minnesota. 

Packers schedule 2020

First-place schedules include big-boy challenges, and the early-season highway journeys to Minnesota and New Orleans will not be straightforward. Inexperienced Bay might simply begin 2-2, they usually additionally journey to Tampa Bay to face Tom Brady earlier than one other go to to the Bay Space in opposition to the 49ers.  

Nonetheless, Inexperienced Bay was 6-Zero within the division final 12 months, and that’s being misplaced. LaFleur did construct the offense across the working sport, and the protection impressed with Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith. These edge rushers mixed for 25.5 sacks in 2019. If they’ll match that complete, then the Packers needs to be in place to make a playoff run when the schedule softens in December. 

Week
Date
Opponent
Kickoff time
TV
1
Sept. 13
at Vikings
1 p.m. ET
FOX
2
Sept. 20
vs. Lions
1 p.m. ET
FOX
Three
Sept. 27
at Saints
eight:20 p.m. ET
NBC
four
Oct. 5
vs. Falcons
eight:15 p.m. ET
ESPN
5
Oct. 11
BYE


6
Oct. 18
at Buccaneers
four:25 p.m. ET
FOX
7
Oct. 25
at Texans
1 p.m. ET
FOX
eight
Nov. 1
vs. Vikings
1 p.m. ET
FOX
9
Nov. 5
at 49ers
eight:20 p.m. ET
FOX/NFLN/Amazon
10
Nov. 16
vs. Jaguars
1 p.m. ET
FOX
11
Nov. 22
at Colts
1 p.m. ET
FOX
12
Nov. 29
vs. Bears
eight:20 p.m. ET
NBC
13
Dec. 6
vs. Eagles
four:25 p.m. ET
CBS
14
Dec. 13
at Lions
1 p.m. ET
FOX
15
Dec. 19-20
vs. Panthers
TBD
TD
16
Dec. 27
vs. Titans
eight:20 p.m. 
NBC
17
Jan. Three
at Bears
1 p.m. ET
FOX

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