Last season saw the Green Bay Packers run wild during the regular season with a 15-1 record before running into a brick wall called the New York Giants. The Packers clinched the NFC North on Sunday with a win over the Chicago Bears and are poised to make a run towards the NFC Championship game. Green Bay is hitting their peak at the right team with the playoffs just two weeks away.
The Packers appear to have a running game now and are a lot more balanced than they were last season. While Green Bay has had injuries with their wide receivers in Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings, it is looking like the team will be at full strength by the time the playoffs get underway. If the playoffs started today, Green Bay would be the No. 3 seed in the NFC and would see their division rival Minnesota Vikings in the wild card round.
It is possible Green Bay can sneak into the second seed but would need help from the San Francisco 49ers. I wouldn’t want to play the Packers the rest of the way no matter what though. This is a team that could find themselves playing for the NFC championship in a few weeks. Aaron Rodgers is on fire yet again and with games against the Vikings and the Tennessee Titans still on the schedule, Green Bay should be able to win next week before that final game where the Packers may be trying to stop Adrian Peterson from making history. It is almost that time of year again for playoff football.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.