5 Reasons Why Green Bay Packers Will Win Super Bowl in 2015

5 Reasons Why Green Bay Packers Will Raise the Lombardi Trophy in 2015

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With the NFL Draft less than a week away, the Packers are that much closer to officially getting football activities underway. Based off what GM Ted Thompson and the organization do in the draft, will it be enough to vault head coach Mike McCarthy's squad into Super Bowl contention and get past the team's latest miscues in the postseason? These five reasons suggest Green Bay will return to supremacy in 2015.

5. Play of Secondary Continues to Improve

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5. Play of Secondary Continues to Improve

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Since being the No. 1 pass defense in 2011, Dom Capers' secondary regressed in 2012 and 2013, ranking toward the bottom of the league. Nevertheless, despite a hole at the free safety position (Micah Hyde switching to the position is a strong possibility), the Packers have the potential to shy away from being the team's Achilles Heel in 2014, with Sam Shields, Casey Hayward and Tramon Williams being solid contributors.

4. Clay Matthews Provides An Impact for 16 Games

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4. Clay Matthews and Run Defense Provide An Impact for 16 Games

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When Thompson selected the former USC Trojans standout in 2009, there was future optimism surrounding the team's ability to get pressure on the quarterback. Matthews fulfilled this with 23.5 sacks during his first two seasons, but he has missed nine games over the past two seasons. The defensive playmaker needs to be more of a consistent threat for the Packers next season, which will only help the lackluster play of stopping the run.

3. Eddie Lacy Serves As Excellent Complement to Passing Attack

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3. Eddie Lacy Serves As Excellent Complement to Passing Attack

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The 2013 NFL Draft's No. 61 overall selection burst onto the scene in his first season with the Packers, rushing for over 1,178 yards to go along with the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. As displayed throughout his 11 rushing touchdowns, Lacy possesses the ideal combination of size and speed to have a sustainable NFL career. He will make Green Bay legitimate Super Bowl contenders by complementing the aerial attack.

2. Aaron Rodgers Has MVP-Type Season

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2. Aaron Rodgers Has MVP-Type Season

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The 2011 NFL MVP's play has declined over the past few seasons, at least according to the elite expectations handed out to the quarterback. A broken collarbone negated his overall production in Week 9 of 2013, but as long as the gunslinger is healthy, the offense will be just fine. He eludes defenders around the pocket, has a laser arm with pinpoint precision and is exactly the quarterback a team wants leading them to the promised land.

1. No Major Injuries Occur

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1. No Major Injuries Occur

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Injuries have been an unfortunate reality for the Packers, and they've been monumental in stature. Over the past four seasons, the team has lost its quarterback, wide receivers, linebackers and defensive linemen. You name it, and Green Bay probably had injuries there. The injury bug has been overcome before, but any time the Packers can have their team completely healthy, it helps their effort even more to be crowned Super Bowl champions.

Rexford Sheild covers the Green Bay Packers for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @RexfordSheild and “like” him on Facebook. Also, add him to your network on Google.


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