3 NFC Teams that can prevent LA Rams from returning to the SB

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Green Bay Packers +475

Green Bay Packers. . team. 49. . .

Here we are yet again with veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers leading the Green Bay Packers from the NFC North. Much like Tom Brady, as long as Rodgers is under center for the Packers, they have the potential to beat anyone.  Add to that, this narrative going around that Rodgers can’t win in the playoffs? You see where this is going. You get a very fired-up Rodgers, ready to prove the critics wrong.

The Green Bay Packers lost their possibly best WR in the league, Devante Adams when he was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders this off-season for a first-round and second-round pick.  The Packers did sign WR Sammy Watkins in during free agency but he’s a far cry from Adams.  That said, Watkins is a capable wide receiver and could prove useful.  The team has also re-signed tight end Robert Tonyan.

Is the Pack really back?

As far as the Green Bay Packers wide receiver corps goes, they are bringing back veteran WR Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard. The Packers also drafted rookie WR Christian Watson. Many are very high on him, despite being a rookie, simply because he will be catching Rodgers’ passes.

Of course, running backs Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon are still going to be in the backfield too. On paper, this offense will be just fine, as long as Rodgers remains healthy.  The Packers know that Rodgers is good enough to lead the Packers past any team, even the LA Rams.

For the most part, the defense remains intact mainly from a year ago. The loss of DL Za’Darius Smith to the rival Minnesota Vikings could be something to watch.  Between 2019 and 2020, Smith recorded 26 total sacks.  Last season, in 2021, the Green Bay Packers, without the services of Smith, totaled only 33 team sacks. The Packers will need to create new ways to pressure the quarterback.