The Green Bay Packers have seen their share of 2017 predictions with the season just a few months away. But the Packers have yet to see what Pro Football Focus thinks of the defending NFC North champions.
PFF recently released its first set of 2017 projections and the Packers are projected to finish third in the NFC with a 10-6 record. The two teams that will finish better than the Packers in the NFC are the Dallas Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons.
Here’s what PFF’s Nathan Jahnke had to say about the Packers.
Similar to the Cowboys, the Packers had an unsatisfactory end to the season with a blowout loss to the Falcons. They lost T.J. Lang, who was top five in pass-blocking efficiency for guards over the last two seasons, but replaced him with Jahri Evans, who was top 10. Year after year, they’ve been a division favorite who can make a run in the playoffs. Some of their key players are getting older, including two free agents over the age of 30, but this season should result in similar success.
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If this holds true, this means the Packers will likely have to be on the road if they make a deep playoff run. The Packers have been to the NFC Championship game three times since Aaron Rodgers became the starting quarterback in 2008, and every time the Packers were on the road. Rodgers has stressed the Packers need to host the NFC Championship game in order to have a chance, so finishing 10-6 and…
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