Weak Schedule My Foot!!July 25 2012 at 6:02 PM
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I read an article by Michael Hunt on JS Online saying that the Packers could go 13-3 due to a weak schedule and that the Texans on the road could be one of their biggest challenges, and a potential super bowl opponent. As for 13-3, I guess that is a possibility, but I will not count my chickens about this team winning more than 10 or 11 games this year until I see that they can do a more effective job of rushing the passer.
And, I do not think they have an easy schedule by any stretch of the imagination. I believe that if you base the strength of schedule off of last year's records that this is failed logic...teams can go from worst to first in this league, and even a team like Seattle could end up giving the Packers quite a challenge on the road this year at their super-loud stadium.
Right now, due to offensive strength and defensive potential, I will predict a 10-6 or 11-5 season for the Packers...that might be good enough to win the division, but it definitely gets them a wild card, and if the defense consistently gets better throughout the year then I believe they do have a shot at getting back to the big dance.
And again - how the heck is this an EASY schedule???
Sun 9/9 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 4:25 pm - VERY tough game (L)
Thu 9/13 Chicago Bears Chicago 8:20 pm - VERY tough game (W)
Mon 9/24 Seattle Seahawks at Seattle 8:30 pm - Tough Road Game (W)
Sun 9/30 New Orleans Saints New Orleans 4:25 pm VERY tough game (W)
Sun 10/7 Indianapolis Colts at Indianapolis 1:00 pm Winnable road game (W)
Sun 10/14 Houston Texans at Houston 8:20 pm - VERY tough game (L)
Sun 10/21 St. Louis Rams at St. Louis 1:00 pm - Winnable road game, but could be a sleeper (W)
Sun 10/28 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville 1:00 pm - VERY winnable (W)
Sun 11/4 Arizona Cardinals Arizona 1:00 pm - Tough home game (L)
Sun 11/18 Detroit Lions at Detroit 1:00 pm Tough Road Game (W)
Sun 11/25 New York Giants at NY Giants 8:20 pm VERY Tough Road Game (L)
Sun 12/2 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota 1:00 pm - (W)
Sun 12/9 Detroit Lions Detroit 8:20 pm - (W)
Sun 12/16 Chicago Bears at Chicago 1:00 pm -(L)
Sun 12/23 Tennessee Titans Tennessee 1:00 pm Another Potential Trap (W)
Sun 12/30 Minnesota Vikings at Minnesota 1:00 pm (W)