5 reasons the Packers should be viewed as Super Bowl favorites

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3. Their “Next Man Up” Mentality

Aaron Rodgers did not have Davante Adams against Atlanta. Rodgers was also missing Allen Lazard against the Falcons as well.

Rodgers did not miss a beat, as he completed 27 of his 33 passes for 327 yards and four touchdowns.

Without Adams and Lazard, Green Bay needed someone else to step up, and Robert Tonyan Jr. just did that.

Tonyan had six catches for 98 yards and three touchdowns, in a huge performance in front of a national audience.

This example serves as a microcosm of what the Packers do so well. With a battered receiving corps, Aaron Jones carried the load in the backfield, and running back Jamaal Williams was a major factor in the passing game, with eight catches for 95 yards.

If Green Bay is going to beat the likes of the Seahawks or possibly the Chiefs in the playoffs, this type of mentality will bode well for the Packers.