ESPN projects last-place finish for Packers in NFC North standings

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During the 2019 season, the Green Bay Packers put together a truly impressive 13-3 record and made it all the way to the NFC Championship Game. They will not fare nearly as well in 2020 based on ESPN’s projections.

ESPN doesn’t envision that type of success again for the Packers in 2020. In fact, their league-wide projection involves Green Bay finishing with just a 7-9 record and that puts them fourth in the NFC North standings.

Interestingly enough, the Lions managing to finish second in the NFC North because they go 7-8-1 as opposed 7-9. Getting credit for half of a win was enough to put them ahead of both the Chicago Bears and the Packers in the standings.

Perhaps most fascinating of all, the Packers are projected to hold a 5-2 record and be tied with the Minnesota Vikings for first in the NFC North through Week 8. After that, Green Bay finishes with a 2-7 with their only wins coming against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers.

While it’s genuinely plausible to envision the Vikings finish in the top spot of the NFC North standings, it’s very difficult to foresee the Packers having such a poor season. Green Bay has plenty of difficult matchups, but have more than enough talent to post a winning record, at the very least.

For the Packers, it would be a disaster to finish with such a poor record. It would be difficult to justify not undergoing a full-rebuild and possibly moving on from Aaron Rodgers to give Jordan Love plenty of real experience on the field in 2021.


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17 Comments

  1. BEST WISHES TO THE PACKERS! SORRY I CANT COME OUT THIS YEAR! I HAVE BEEN THERE EVERY YEAR FOR THE PAST 6 YEARS!!PLEASE STAY SAFE!

  2. They have to put something spicey.. seriously tho, I mean14-2 isn’t spicey enough! 7-9 is waaaaay better!!!😂😂😂

  3. As long as there is no injury to Rodgers, if the Packers go 7 – 9 and finish in last place, someone is getting fired probably defensive coordinator.

  4. Is this same people who thinks Love will displace Rodgers this test? Must be Greenberg and crowd, somehow they think is dead or close to it. Pack fans take with a grain of salt.

  5. Who at ESPN said this?? There are many personalities on ESPN, and I am sure that they don’t reflect the opinions of ALL of ESPN. Having no reference makes this article fake and nothing more than clickbait. Horrible article from a horrible, writer.

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