Who are the Green Bay Packers’ toughest opponents heading into the 2018 season?
The Green Bay Packers have the toughest schedule this year based off of their opponents win/loss records in 2017. With an opponent win percentage of .539 and a combined win/loss record of 138-118, the 2018 season seems like a challenge on paper.
However, if you can remember, in 2016 the Packers had the easiest strength of schedule. A win percentage of .457 and a combined win/loss record of 117-139 led to the Packers finishing the season at a respectable 10-6.
Even though the team had an “easy” schedule on paper, the season didn’t pan out that way in the end. It took a six-game win streak to get into the playoffs that year.
Basically, don’t hold your breath over the fact that the Packers have the hardest schedule in the league. It all comes down to when they play these teams. A team with a hot streak during the season could be an “easy to beat” team, while a team who may have a losing record could be seen as a powerhouse at the moment.
However, the Packers do play some of the toughest teams in the league this year. Some of the hardest matchups make for some of the best games of the year. Who are the hardest opponents the Packers will have to face?
Packers vs 49ers: Week 6
This game will be interesting especially since it will be the first full year for Jimmy Garoppolo under center for the Niners. However, the team as a whole is still very young and inconsistent despite what Jimmy G has shown at quarterback.
It’s definitely a match to watch out for but it’s not one of the Packers’ toughest games.