Four ways the 2018 Green Bay Packers can replicate the 2011 team’s regular season success.
The 2011 NFL season had all Green Bay Packers fans on one heck of a high. Coming off their first Super Bowl victory since the 1996 season, they followed up that championship with a 15-1 regular reason record, which would be a franchise best. After such an impeccable regular season, it looked as if the Packers were on their way to back-to-back Super Bowl victories for the first time since 1966 and 1967.
Unfortunately, that dream was killed by the New York Giants in the NFC divisional round, when the Giants soundly beat the Packers 37-20 at Lambeau Field, on their way to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots.
Thankfully, we’re only here to talk about the regular season success of the 2011 Green Bay Packers.
One thing that was a major part of the 2011 team’s success that may not be able to be mirrored with this 2018 team, is the elite stable of playmakers Aaron Rodgers had at his disposal.
It will be tough for another Packers team to ever match the playmaking ability that team possessed at receiver: Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, Jermichael Finley, James Jones and Randall Cobb. It was a “pick your poison” kind of campaign for opposing defenses. This is something that the 2018 team seems to lack on paper, unless some younger playmakers prove to be more advanced than we think.
Although the 2011 season did not end as all Packers fans had hoped, and expected after a 15-1 regular season, there were some great takeaways on what the 2018 team can do to mirror such a successful regular season, and hopefully carry that success to another Super Bowl victory for Packers News.
Let’s take a look at some of the key components.