Packers: Updated 2019 win-loss record predictions

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL – DECEMBER 16: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers passes as Isaiah Irving #47 of the Chicago Bears closes in at Soldier Field on December 16, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.The Bears defeated the Packers 24-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Week 1: at Chicago Bears

The Packers’ offense is going to take some time to hit its stride, but that’s bad news on the road against an elite Bears defense. Chicago allowed a league-low 17.7 points per game in 2018, and Green Bay’s new offense could struggle in the season opener.

Prediction: Loss (0-1)

Week 2: Minnesota Vikings

After a tough road trip at Chicago, it doesn’t get much easier in Week 2. But the Packers will have a few extra days to prepare for this game, which will help, as will the fact they’re at home. Green Bay wins a close one.

Prediction: Win (1-1)

Week 3: Denver Broncos

Green Bay faces another strong defense in Week 3, which will make life difficult for Matt LaFleur’s offense. But again, playing at home gives the Packers the advantage. Mike Pettine’s defense should also have no trouble limiting the Broncos offense.

Prediction: Win (2-1)

Week 4: Philadelphia Eagles

Had this game been later in the year, I’d like the Packers’ chances a bit more. But in the first quarter of the season, the Packers will still be adjusting to their new offense and it could cost them against a talented Eagles team.

Prediction: Loss (2-2)

Week 5: at Dallas Cowboys

The Packers have the Cowboys’ number, particularly at AT&T Stadium. Even Matt Flynn led the Packers to victory in that stadium. Green Bay have won seven of the past eight games against Dallas. The Cowboys may be NFC contenders, but the Packers win again in their home away from home.

Prediction: Win (3-2)

Week 6: Detroit Lions

The third divisional contest in the opening six weeks, and also a potential slip-up game for the Packers. But they get the job done at home.

Prediction: Win (4-2)