5 reasons why Packers are serious Super Bowl contenders

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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – NOVEMBER 10: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after the win against the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field on November 10, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

The Green Bay Packers should be considered serious Super Bowl contenders this season.

The bye week gives the Green Bay Packers time to reflect on the season so far. What they’ve achieved, and what they still need to do. And while Matt LaFleur has a lot of things to address with his team through the bye, they are also well positioned in the NFC. The Packers are currently second in the conference and first in the NFC North, with a half-game lead over the New Orleans Saints for a first-round bye.

It looked like all four NFC North teams were playoff contenders early in the season, but it’s become a two-team race between the Packers and Minnesota Vikings. The way these two teams are playing, winning the division and securing a home playoff game could make a huge difference when making a run for the Super Bowl.

The Packers have things to work out between now and their next game in two weeks time against the San Francisco 49ers, but there’s also a lot to be encouraged by in the opening 10 games. That game against the 49ers will go a long way to deciding which team secures home-field advantage in January.

The Packers have shown why they should be considered serious Super Bowl contenders this season. Here are five reasons why.

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