Packers: CBS Sports expects another strong season for Green Bay

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

The Packers could be set for another strong season.

The Green Bay Packers always have a chance to be in playoff contention if Aaron Rodgers is healthy, but their 13-3 record came as a surprise to many last season.

They were a good team in 2019, hard to beat at home, and also picked up key victories on the road. But they also won a number of one-score games.

Can they repeat last season’s success?

CBS Sports predicts 11 wins for Packers

Jordan Dajani of CBS Sports has predicted each game on the Packers’ 2020 schedule. While he isn’t expecting another 13-win season, he predicts another successful year for Matt LaFleur’s team. He has the Packers going 11-5.

Importantly, that includes a 5-1 record within the division. Last season, the Packers swept their division, including an NFC North-clinching victory on the road against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16. They then clinched a first-round bye with a last-second win against the Detroit Lions in the season finale.

Achieving similar success to last season won’t be easy for LaFleur and his team. A daunting road schedule lies ahead including games against the New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and San Francisco 49ers. There are also challenging road games against the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts on the schedule. Despite that, I do believe an 11-5 finish won’t be too far out of reach and is a realistic goal.

If LaFleur can back up last season’s success with an 11-win season, it would show it was no fluke. It wouldn’t necessarily mean the team had taken a step back from last year as the schedule looks to be tougher in 2020, although it’s hard to know that for sure until we get a better picture of which teams match their preseason expectations.

How many wins do you see Green Bay getting in 2020?