Packers 2021 game-by-game predictions ahead of training camp

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Week 10: vs. Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks 35, Packers 41

Biggest storyline: Who comes out on top as the playoff stakes rise?

There’s a lot of bad blood in this recent rivalry and the Packers need to come out on top as they near the playoffs.

After heartbreaking losses in the time of the replacement refs and the 2014 NFC Championship game, emotions run high for Packers’ fans in these matchups.

The Seahawks are similar to the Packers in terms of roster strength. There’s a lot of talent with few titles to show for it: an elite QB, average defense, and outstanding receivers like DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.

This is about as even a matchup as you can get between two teams. I’ll be interested to see how the Packers’ developing secondary holds up against a dynamic Russell Wilson and his deep receiving corps.

Being in Green Bay for this game is going to make a big difference, as the alternative is facing the 12th Man in Seattle.

Week 11: at Minnesota Vikings

Packers 24, Vikings 27

Biggest storyline: Can Minnesota build off of their momentum from the 2020 season?

It’s interesting to me that the Packers won’t be facing this division rival until so late in the season. Minnesota could look totally different by this point in the season than they do initially.

As long as we don’t have a repeat of the four-touchdown Dalvin Cook game from last season, I’ll be happy.

The Vikings are coming out of a bit of a rebuild period and show promise in players like second-year WR Justin Jefferson and veteran QB Kirk Cousins.

Cousins certainly has the potential to be an elite QB, but isn’t always surrounded by the means to get there.

The Vikings had a really solid 2019 season and if they can bring that heat back to their play, they will be serious playoff contenders.