Three ways the Packers can make a Super Bowl run
3. The offense needs to deliver
With Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, and a strong running game with Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon, there’s no doubt what the Packers’ biggest strength is.
Rodgers is again a frontrunner for the NFL MVP award, throwing for 3,977 yards and an insane 35 touchdowns with only four interceptions in 15 games this season. If Rodgers is at his best throughout the postseason, the Packers will be tough to stop.
His connection with Adams is as good as they come. Adams is having another record-breaking season with 117 catches for 1,498 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The duo of Jones and Dillon has been crucial to this offense’s success, too. They became the fourth running back pair in Packers history to both hit 1,000 yards from scrimmage in the same season. It’s the first time it’s happened in over 40 years.
While it’s great to see the Packers dominate in the regular season, there will be times when this offense simply has to deliver in the playoffs.
This didn’t happen enough last January against the Buccaneers. Green Bay uncharacteristically turned the ball over twice, one a Rodgers interception, another a Jones a fumble that set the Bucs up in the red zone.
Both of Green Bay’s turnovers were cashed in for touchdowns by Tampa Bay. The Packers couldn’t do the same.
Mike Pettine’s defense came up with three turnovers — interceptions on consecutive drives — but the offense couldn’t cash in. They scored a touchdown after the first Tom Brady pick, but the next two were followed by three-and-outs.
Down by eight, the Packers had a chance to tie the game late on. As we all remember, it resulted in a field goal and they wouldn’t get another chance on offense.
We know how unstoppable this offense can be. We now need to see them make those crucial plays when it matters most in the postseason.