The Green Bay Packers can win the Super Bowl. Here are five reasons why.
How on earth did we get here? The Green Bay Packers were supposed to be out of contention.
Yet, here we are, knowing a Packers win over the Detroit Lions in the season finale will send them into the postseason for the fourth straight year.
Having won four in a row, the Packers are one of the hottest teams in the NFL. If they win a fifth game this weekend, they will enter the postseason in great shape.
In 2010, the Packers won the Super Bowl as a wild-card, running the postseason gauntlet on the road.
They can do the same this season. As unlikely as it seemed earlier in the year, Green Bay should be considered Super Bowl contenders. Here are five reasons why.
Keisean Nixon has become a difference-maker
Keisean Nixon is the best kick returner in the NFL, and he is regularly making game-changing plays for the Packers.
If any team knows the possible impact of special teams in the playoffs, it’s Green Bay. Usually, it’s for the wrong reasons, but Nixon could help swing a playoff game in their favor.
Nixon leads the league with 930 kick return yards, and his average of 30.0 yards per kick return also leads the NFL.
Since Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys, Nixon has eight kick returns of 30+ yards, five of 50+ yards, and two of 90+ yards.
He had a 93-yarder last week against the Miami Dolphins, then backed it up with a 105-yard return touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings.
Nixon has become a difference-maker for the Packers, and he could make game-changing plays in the playoffs.