Improving this key stat will help Packers offense reach next level

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There are plenty of reasons to be encouraged about the upcoming season for the Green Bay Packers.

This is a team that was able to rally their way to a playoff berth and take down the heavily favored Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card Round.

Even though they were able to win seven of their final 10 games to qualify for the playoffs and nearly defeat the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round, there is still one area of in-game performance that the Packers must improve upon next season: Scoring touchdowns after crossing midfield.

Packers must improve touchdown percentage after crossing midfield in 2024

Per Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis, with a rate of 34%, Green Bay was the 18th-ranked team in this metric from last season, right in between disappointing teams last year, such as the Arizona Cardinals, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, and Tennessee Titans.

To be blunt, this is not a group that anyone should strive to be a member of. These teams were not good last season for one reason or another, and it should be assumed that the Packers will do everything in their power to improve upon their conversion rate when crossing midfield next season and becoming closer to San Francisco's league-leading 51% rather than the 14% of the New York Jets.

There is obviously one big factor at play when it comes to last year's conversion rate. The shift from Aaron Rodgers to Jordan Love had a major impact here.

Going from a future Hall of Famer in Rodgers to a relative unknown in Love was always going to have some bumps, especially early. But with Love entering into his second full year as a starter and with an upgraded rushing attack by way of former Raiders running back Josh Jacobs, the Packers' offense should be more than capable of surpassing last season's touchdown frequency when crossing midfield.

If they are able to accomplish that, there is no telling how far they are capable of going.

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