Why the Packers can continue elite goal-to-go production in 2024

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Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love
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The Green Bay Packers were able to shock quite a few people last year with their late-season run to the playoffs.

While most have focused on the performance of quarterback Jordan Love, there is a teamwide aspect of their success that deserves some attention and must be mentioned: Success in goal-to-go situations.

According to Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis, Green Bay was by far the best team in the entire league last season when it came to scoring in a goal-to-go situation, succeeding 95% of the time. This was 12% higher than the next most successful team(s), a five-way tie between the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, Washington Commanders, and Arizona Cardinals at 83%.

Finding a way to carry over that success from last year into this year will be absolutely necessary if the Packers are going to return to the postseason and possibly contend for the NFC North crown.

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The good news for the Packers is that their chances of having a similar rate of success are high. The aforementioned Jordan Love will be entering his second full season as the starter in Green Bay, and with that comes an increased level of comfortability in commanding the offense, particularly down near the goal line.

This is going to be incredibly beneficial when the Packers have the opposing defenses with their backs up against the wall.

There are two other factors at play for Green Bay besides the quarterback position. The Packers selected offensive lineman Jordan Morgan in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft and swapped out Aaron Jones for Josh Jacobs in free agency.

Morgan should help solidify the offensive front for Green Bay for years to come, while Jacobs is a younger and more versatile option out of the backfield for the Packers to incorporate into their offense. Integrating these two key players into their offensive plans should make it easier to at least be within range of repeating last season's success in goal-to-go situations, if not improve upon it.

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