Predicting the Packers next five games after 1-1 start

Green Bay has a stretch of winnable games over the next several weeks.

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Predicting Packers at Broncos (Week 7)

This feels like a trap game for the Green Bay Packers. Having boat raced the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 5 and coming off a bye, the Packers travel to the Mile High City to face Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos.

I don't like this game. If these predictions come to fruition, the Packers will be sitting at 4-1 and will have their eyes set on a Week 8 matchup back home against division-rival Minnesota.

Denver has not looked good through the first two weeks of the season, but with Wilson still learning Sean Payton's system, you have to assume that the Broncos will look better by the midway point in the season. Sorry, Packers fans, I think the Broncos sneak up and beat Green Bay in this one.

Prediction: Packers 20, Broncos 27 (4-2)

Predicting Packers vs. Vikings (Week 8)

After getting a wake-up call courtesy of the Denver Broncos, the Green Bay Packers will be refocused before taking the field in Week 8 against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are 0-2 to start the season, and based on their upcoming schedule, Minnesota could be 2-5 by the time they make the visit to Lambeau Field. This could be a must-win game for the Vikings.

Minnesota and Green Bay have been involved in some donnybrooks over the years, and this has a chance to be no exception. With no clear-cut favorite in the NFC North, this game represents an opportunity for the Packers to create some separation, or for the Vikings to close the gap.

The Vikings passing attack can stretch the field, and after watching Joe Barry's defense last week against Atlanta, I can't bring myself to pick the Packers in this game. Look for a shootout to go Minnesota's way. That would leave the Packers at 4-3 after Week 8.

Prediction: Packers 38, Vikings 42 (4-3)

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