Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Green Bay Packers Week 1 Preview

Below is a sponsored post about the questionable decision to rely on QB Jay Cutler as your fantasy quarterback in 2015 and how every Packer receiver and back is a great fantasy option. Should Lacy be every draft's top overall pick? I'm also all-in on WR Davante Adams as a solid fantasy option this season. The Packers's defense might be pretty good if one of their rookie cornerbacks can quickly become an interception machine.

Football season is officially upon us, as teams have reported to training camp in preparation for the 2015 schedule. This is a time for optimism, as just about every team in the NFL feels like they have a chance to make the playoffs. However, one team feeling especially confident is the Green Bay Packers. It all starts with a week one match up against the Chicago Bears. On paper, this should be a victory for Green Bay even on the road. Will they be able to get off to a hot start before the big week 2 matchup at home against Seattle?

The Chicago Bears had obvious struggles last year all season long. After deciding to bring back Jay Cutler, he did not really live up to expectations. Some people have him as one of their fantasy football sleeper picks 2015, but it just seems a bit too risky to rely on him in the passing game. Chicago did give him a new weapon in Kevin White, but he is already going through some injury issues in training camp. As of right now, no one even knows when he will be able to contribute in what would be his first NFL game.

On defense, Chicago seems pretty lost as well. They should be somewhat improved from last year, but that isn’t saying much. They were one of the worst teams in the NFL on that side of the ball, and Green Bay made them pay in the two matchups last year. Scoring a combined 93 points, the Packers were simply unstoppable. Most of key players on offense return for Green Bay in 2015, but they need to remember that this is a new year. Everyone is well aware of what Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and the rest of the offense can do, so Chicago will have some sort of plan to limit them. They will also be a bit motivated since this is the first week of the season and they were embarrassed twice by the Packers in 2014.

Losing by a combined 62 points can definitely motivate a team to try to lay it all on the line to make a statement win in week one. As much as Chicago will be trying, it just doesn’t appear as though they have the talent to beat Green Bay right now. They did make some moves that should improve this team in 2015, but they aren’t a legitimate Super Bowl contender in 2015 like the Packers. Green Bay could be looking ahead slightly to Seattle, but that will only keep the game close. The Packers win, but it isn’t nearly as easy as last year. Look for a win by one, maybe two touchdowns to kick off the year.

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