The 13-3 Green Bay Packers had a very successful regular-season and wrapped up the NFC’s number one seed in the NFL Playoffs. However, even as the postseason gets underway, we can take a look at their opponents for next season and some offseason needs.
While Aaron Rodgers is getting older, he’s showing no sign of slowing down his production any time soon. He’s had an MVP caliber season, which is impressive, but even more so considering who he has as pass-catching targets. Green Bay needs another wideout to complement Devante Adams. He’s had a fantastic season, but he has more than double the second-leading receiver’s yards and has 18 receiving touchdowns. That’s absurd, but if the Packers find a similar game-breaking WR, the offense could be unstoppable.
Green Bay should also look to target some interior defensive linemen either in the draft or through free agency. The Packers have had a tough time stopping the run on a consistent basis for a few years now and gave up nearly five yards per carry this season.
The Packers will face their NFC North divisional opponents six times, half at home and half on the road. In addition, they draw matchups against all for teams from the AFC North and NFC West. The NFL is expected to add a 17th game to the regular-season schedule that will feature an inter-conference matchup with a similarly placed team. The Packers would face a division winner from the AFC West.