Going off last season’s results, the Green Bay Packers face the toughest schedule in 2018 and a few key players on opposing teams won’t make it any easier.
The Green Bay Packers will be looking to get off to a hot start next season because following their bye in Week 7 they will have one of the most difficult stretches of games in the NFL. It’s conceivable, and maybe even probable, that Green Bay will drop three or four games Week 8 to Week 12. They will face the Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings before making a playoff push in the final five weeks.
Yes, the 2018 season is shaping out to be quite the roller coaster. The Packers may start off 6-0 before a killer midseason gauntlet. In any game Aaron Rodgers is healthy they will compete, but one man with a magic arm can only do so much.
A young defense will be building from the ground up relying on untapped potential to produce fast results. The offense will have a different look with a campaign of running backs and a wide receiver corps that doesn’t feature Jordy Nelson. However, despite losing their top receiver, Green Bay is expecting to contend for the Super Bowl next season.
10-6 will likely get them into the playoffs and from there, anything can happen. I actually believe their record will be better than this but 10 wins is a well-received win total for reaching the postseason.
For the ensuing list, I won’t focus on the games themselves but individual players that could potentially be a nightmare for the Packers. They have been known for allowing one player to go off in the box score keeping games closer than they should be or blowing them wide open.
Here are 10 guys Green Bay will see in 2018 that could pose the biggest match-up problems.