Green Bay Packers: 5 reasons why they are Super Bowl contenders

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5. Coaching

Say what you want about Mike McCarthy, but his .633 winning percentage speaks for itself. His 121-70-1 record puts him within the top 20 all time in coaching win percentage.

His ability to call an offense, and his connection to Rodgers, have shown to work wonders for the Packers offense over the years. If that’s not enough to make you think McCarthy should stay in Green Bay, consider the Packers run of eight straight playoff appearances that were all led by McCarthy. Sure, another Super Bowl or two would be nice. However, that’s quite an accomplishment when considering the consistency his teams bring.

Along with him comes a familiar face in Joe Philbin, who served as the Packers offensive coordinator from 2007-2011. He was along for the Super Bowl XLV ride with the Packers as well as serving as the Miami Dolphins head coach for a few seasons.

On the defensive side of things, Mike Pettine is looking to make the Packers defense more flexible in terms of scheming. He, such as Philbin, also once served as a head coach. Pettine was the lead dog in Cleveland from 2014-2015.

Between McCarthy’s 13 years as the Packers head coach and Philibin’s and Pettine’s experience as head coaches, the Packers are loaded with experience on the sideline.