It’s game week! We finally made it, friends. This coming Sunday, the Green Bay Packers will take on the New Orleans Saints in their Week 1 matchup.
But before we look ahead to the season opener, I wanted to take one more 30,000-foot view at the 2021 season. On Sunday, I published my one and only record prediction for the Green Bay Packers, while today, I have my 10 bold predictions.
Now, it goes without saying that not all of these will come true, and some are more bold than others, but at the end of the season, it is always fun to look back and see which predictions came to fruition.
Which predictions do you think will come true and which ones do you think are way off?
Davante Adams tops 1,500 receiving yards
Even as I typed out that headline, I thought to myself, “is this a little too bold?” But if we look back at Davante Adams’ impressive 2020 season, he finished the year with 1,374 receiving yards and did that in only 14 games. In 2018, Adams totaled 1,386 receiving yards over 15 games. Assuming that he stays healthy, Adams will have 17 games this season to try to top that mark.
It won’t come easy, but Adams has shown that he’s the top receiver in the game right now, and Aaron Rodgers is going to look his way often. It also doesn’t hurt having an extra game either.
The Green Bay Packers offense averages more points per game
Last season, the Green Bay Packers’ offense led the NFL in points per game scored with 31.5. My prediction for the 2021 season is that they do it again and also average more points than what they did a year ago.
It’s fair to wonder how the offensive line will perform early on this season — I’ll get to that shortly — but overall, this is still a very good unit, especially once David Bakhtiari returns. On top of that, the Packers are incredibly deep at receiver, tight end, and running back, they of course have the reigning MVP under center, and Matt LaFleur is one of the better play-callers in the game. If the offensive line can consistently play at a high level — which I think they can — I’m not sure who is stopping this offense.