Revisiting 10 Bold Predictions for Green Bay Packers 2021 Season

Davante Adams celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Vikings.Nfl Minnesota Vikings At Green Bay Packers
Davante Adams celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Vikings.Nfl Minnesota Vikings At Green Bay Packers /
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Before the Green Bay Packers began their 2021 regular season, I, of course, had to make some bold predictions. In the end, there were 10 of them.

Now with the regular season complete, just as I revisited my 5 Big Questions each week to see what the answers were as well as where I was wrong and where I was right, I thought I would do the same with my pre-season bold predictions.

I pretty much covered all my bases with a few that were correct, some that were close, and several that were way off. Without further ado, let’s take a look at how I fared.

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Jan 19, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) runs the ball ahead of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the second half in the NFC Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports /

Green Bay Packers Bold Prediction No. 1: Davante Adams tops 1,500 receiving yards

A: Correct

After posting 1,374 yards in 2020, with an extra game on the schedule, I went with the prediction that Adams would top 1,500 receiving yards–which he did, and only in 16 games.

Adams finished the season with 123 receptions — a new single-season team record — and 1,553 receiving yards–another new Packers’ record. He would also find the end zone 11 times and averaged 12.6 yards per catch.

Bold Prediction No. 2: The Green Bay Packers offense averages more points per game

A: Wrong

Looking back, perhaps I was a bit too aggressive with this one. The Green Bay Packers did lead the league in scoring a season ago, and some regression was probably the most likely outcome. After averaging 31.5 points per game in 2020, that figure fell by nearly a full touchdown as the Packers averaged only 25.6 points per game this season.

As always, there are many factors that played into this result, but a few worth mentioning include a less explosive run game, constant movement along the offensive line, struggles in the red zone, and overall, Green Bay wasn’t nearly as effective on downfield shot plays.