Revisiting 10 Bold Predictions for Green Bay Packers 2021 Season

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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – NOVEMBER 28: Rasul Douglas #29 of the Green Bay Packers returns an interception for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field on November 28, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Green Bay Packers Bold Prediction No. 6: Green Bay Packers defense forces 18 interceptions

A: Correct

Turnover stats from year to year can be quite volatile. During the 2020 season, we saw the Green Bay Packers rank 26th in total takeaways, and it always felt like they were underperforming in this turnover category–there’s just too much talent on the defensive side of the ball.

This year, Green Bay would total 26 takeaways, including 18 interceptions, with the help of midseason addition Rasul Douglas, who had five of his own. This was an opportunistic defense that also ranked as one of the better units at generating pressure, which certainly helped cause a few of these turnovers.

Bold Prediction No. 7: This is Aaron Rodgers final season with the Green Bay Packers


We still don’t know what the future holds for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, although recently, Ian Rapoport would report that there is “cautious optimism” within the Lambeau Field that Rodgers will return. If I was making this prediction now, I would change my original response and say that he is back.

Bold Prediction No. 8: Packers defense finishes 10th in points per game allowed

A: Wrong

This was close; the Packers finished the regular season allowing 21.8 points per game, while San Francisco and Indianapolis tied for ninth, allowing 21.5 points per contest.

As I wrote on Tuesday, in many key statistical categories, this Green Bay Packers defense actually finished fairly similar to the 2020 unit. With that said, I do believe this unit improved under Joe Barry.

For the most part, opposing rushing attacks didn’t control games like they did in the past; we saw some dominant play from this defense against some of the game’s best quarterbacks, and they did everything in their power to come away with a playoff win while the offense and special teams units struggled.