Even though they lost in the divisional round at home to the Giants, we think that the Packers are the best team in the NFL. On paper.
The problem is that the Packers have had more than their fair share of injuries over the past few weeks, and that’s making us a little nervous about their ability to remain at the top of the heap.
A whopping 17 Packers were scratched for Thursday night’s preseason game against the Browns. Apart from the fact that nearly 20 percent of the roster wasn’t able to dress, the absence of the 17 players requires the remaining players to take extra reps, exposing them to injury.
Still, we think the Packers have a great chance to get back to the Super Bowl, especially if quarterback Aaron Rodgers plays like he did last year. For more, here’s a special edition of PFT (Almost) Live, brought to you by our friends at Ford.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!