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Packers: Potent, but Vulnerable

May 24, 2010 by  
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May 25, 2010 ~ By Dan Arkush, Pro Football Weekly

~Are the Green Bay Packers really armed and ready to grab the NFL throne from the New Orleans Saints in 2010?

According to the preseason forecast in the Pro Football Weekly/Yahoo! Sports Preview 2010 magazine (on sale in June) — as well as a growing number of well-respected national pigskin pundits — the answer is a resounding yes. Twenty-one of the team’s preferred 22 starters (everybody but converted LOLB Aaron Kampman, who signed with Jacksonville) are returning from a squad that really got its act together in the second half of the ’09 campaign with seven victories in the last eight regular-season games while averaging a whopping 30.8 points.

The way I see it, if Aaron Rodgers, who appears on the cusp of elite status among NFL quarterbacks, had not overthrown a wide-open Greg Jennings on the first play in overtime of the Packers’ wild-and-crazy wild-card loss to the Cardinals, it’s quite possible Green Bay could have stolen the Saints’ Super Bowl thunder a few months back.

Greg Jennings catches a TD pass against Arizona in the playoff game, with one hand. In overtime, he got deep for a game-winning long touchdown pass, but hesitated a half-step and Rodgers' pass was just over his hands. The season ended two plays later.

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