How will the Green Bay Packers win games in 2022?


Throughout head coach Matt LaFleur’s first three seasons, the Green Bay Packers found it unique to win ball games — 41 to be exact.

In 2019, the Packers finished 18th in total offense and total defense. However, they were effective on offense (second in gifts with 13) and opportunistic on defense (tied for seventh in takeaways with 25).

In 2020, they were the No. 1 offense in the NFL (31.8 PPG) and No. 9 in total defense (5,344 yards allowed).

In 2021, they just received help from unlikely heroes.

Along the offensive line, the Packers have had nearly 10 different starters at different points in the season, including tackle Yosh Nijman, who performed admirably in place of David Bakhtiari.

Cornerback Rasul Douglas didn’t come to Green Bay until October, but he still led the team with five interceptions.

So how will the 2022 Green Bay Packers win their share of games?

How will the Packers win games in 2022?

Well, having Aaron Rodgers certainly helps, as it has for about 17 years.

However, the No. 12 will have to be great without his All-Pro receiver and great friend Davante Adams. Additionally, speedster Marquez Valdes-Scantling left in free agency.

General manager Brian Gutekunst addressed the receivers room as he drafted three rookies in North Dakota State’s Christian Watson, Nevada’s Romeo Doubs and Nebraska’s Samori Toure. Also, don’t forget the addition of veteran Sammy Watkins.

Those four receivers will help Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb take on Rodgers’ target load. Plus, second-year wide receiver Amari Rodgers is hungry for a bouncing season.

The Packers will beat the teams collectively by passing the ball. If there won’t be a 1,000 yard receiver, there will be three different receivers with 700 to 900 yards. This is called balance.

Throw 600 yards from starting tight end Robert Tonyan, who is should be ready for week 1.

Each of the receivers and tight ends will have their own individual tasks to perform.

For example, Randall Cobb, who knows Aaron Rodgers better than anyone, will be his key option. It always has been.

Rookie Christian Watson, who is 6-4 and 4.3, will be the gimmick on offense. Marcedes Lewis, 17, will be the key tight end to block the run. He was one of the best in the league in that regard.

The offensive line is extremely versatile and deep. Gutekunst also drafted three rookies in Sean Rhyan, Zach Tom and Rasheed Walker. All can play in several positions.

Once David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins are fully healthy, this has a chance to be one of the deepest lines in the entire league.

When you have a ground attack like the Packers do, there won’t be a lot of problems offensively.

Running backs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon formed a two-headed monster in the backfield last season. They both recorded over 1,000 scrimmage yards and combined for 17 total touchdowns.

With Green Bay’s deep offensive line and talented running backs, the running offense should be the best in the game. But then again, if all else fails, they have arguably the greatest quarterback ever to pitch football.

Defensively, it’s much less complex.

Defensive coordinator Joe Barry is entering his second season in Green Bay. Remember, he had the Packers defense in the top 10 last year without Jaire Alexander and Za’Darius Smith.

Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kenny Clark is the anchor. He’s joined by rusher Rashan Gary and first-team All-Pro linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, who is the quiet leader of this defense.

The Packers cornerback room might be the best in the league.

Alexander is back in good health, along with the remarkable Rasul Douglas and the impressive sophomore Eric Stokes.

Safeties Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage form a thunderous ball-peddling duo on the backcourt.

The Packers look like an elite top-five defense. They also added two fierce Georgia defenders in ILB Quay Walker and DT Devonte Wyatt. Things are about to get spooky in Green Bay.

After signing Rich Bisaccia, the special teams woes seem to be receding. The man has nearly 40 years of coaching experience.

The team drafted several possible special teams returns like receivers Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. Fifteen-year-old kicker Mason Crosby is back throwing rockets from his magic right foot.

The addition of a cold weather punter and starter in Pat O’Donnell will do wonders for placement and field position games. If the Packers can just become a midfield unit on special teams, they’ll be in great shape come January.

Matt LaFleur will once again have this team ready to go. They should win their division fairly easily.

With their unique offense, led by their global QB, their elite defense, led by a host of playmakers, and with their enhanced special teams, this team will be better in the long run.

Even with the losses of Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Za’Darius Smith and Billy Turner, they will once again be in prime position for a Super Bowl run.

This time they will be different. Nobody knows where the ball goes in attack. The defense is absolutely stacked. Special teams will be much better. Matt LaFleur will have this team ready. Trust him.


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