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The Green Bay Packers are an excellent football team, but they desperately need to fix their one fatal flaw before the NFC Playoffs arrive.
Even at 10-3 on the season, the Green Bay Packers have one glaring weakness heading into the NFC playoffs.
For the second year in a row, it looks as though the NFC will run through Green Bay. Even though they have to play the Baltimore Ravens on the road, Lamar Jackson is dealing with a leg injury that knocked him out of Week 14’s loss to the division rival Cleveland Browns. Baltimore is a desperate team, but the Ravens are the best team Green Bay will face heading into January.
Regardless of if Green Bay gets to 14-3 and earns the top seed in the NFC, the Packers must fix this one part of their team if they want to get back to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2010.
Green Bay Packers cannot be a tire fire on special teams if they want to win big
It may be the most overlooked part of the game, but it is a critical one. The Packers have struggled on special teams throughout much of the season. They have had to deal with an aging Mason Crosby missing one field goal after another. After seeing the Chicago Bears return the first punt of the season for a touchdown, this is the area Green Bay must focus all its intention on to get better.
This will go a long way towards the Packers playing complementary football when it matters most. They have a balanced offense and a quarterback playing at an MVP level again. The defense is improving under new coordinator Joe Barry. The only thing that will slow the Packers down in January besides Tom Brady are mental errors committed on special teams. This cannot continue.
Getting the ship righted on special teams will go a long way towards the Packers winning the NFC.