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Aaron Rodgers is back and NFC North teams should take heed. 


Due to Rodgers broken collarbone last season, the two-time NFL MVP was held to just seven games and the Packers missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Now he's fully healthy and Packers fans can forget about Brett Hundley.


We already know the Packers will be good again this year because it's hard to have one of the best quarterbacks to play the game and not be competitive, but how good can they be? Is it possible that they'll go 6-0 in the division? Here are the odds. 

This is not the worst bet to take a flyer on, but it's also not a sure thing. The Packers should win both games against the Lions, that's simple. The Bears should be an improved team this season and Rodgers now has to worry about Khalil Mack coming for his head, but the Packers are also 14-3 against the Bears since 2010. So, while rivalry games are always unpredictable, this one has not been lately. 


Of course, the hardest two games will likely come against the Minnesota Vikings, which at this point are close to toss-ups. 5-1 against the division seems doable for the Packers, but winning that game in Minnesota is going to be a challenge. At 17/1, it's worth taking a look at, and betting on Aaron Rodgers going ballistic against the team that broke his collarbone last season isn't ridiculous. 


There are certainly worse bets you could make in 2018 than siding with Aaron Rodgers and his Packers.


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