3 Easiest Games on the Packers Schedule in 2022
By Larry Rupp
It's hard to find a team that has been more consistent in the NFL than the Green Bay Packers since 2019. Back-to-back NFL MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers has led the team to a 39-10 regular season record over the last three years and will look to take advantage of a relatively easy schedule in 2022.
There's no denying that Green Bay is going to have its hand full in matchups against teams like the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills. However, there are also a few on tap that should be easy wins for Green Bay. Here's a look at the three easiest games on their schedule in 2022.
Green Bay Packers 2022 Schedule
1. vs. New York Jets
The New York Jets have been at the bottom of the AFC East for years now and have won more than five games just once over the last six seasons. It'd be one thing to travel to MetLife Stadium and take on the Jets, but the Packers are set to welcome head coach Robert Saleh to Lambeau Field. Green Bay posted a perfect 8-0 record at home in 2021 and have won each game against the Jets with Rodgers at the helm (3-0). Keep in mind New York averaged 18.2 points per game (No. 28 in NFL) and posted the worst DVOA rating in the entire league last year. This one has blowout written all over it.
2. vs. Detroit Lions
Facing a divisional rival is supposed to mean closely contested games and heated emotions. There just hasn't been much of either of those things in recent matchups between the Packers and Lions. Green Bay has beaten Detroit by an average of 19.5 points in its last two contests at Lambeau Field and there isn't much of a reason to see that changing in 2022. Lions quarterback Jared Goff has failed to show an ability to efficiently push the ball down the field and averaged only 9.8 yards per completion in 2021. That is not going to cut it when he's going toe to toe with a future Hall-of-Famer.
3. @ Chicago Bears
Winning at Soldier Field has become a regularity for the Rodgers and the Packers. Not only is Green Bay 15-2 straight up in its last 17 games against Chicago overall, but it is also 11-1 straight up in its last 12 away games against the Bears. Rodgers has tossed 61 touchdowns compared to only 10 interceptions in his career against new head coach Matt Eberflus' team. The loss of wide receiver Davante Adams is going sting, but the likes of Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb should have no trouble picking apart Chicago's secondary once again. Chicago's lack of depth gives them very little opportunity to pull off an upset win in this one.
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