3 Stats That Prove the Packers Are Legitimate Super Bowl Contenders

Devon Platana
Three stats that prove the Green Bay Packers are legitimate Super Bowl contenders.
Three stats that prove the Green Bay Packers are legitimate Super Bowl contenders. / AP Photo/Mark Tenally

With another NFL season on the horizon, the Green Bay Packers are, once again, expected to be Super Bowl contenders. While the team's offense might look a bit different without Davante Adams, you can never count Aaron Rodgers and the Packers until they're completely out of it.

With a few weeks to go until the regular season, the Packers own the fifth-best Super Bowl LVII odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Green Bay surely has some doubters that need convincing, so here are three stats that prove that the Packers are legitimate Super Bowl contenders in 2022.

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1. Aaron Rodgers' Four MVP Trophies

In case you missed it, Rodgers capped off his 2021 campaign with his fourth NFL MVP trophy. For reference, only Peyton Manning (5) has more. Although Adams' departure hurts, Rodgers is one of the all-time greats for a reason and has more than enough talent to get the most out of his receivers. If rookie Christian Watson is as good as advertised and Allen Lazard can take over as the No. 1 WR, the duo should be able to make up for a good chunk of Adams' production. Furthermore, Rodgers has a strong backfield duo — A.J. Dillon and Aaron Jones — to offer even more support. In other words, any team with a multi-time MVP, especially one with four, should be more than all right.

2. 25-5 Record in Last 30 Home Games

Not only is Lambeau Field one of the most iconic NFL stadiums of all time, but it's one of the toughest to play in. The Packers have won 25 of their last 30 home games and were a perfect 8-0 on their own turf last season. If that wasn't impressive enough, Green Bay only averaged 16.3 points against Lambeau last year — the best mark in the NFL. Whether it's the frigid temperatures or the raucous crowd, life is usually hell for the opposition when they head to Green Bay. Chances are that's a trend that will continue in 2022, giving the Packers an edge in their Super Bowl pursuit.

3. 4.1 Penalties Per Game (No. 1)

Winning championships is hard when a team must constantly move back due to penalties. The good news is that isn't an issue as far as Green Bay is concerned. The Packers are a well-oiled, disciplined team that averaged the fewest penalties taken last year. On top of that, only the Los Angeles Rams (35.7) and Cincinnati Bengals (37.3) averaged fewer penalty yards than the Packers (39.1) in 2021. Considering that both of those teams wound up meeting at Super Bowl LVI, it isn't hard to see how good discipline begets championship success. If head coach Matt LaFleur continues to keep his players in check, winning a title becomes more probable.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.