Wednesday, September 06, 2017

2017 Football Previews


The season is about to begin, and it’s time to share the 2017 predictions of some of the pro football prognosticators, as we always purchase the issues with Packers on the cover for the Packerville, U.S.A. archives. Up first is Athlon Sports:

Green Bay Packers
• NFC North Champions
• No. 1 Playoff Seed
• Divisional Win Over N.Y. Giants
• NFC Conference Title Over Atlanta
• Loss in Super Bowl LII to New England



Lindy’s Sports:

Green Bay Packers
• NFC North Champions
• NFC Conference Loss to Dallas
• Super Bowl LII: New England Over Dallas


Pro Football Weekly:

Green Bay Packers
• NFC North Champions
• NFC Divisional Round Winner
• NFC Conference Loss to Dallas
• Super Bowl LII: New England Over Dallas


Sports Illustrated:

Green Bay Packers
• NFC Wild Card Over N.Y. Giants
• NFC Divisional Win Over Atlanta
• NFC Conference Title Over Minnesota
• Loss in Super Bowl LII to New England


Street & Smith’s:

Green Bay Packers
• NFC North Champions
• NFC Divisional Win Over Seattle
• NFC Conference Title Over Dallas
• Loss in Super Bowl LII to New England

USA Today:

• No predictions, but Packers ranked No. 3 in power rankings.


USA Today — Packers ’17:

Green Bay Packers
• NFC North Champions
• NFC Conference: Two writers say Packers win; two say loss
• Two writers predict loss in Super Bowl LII to New England


And, for those keeping score at home, this was the cover for the game program last Thursday evening — Green Bay Packers vs. Los Angeles Rams.

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