Packer coach Mike McCarthy was signed to another five years the other day. Good for him and good for the Packers. Between his coaching and Ted Thompson's personnel picks, the Packers haven't had it so good since the Superbowl days. On top of that, save for one starter and impact player, Corey Williams, the Packers will come back intact as a team. Of course, we don't know about Favre yet but it seems a good bet he'll be back.
Then, look at their schedule:
Home: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts
Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans
I know the Bears will come back intact. Detroit and Minnesota will have some free agent problems. I'm not sure about everyone else. But, we could be looking at another 13 and 3 year.