Green Bay Packers News - 2013 Packers NFL Updates
Can Aaron Rodgers lead the iconic Green Bay Packers back to the promised land of the Super Bowl
? One thing is for certain: If they do make it, they shouldn’t have much difficulty adjusting to conditions in February at the site, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey — the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field tends to be on the chilly side as well. Rodgers’ passing is the heart of the Packer offense; the team was ninth in average passing yards per game last season, but just 20th in rushing yards.
Leading rusher Alex Green will have competition for the featured rusher from second-round draft pick Eddie Lacy from Alabama, and Jonathan Franklin from UCLA, picked up in the fourth round. Receivers Randall Cobb and James Jones will be expected to continue their success, while recent headlines indicate that longtime star (and dancing champ) Donald Driver would come out of retirement if the team asked.
Defensively the Pack will be trying to improve their middle-of-the-league statistics, while negotiating a tough schedule which includes visits to both Super Bowl XLVII competitors (49ers
), as well as a possible matchup with Robert Griffin III (if healthy) and the Washington Redskins
at Lambeau Field
, along with the always important divisional games with the rest of the Black and Blue Division: Chicago Bears
, Detroit Lions
and Minnesota Vikings
. Expect to see lots of fireworks this season at the historic frozen tundra of Lambeau.
In addition to tough road games, NFC North division rivalries, and matchups with today's best NFL stars, the 2013 Packers schedule also features a key NFC game with Atlanta in early December that could have playoff implications. Atlanta Falcons
vs. Green Bay Packers tickets will be red hot. Not only will the Sunday Night game on December 8th feature two of the League's top quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan, but both the Packers and Falcons will have an eye on top NFC seeds in the 2013 NFL Playoffs
. Falcons vs. Packers ticket prices start at $122 in the lower level end zones. It's one of the best Packers deals of any home game during the 2013 season. Seats between the 30 and 50-yard lines range from $221 - $446, with tickets on the Packers sideline costing a little bit more.