Super Bowl Predictions 2013: Why Fans Must Root for Packers-Patriots Clash

Evan Javel@@EvantimeContributor IIJanuary 12, 2013

An Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady Super Bowl would be the most entertaining game of all time.
An Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady Super Bowl would be the most entertaining game of all time.Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Do you like scoring?

Do you like Touchdowns? Do you like spectacular plays? Do you like battles of MVP quarterbacks?

Then, boy, do I have a game for you.

Not only is a New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packer Super Bowl matchup one that I think will happen, it is one that everyone should hope happens.

The Patriots are the highest scoring team in the NFL, the Packers are the fifth-highest scoring team in the NFL but the Packers ranking is not indicative of how its offense is currently playing.

The Packers are right now the second-best offense in the league behind the Pats. This year they managed to survive the regular season without their two best wide receivers playing 100 percent healthy. Now that Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings are back, Green Bay's offense will go from very good to out of this world, and the Super Bowl will display the best and second-best offenses in the league.

The offenses won’t be the only ones having all the fun in this potential matchup. Both teams have defenses that—although not shut-down units—can still create big plays. The Patriots defense is always overlooked because of how good their offense is. However, this year the Patriots averaged 2.6 takeaways per game, second in the league. The Patriots defense might not be the best, but they are capable of making exciting, game-changing plays that fans hoping for an exciting Super Bowl will appreciate.

The Packers finished only 16th in the league in forcing turnovers (1.5 per game). But, as with the offense, the Green Bay defense has not played its best football yet due to injuries.

Charles Woodson is an integral part of the Packers defense. With him in the lineup this season, the Packers gave up fewer yards per play and fewer rushing yards per play, and they sacked the quarterback more often. In Green Bay's wild-card playoff win over the Minnesota Vikings, Woodson and Clay Matthews finally looked healthy as they helped hold Adrian Peterson to under 100 yards rushing.

A now-healthy Packers defense is one of the most entertaining in the league.

Both teams have offenses and defenses capable of making big plays. When they meet in the Super Bowl it will be the most entertaining matchup in history. If that isn’t exciting enough for you, then you are probably the type of person that watches the Super Bowl for the commercials. 

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