1. An offense that gets enough points to get a lead. Fast starts, jumping on teams early.
2. A defense that can play 60 minutes - not play lights out for a half, then give up crap-loads of points in second halves of games. Got really old last year seeing halftime leads of multiple touchdowns evaporate and require last-second heroics by Rodgers/Crosby. Games that should have been over, were never over with this defense. That needs to change.
3. An offense that, when it gets the ball with less than four minutes and a lead of any size, doesn't give the ball back to the other team (play calling geared less toward JUST burning clock, and somewhat more toward making those last couple of first downs, might help with this IMO - it's not just the players). If you have a lead and the ball, with less than 4 minutes, it should be game over most of the time. Recall the 2010 game vs. Lions - the only non-injured RB on the team was Kuhn. And he ran the ball down their throats and killed the last SIX minutes - DET never got the ball back. I don't think a solid four-minute offense should be too much to ask from a top-five overall offense in football...
Improve on those three things (well, the last two, anyway - they could just maintain status quo and have the first locked up), and you're looking at a likely first round bye, very possibly a #1 seed, and likely an NFCCG at Lambeau...
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