Starter Pack: Season prediction time

A roundup of what's happening on the Green Bay Packers beat.

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Thirty-two NFL reporters can't be wrong, can they?

If they're not, the Packers will be a playoff team.

In our NFL Nation season predictions, all 32 team reporters picked the Packers to go to the postseason. All but five of them – you can find out who by reading the AFC writers predictions and the NFC writers predictions – picked the Packers to win the NFC North. The other five pegged them for a wild-card berth.

But a Super Bowl champ? Well, not many were ready to go that far.

Here's a breakdown how many of the 32 NFL Nation reporters picked the Packers to:

Win the NFC North: 27

Make the playoffs as a wild-card team: 5

Win the Super Bowl: 2

Lose the Super Bowl: 3

In the individual awards, quarterback Aaron Rodgers received five votes for MVP, while Mike McCarthy got one vote for coach of the year.

You can also see predictions from other ESPN NFL coverage team members and other ESPN personalities.

In case you missed it on ESPN.com:

Best of the rest:

  • At ESPNWisconsin.com, Jason Wilde caught up with injured rookie receiver Jared Abbrederis, who is three weeks removed from surgery to repair his torn ACL.

  • At PackerReport.com, Bill Huber wrote that offensive line coach James Campen believes right tackle Bryan Bulaga is even better than he was before his last two-injured filled seasons.

  • In the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Pete Dougherty's column addressed how the emphasis on certain rules this season might impact the way the Seahawks play defensively.

  • In the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Tom Silverstein wrote that the Packers think they have a core group of players that will lead to a major improvement on special teams.