The Green Bay Packers have only scored 48 points in three games this season.

Not exactly a historic offensive season that the team is having.

But despite the Packers’ slow offensive start, I think this season is the team’s best chance to win a Super Bowl in the last 10 years.

Outside of a lapse against the Minnesota Vikings in week one, this Green Bay defense has been dominant (and that lapse had more to do with the genius of Justin Jefferson than the ineffectiveness of the Packers’ defense).

The Packers currently have the No. 6 scoring defense in the NFL. They’re No. 7 in yards allowed per game.

Green Bay’s latest game was a 14-12 win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, another NFC team with a great defense.

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Sep 25, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The fact the Packers’ defense is playing this well should scare other NFC teams.

Because here’s the thing — Green Bay’s offense is going to get better.

Aaron Rodgers is adjusting to basically a new cast every week thanks to injuries.

It was already going to be an adjustment this year without Davante Adams, but the injuries have added another layer to the Packers’ offensive struggles.

Rodgers, however, is already showing he can adapt. On Sunday, Green Bay was without Sammy Watkins, who was placed on IR before the Bucs game with a hamstring injury (he can return on October 23). Rookie Romeo Doubs stepped up in Watkins’ absence and caught eight passes for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Sure, the Packers only scored 14 points. But those 14 points are the most Tampa Bay has allowed this season.

And more importantly, Green Bay held Brady, possibly the greatest player of all time, to just 12 points.

“In the past, we never really won games like this,” said Packers defensive lineman Kenny Clark after the win. “It’s just good to see us making that turnaround and able to win games like this. That’s going to be a key as the season goes forward.”

The offense will be fine. Rodgers will figure it out as the season goes along and by the end of the year it will run like a well-oiled machine.

It’s the defense, though, that’s going to be the difference for this Green Bay team. And it’s why I think the Packers are primed for a return to the Super Bowl this season.

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