2017 NFL season preview: Packers still class of NFC North

The Packers got within one game of the Super Bowl last season and should again be a championship contender.

The signing of free agents Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks gives Green Bay a dangerous tight ends group to go with Richard Rodgers. The Packers also used their first four draft picks on defensive players and selected three running backs late to add depth behind converted receiver Ty Montgomery.

What places the Packers head and shoulders above everyone else in the division is that they have the best quarterback in Aaron Rodgers, who led the NFL last season with 40 touchdown passes.

Brady said the Patriots need to change their attitude and create a better sense of urgency.

“We’ve got to dig a lot deeper than we did tonight,” Brady said following Thursday’s game.

The Patriots are not out of the Super Bowl talk, but mounting injuries will be tough to overcome. Brady was not sharp Thursday, but is just a season removed from a Super Bowl MVP performance and the Patriots still have Bill Belichick running at the helm.

“We didn’t do much to deserve to win,” Belichick said following the loss. “We’ve got a lot of work to do. That’s pretty obvious. We have to improve just about Cheap Custom Hockey Jerseys everything. We just weren’t competitive enough.”

The Patriots have been here before and bounced back to win Cheap Cycling Jerseys a Super Bowl. If they do get there, they just might have to go through the Chiefs.