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Thursday Cheese Curds: James Jones thinks the 2018 Packers will run the table

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16-0? Who wouldn’t be down for that?

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Fan optimism is usually at its peak in July, but former Green Bay Packer and current NFL analyst James Jones has taken that optimism to a while new level.

During a segment on NFL Network, Jones broke down the 2018 Packers schedule and predicted the team would finish the regular season 16-0.

While fans would love to see that kind of result, most realize it’s pipe dream that has little to no chance of happening.

Jones, however, really thinks it could happen.

His reasoning includes the return of a healthy Aaron Rodgers, but it also goes beyond pure bias. Jones likes the pieces the Packers put around the quarterback as well.

Read more on Jones’ possibly insane prediction and another analyst who is buying the hype around the Packers in today’s cheese curds.

James Jones has a bold prediction for the 2018 Packers—Packers Wire

If by some wild chance the Packers do go 16-0, let’s hope they finish better than the 2007 Patriots.

Tony Romo predicts Packers-Jaguars matchup in Super Bowl LIII—NFL.com

Romo is also a Wisconsin boy so there might be bias here, but given how apt he was at predicting plays a year ago this might be a good thing.

Cardinals’ ageless Larry Fitzgerald gets one more chance to torment Packers—PackersNews.com

Everyone remembers how Larry Fitzgerald literally killed the 2015 season. He gets the chance to break more hearts during the regular season this year.

Chris Odom settling in after rookie crash course—Packers.com

Odom is low man on the totem pole on a deep defensive line, but he will be looking to contribute in the preseason and make the 53-man roster.

Better late than never, Joey Mbu finds his way to the Packers—Wisconsin State Journal

The Packers looked at and even tried to get Mbu multiple times. They finally got him during the off-season, but will he make the team with as much depth as the Packers have on the line?