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Fans weigh in on Packers season


The NFL season is still young, but as the Packers battled the defending Superbowl champions on the field, fans here in central Wisconsin were weighing in on the team.

"The defense is much stronger, more intense and more cohesive," said Alex Sommers of Marathon.

About 100 fans came to St. Mary's Parish of Marathon for a tailgate party to watch the team on the big screen. Fans say they hope the Packers will continue to play strong and make it to the playoffs.

"If they can make it through this schedule and the first five six weeks with a winning record I think the division is still wide open and that playoff spot is going to be theirs," said Sommers.

"Defensively they're a lot lot lot better than our teams were,” said Lynn Dickey, former Packers quarterback.

Dickey even got in on the game day fun. He says he thinks the team also has a good shot at making it into the playoffs.

"I think if they can just get in the playoffs kind of like two three years ago when they won the Superbowl but get in the playoffs I think they can do very well," said Dickey. "If they can just get in the playoffs, they have a chance to win the whole thing."

Fans say they think so too.

"I think they have a strong shot at making a run for another Lombardi trophy," said Sommers.

There are a lot of games left to play, but fans say they want the Lombardi trophy back in its rightful place, in Titletown.

The Packers are now 3-2 after the win. The team faces off against the Browns next week back at Lambeau Field.

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