The workforce I picked to get to the Tremendous Bowl from the NFC is completed. I do know, I do know. They’ll rally and sneak into the playoffs. However ask this query: What’s there about this workforce that provides you the concept that’s even doable?
The Packers are a large number.
They misplaced to the Detroit Lions on the street Sunday, to a workforce with a protection that got here in traditionally unhealthy, and in doing so seemed horrible on offense. Aaron Rodgers threw three picks, two contained in the 5-yard line, and the complete offense seemed disjointed.
If the Lions protection cannot remedy your offense, nothing can.
Inexperienced Bay is misplaced.
Some blame the receivers. Others will blame the accidents. Even others will blame Rodgers. All of it matches.
However the actuality is that this workforce is not the identical Packers we have come to anticipate within the Rodgers years. They do not scare anyone on offense, which is a harsh sentence to put in writing contemplating how nice Rodgers has been in his profession.
At 3-6, with 5 straight losses, the Packers do not look to have any probability to show it round. That is why they’re executed. Within the NFC, the place a 9-8 file would possibly get you into the playoffs, that might imply the Packers would wish to go 6-2 of their last eight video games.
Anyone see that taking place? Did not suppose so.
Additionally they misplaced their finest cross rusher in Rashan Gary for the season with a torn ACL on Sunday. As well as, rookie receiver Romeo Doubs left Sunday’s sport in a strolling boot, as did beginning nook Eric Stokes and operating again Aaron Jones.
That is manner an excessive amount of to beat for a workforce that’s too restricted anyway.
The Packers opened the season second in my Energy Rankings. They’re now all the way down to twenty eighth. Take into consideration that for a second. The Packers are twenty eighth. That is absurd.
The Minnesota Vikings, who’re 7-1, have locked up the NFC North, which suggests the Packers’ solely probability to make the postseason could be as a wild-card workforce. Usually, I’d say it is doable. However take a look at the schedule. The following three video games are residence in opposition to the Cowboys and Titans after which on the street to play the undefeated Eagles. Additionally they have video games left with the Vikings and the 6-3 Dolphins.
Like I stated, they’re executed.
Aaron Rodgers watching the playoffs does not appear proper. However it’s occurring. It is over.
They’re clearly one of the best workforce within the NFL. It is time they get their due for it as a substitute of discovering methods to select them aside.
They did not look nice in beating the Titans, who had been taking part in with out Ryan Tannehill. However they discovered a manner, which is an indication of workforce.
All they do is hold profitable video games. It is six straight now. They face an enormous sport this week on the street at Buffalo.
They should get again to taking part in up-tempo offense once more, though Josh Allen’s elbow harm bears watching. They face a tricky problem in opposition to the Vikings this week.
They arrive off the bye with a street sport in opposition to the Packers, which is not as daunting because it sounds. It is a Mike McCarthy revenge sport.
The offense has been a heck of a narrative, but when the protection does not enhance it may not matter. They should be higher on that facet of the ball.
The way in which they dominated the Saints on the street Monday night time serves as discover to the remainder of the league. The protection is again in an enormous manner.
They confirmed the kind of workforce they’re by taking the Chiefs to additional time with out their beginning quarterback. They’re powerful and bodily.
It is time to give Pete Carroll credit score for what he is doing this season. At 6-3, they lead the division as they head to Germany to play the Bucs.
They arrive off their bye with a tricky sport with the Chargers on Sunday night time. They give the impression of being to hold over their momentum from the week earlier than the bye after they blew out the Rams.
They obtained Joe Mixon going in opposition to the Panthers, which is large for the second half. They head into the bye feeling good about themselves now.
They arrive off their bye with a winnable residence sport in opposition to the Texans. That is the kind of sport they cannot afford to lose.
They’re 5-4 and have not actually performed that nicely this season. The protection got here up large in opposition to the Colts.
That was an enormous win in opposition to the Payments. It is time to take discover of that protection. It’s high 10 and taking part in nice soccer because the offense comes alongside.
They gained their fourth shut sport of the season in opposition to Atlanta, which was a must-win sport. The offense confirmed some life within the passing sport, which it needed to do.
They misplaced one other shut sport Sunday in dropping to the Chargers. They’ve competed all yr lengthy, which is a tribute to educate Arthur Smith.
They may have saved their season with the late-game drive to beat the Rams. That is how we anticipated this offense to look.
Their three-game profitable streak was snapped by blowing a late lead in opposition to the Vikings. They can not afford that of their division.
They arrive off the bye with a tricky street sport at Miami to face the Dolphins. The protection shall be examined in that one.
A lot for the concept that the protection might carry this workforce for a bit. They had been pushed round by the Ravens.
They blew the lead late in opposition to Tampa Bay, which suggests they’re in large bother. The offense is non-existent proper now.
They arrive off the bye with a brutal street journey at Tennessee. The excellent news is that they discovered some offense in beating the Jaguars earlier than the bye.
After dropping at residence to the Seahawks, they’re in large bother within the division race. They only cannot get something going this season.
Possibly it wasn’t Matt Ryan in any case. Sam Ehlinger was terrible in opposition to the Patriots, which led to the firing of coach Frank Reich. This workforce is a large number.
This workforce is probably going taking part in for subsequent season, which suggests it is about Kenny Pickett enhancing going ahead. That begins this week in opposition to the Saints.
Rallying from 17 all the way down to beat the Raiders may very well be what will get this younger workforce going. The unhealthy information is it performs at Kansas Metropolis this week to try to do it.
They confirmed some actual enchancment on protection, which obtained them a victory over Aaron Rodgers. That is progress and signal for this workforce.
It is a unhealthy soccer workforce. They give the impression of being lifeless on offense. Aaron Rodgers is struggling in an enormous manner.
Is the warmth on Josh McDaniels? In all probability not, however this workforce is a serious disappointment to this point.
Justin Fields has actually come on in current weeks. He can actually run it, however he is throwing it higher as nicely.
A lot for the concept that P.J. Walker would rescue this workforce. They want a quarterback. Interval.
They only do not have the gamers to win video games week in and week out. Did we anticipate it any completely different?