The Packers (5-8) have a realistic, simple path to the playoffs. In order for them to get in, they would need to win their remaining 4 games (Rams, at Dolphins, Vikings, Lions). Additionally, they would need the Seahawks to lose 1 out of their last 3 games (at Chiefs, Jets, Rams). Finally, they would need either the Giants or Commanders to lose 3 out of their last 4 games. The two teams play each other tomorrow on Sunday Night Football, so essentially, the loser of that game would need to lose at least 2 out of their final 3 games.

GiantsWeek 15: @ CommandersWeek 16: @ VikingsWeek 17: vs. ColtsWeek 18: @ Eagles
CommandersWeek 15: vs. GiantsWeek 16: @ 49ersWeek 17: vs. BrownsWeek 18: @ Cowboys

The Packers winning outright is probably the biggest hurdle to their playoff chances. It’s hard to believe this team (5-8) is capable of rattling off 5 straight wins (two weeks ago at Chicago) to close the season. Perhaps the teams late season bye will provide them the spark they need and give them extra juice. Yet, with games against the Dolphins (likely playoff team), Vikings (playoff lock) and Lions (potential playoff team), expectations should be tempered.

Quick Hitters

  • Kalyn Kahler from The Athletic wrote a must-read article for Packers fans that talks about Aaron Rodgers and his expectations for rookie wide receivers. There’s a lot of good quotes from current and former Packers.
  • The Packers and Rams Injury Report from Friday can be found here
  • The 2023 Conversation around Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love is heating up

Alex grew up in a family of Chicago Bears fans in the suburbs of Chicago but was always a Packers guy. Alex\'s AIM name when he was in elementary/middle school was PackerAlex. He now lives in Nashville, Tennessee and you can follow him on twitter at @Alex_Mayer93.