The Green Bay Packers suddenly are in a position that few thought they would be a few weeks ago. At 7-8, the Packers need to win out and hope for a Washington Commanders loss in one of their next two games to earn a spot in the NFL Playoffs. (The Packers winning out and the New York Giants losing out would also get Green Bay into the playoffs). The Packers fanbase itself is divided on whether or not the team can win out. Of course, NFL analysts also are divided on the topic, and since Aaron Rodgers is involved, it is discussed to great length. On a recent episode of Get Up, ESPN analyst Tim Hasselbeck says he believes the Packers are 100% making the playoffs.
Tim Hasselbeck Disagrees with Co-Hosts; Says Packers Are “Getting In”
In the above video clip from “Get Up” on ESPN, the hosts debate whether or not the Green Bay Packers can get into the playoffs. One says “it’s too little, too late” for the Packers. Tim Hasselbeck, though, disagreed.
“I think they can win a playoff game if they get in, but I think they’re getting in. When you look at their next two. Look, the Vikings have clinched this playoff spot. The environment after that relaxes people a little bit. I don’t know if that’s a good thing for Minnesota. Then they have Detroit at the end of the year. Aaron is playing well.
“I think the guys around Aaron have stepped up and started playing better. And so, I just think they win their next two. And if they win their next two and you’re talking about one of those other things needing to happen, I’m taking Green Bay in that.”
No One Agreed with Tim Hasselbeck
In response to Hasselbeck’s claim, one host stated:
I’m taking Green Bay, but not all the way as far as you’re taking Green Bay. I think they do win the next two, right?
Hasselbeck interject to clarify, “So you do think the Packers win the next two, but you think the Commanders win their next two?”
The analysts then discussed how Washington has Carson Wentz back under center and will be a much better team with him as their starting quarterback.
The Commanders play the Browns on Sunday and finish their season at home against the Dallas Cowboys. Personally, I don’t see the Commanders beating either of those teams, much less the Cowboys. However, one never knows what will happen on any given Sunday.