The Packers’ playoff hopes might have died in Philly
The Green Bay Packers were predicted to be a shoo-in for the playoffs this season. Many analysts had them pegged to go to the Super Bowl. The Packers boasted a back-to-back NFL MVP, an elite running back duo, and a solid defensive roster. But heading into Week 13, the Packers are 4-8. The Packers’ playoff odds plummeted with the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night.
There are a few reasons why. Injuries, especially early in the season, hurt the offense with the offensive line and wide receiver positions. With Rodgers suffering a rib injury against the Eagles to pair with his already broken thumb, Jordan Love might be chosen as the guy that has to lead this often out-of-sync offense down the field. On defense, their overall performance this season will probably wind up getting Joe Barry axed in January when the season likely ends in Week 17.
According to Rob Demovsky with ESPN, the Packers have a two percent chance to make the playoffs.
From @ESPNStatsInfo: ESPN Analytics gives the Packers a 2% chance to make the playoff.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) November 28, 2022
It’s better than a one percent chance…
The Packers are pretty far out of the standings
The Packers are five games back from the Minnesota Vikings heading into Week 13. They’re three games out of a wild card spot with only five games left in their season. The New York Giants hold the sixth playoff spot with a 7-4 record. The Washington Commanders are the seventh team with a 7-5. What do they both have in common? They beat the Packers earlier this season and hold a tie-breaker over Green Bay.
It’s looking like the Packers will be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs soon. We’ll see if the Packers shut down a beaten Rodgers when that officially happens.