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Packers Now Squarely in Thick of Playoff Hunt

It’s a good thing the Green Bay Packers got their losing out of the way earlier in the season.

Every other team trying to get into the playoffs appears to be doing their losing now. That has worked out very well for the Packers.

They’ve gone from sitting on the outside looking in to being squarely in the thick of the playoff hunt. At 8-6, the Packers currently sit as the sixth seed in the NFC.

They can thank Washington — a team that dominated them not that long ago — for that distinction. The Redskins got rolled by the Carolina Panthers on Monday, dropping them to 7-6-1.

Throw in losses by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions and things are looking pretty nice for the Packers.

Of those teams, only the Lions have position over the Packers by way of their 9-5 record. However, the Packers will face the Lions in week 17. The Lions’ loss to the New York Giants on Sunday sets that game up as a winner-takes-the-division contest.

That is, providing the Packers beat the Vikings this week.

It’s all right there in front of you now, boys.

Win the last two, win the division and you’re in.

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Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.

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14 Comments

  1. PF4L December 20, 2016

    Speaking of the vikings. Some lady is peculiarly quiet these days.

    1. Dennis December 20, 2016

      I was thinking the same. Maybe after Saturdays game she will never show again.

      1. PF4L December 20, 2016

        The little bitch is probably gone 4 good.

        Good riddance

    2. Kato December 20, 2016

      Good. Let’s keep it that way.

    3. icebowl December 20, 2016

      I hope she didn’t get Killed….

    4. icebowl December 20, 2016

      In order for this to happen, D (primarily secondary) needs to play 60 minutes…

      “We’ve got to find a way not to relax, not to take our foot off the gas,” – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (two of the three picks off Barkley)

      Friggin HaHa’s got it figured out…

      “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.” – Joe Theismann

      1. MMTTDCSUCK December 20, 2016

        Yep! The “D” needs to start hammering their message home instead of talking about it. The D line needs to start pushing harder. Matthews needs to change his attack or something, he has been a no-show for quite some time now. Time to crank up the pressure!

  2. Shawn December 20, 2016

    Packers actually wrap up a playoff spot this week already with a win and losses by Tampa and Washington. That isn’t a long shot since both those teams are on the road this week.

    1. icebowl December 20, 2016

      Good point, but as we GB4Life fans know, shit happens – thinking playoff exit in 2011 (15-1) season…..

      1. PF4L December 20, 2016

        If this team is going to insist on making the playoffs, keeping MM,TT,MM around. At least, win the Division and get a home game and a better shot at getting a 2nd game.

  3. gort December 20, 2016

    Thanks Ice – forgot the Norman Theinstein quote.

    Whole team needs to show up. Running game needs to continue, receivers need to forget about the dropsies, D front 7 need some real pass rush, the whole secondary needs to play more like “21” & “33”, and special teams needs to be not stupid.

    Really want to give a lump of coal as a Christmas present to the queenies.

  4. Squeezy December 21, 2016

    God I want to vomit knowing we actually lost to IND and WAS. Got to make things hard….And why is this team a goddamn poor man’s Patriots? Never bother showing up ever in October, and then poof….Win out in December.

  5. Squeezy December 21, 2016

    The Packers are the equivalent of the 2005 Bucks….Let’s do just enough to get in, stroke the fans wallets and rake it in again next year. Playoffs or bust, that’s the thinking you get when Jerry Sandusky’s cameraman is your prez.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK December 21, 2016

      Yep . . .