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07:21 AM ET 11.29 | Coming off an embarrassing loss on Thanksgiving, can Green Bay still make the playoffs? At 5-6-1, the Packers will probably need to win out and get some help. Considering the erratic nature of the Lions, and the Chicago Bears' crumbling defense, it would not be surprising to see 9-6-1 win the NFC North. Detroit could easily stumble down the stretch, but the Packers have serious issues they need to address. The schedule is mostly favorable. The Packers host the Atlanta Falcons, visit the Dallas Cowboys, host the Pittsburgh Steelers and head to Chicago for the season finale. The Falcons game should help the team get back on the winning track. The next three games aren't easy, but they aren't against Super Bowl contenders either. I'm not ready to stick a fork in the Packers yet.

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November 29, 2013  07:31 AM ET

The schedule is indeed favorable. Sadly, their defense is horrible and their AR-less offense more resembles a eunuch than a playoff bound team.

November 29, 2013  07:32 AM ET

Packers were done when Rogers went down.

November 29, 2013  07:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The schedule is indeed favorable. Sadly, their defense is horrible and their AR-less offense more resembles a eunuch than a playoff bound team.

Or, without AR the Packers are not unlike a man who had a vasectomy trying to impregnate his wife. Not gonna' happen.

November 29, 2013  07:59 AM ET

Things don't look good for The Pack!

November 29, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Packers were done when Rogers went down.

Agreed and when he returns it will most likely be too little too late. I see his return as one of Dallas' losses; AT Dallas may help offset that though

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November 29, 2013  09:41 AM ET

The next three games aren't easy, but they aren't against Super Bowl contenders either.

But...but...the Cowboys are Super Bowl contenders. After all they beat the mighty Raiders yesterday.

November 29, 2013  09:46 AM ET

When Aaron Rodgers went down people looked at the Packers upcoming schedule and said "they should still be able to win these games":

vs Philadelphia
@ NY Giants
vs Minnesota
@ Detroit

Those aren't exactly Super Bowl contenders either. What makes you think the next four 'cupcakes' are going to be any easier?

November 29, 2013  09:48 AM ET

Hard to get excited about the NFL anymore. The level of play sucks to be blunt. Not enough hard nosed football being played.

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November 29, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Hard to get excited about the NFL anymore. The level of play sucks to be blunt. Not enough hard nosed football being played.

It's all pitch-and-catch.

Don't hit anyone too hard, or too high, or too close to the sidelines... don't say bad words... don't celebrate too much after touchdowns.... don't spike the ball after first downs... you can spin it but you can't spike it.

November 29, 2013  10:07 AM ET

A stated before -- A-Rod needs to sit and heal for the rest of the season ... go for defensive draft picks.

November 29, 2013  10:19 AM ET
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A stated before -- A-Rod needs to sit and heal for the rest of the season ... go for defensive draft picks.

Or a new defensive coordinator.

November 29, 2013  10:25 AM ET

The LIONS came out like the same old same old LIONS. All at once the light went on and the LIONS started to play like the team that were pick to win it all. Even if superman Rodgers was in the LIONS would have feasted on him too. The only problem with the LIONS we do not know which team will show up.

November 29, 2013  10:30 AM ET

''Considering the erratic nature of the Lions....'' meaning Stafford and his love of the INT.

November 29, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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The next three games aren't easy, but they aren't against Super Bowl contenders either.But...but...the Cowboys are Super Bowl contenders. After all they beat the mighty Raiders yesterday.

Nice to see you finally coming around, Canuck.

:-)

November 29, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Nice to see you finally coming around, Canuck. :-)

I didn't want anymore "digtal" posts. :o)

November 29, 2013  11:02 AM ET

Even if they do win out and win the North and Rodgers is 100%, they're one and done. That defense is atrocious.

Consider this: Christian Ponder has had 3 games with a QB Rating over 100. The last two were against Green Bay. 'Nuff said.

November 29, 2013  11:18 AM ET

Want to say something snarky, but I just can't. The Packers have not had a head coach with a losing record since Lindy Infante left after the 1991 season. Ray Rhodes one year at 8-8 was the closest they came.

 
November 29, 2013  12:34 PM ET

There is only one way for Green Bay to make the Playoffs and that is to win out the remainder of their games and have Detroit and Chicago end up with 9-7 records.

Yes the schedule is favorable on paper for Green Bay to pull of comeback, but not very probable.

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