Can The Packers Still Make The NFL Playoffs?
The 2022 NFL season isn’t what the Green Bay Packers had in mind, as they sit at 5-8 for the season.
However, some feel the Packers can still reach the NFL playoffs this season.
But are these delusional dreams for the team and fans, or is there a chance?
Packers Need Too Much Help To Reach The Playoffs
The playoff chances of the Packers in 2022 are on life support, with fans refusing to pull the plug.
Hey @TheRealCarlG after the big win today, @FiveThirtyEight says the @packers still have a 4% chance to make the playoffs. #warriors pic.twitter.com/vjSNckXWXX
— Matthew Thiele (@matthew_thiele) December 5, 2022
With the Packers having a 4% shot going into their bye week, everyone sees this as their chance to reach the playoffs.
It’s all about perspective. Instead of saying the packers playoff chances increased from 2% to 4%, say the Packers playoff chances just DOUBLED #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/iahlmAxmiU
— Packers Broski 🍺🧀 (@PackersBroski) December 5, 2022
However, the schedule shows these thoughts are pure delusions for the Packers.
If they want to reach the playoffs, they need to win out plus have help from several teams.
But winning out might be a laborious task for Green Bay.
Their remaining schedule has them facing the Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions.
With all four teams having some type of playoff scenario, the Packers are in dire straits.
While the Rams are the weakest team, they look rejuvenated after a comeback win on Thursday night.
If the Packers lose any of these games, they can be locked out of the playoff race.
However, wins by the teams ahead of them in the Wild Card race during week 14 can cause their chances to go down.
With the chances so low, the Packers should give up and let Jordan Love take over.
But with the ego of Aaron Rodgers in charge, he won’t allow this to happen.