All across the Internet, there is an obvious display of quit in Green Bay Packers fans. Many doubters have jumped off the bandwagon to sulk in negativity. Some even suggest of tanking the season to receiver better draft picks.
For you optimists, the glass is still more than half full. There is still a decent chance the Packers will make the playoffs.
Last Sunday, the Vikings beat the Bears, leaving them one-half game ahead of the Packers. With the showdown in week 16, the Packers would rise above the Bears if they win out.
The only team that controls the Packers fate in the division are the Detroit Lions, who moved 1.5 games ahead of the Packers after the vicious Thanksgiving stomp down. All seems well in Detroit, but the high-riding Lions are headed for some murky waters in the upcoming weeks.
Next week, they face a huge match-up in Philadelphia against a team that is on a four-game win streak. Detroit will not be able to put eight defenders in the box like they did against Green Bay the way Nick Foles has been playing. The Eagles defense has also had nine turnovers in the last four games. With the trouble the Lions have had holding onto the ball lately, the Eagles secondary could be in for a field day.
The two opponents that follow are worthy opponents in Baltimore and Giants, who are both fighting for a playoff spot as well. With these teams trading water, look for them to put up a great fight in trying to make the Lions slip up.
The season ends for the Lions in Adrian Peterson‘s stomping grounds, where it is never easy to obtain a win. The Packers could very easily get lucky enough to see themselves in the playoffs.