Five takeaways from Packers’ humiliating loss to Redskins
The season is slipping away
Forget about the wild-card race: Green Bay’s only route to the postseason is inside the NFC North.
The Packers will enter next Monday’s game with the Eagles three games behind the division-leader, one of the Lions or Vikings, who meet on Thanksgiving Day. Defeat at Philadelphia would surely end any outside hopes of reaching the playoffs.
Philadelphia’s passing offense doesn’t strike the same fear as Washington’s, but it’s another tough road game against another playoff-vying team. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz has put together a solid debut season in the NFL, but as any rookie, he is prone to mistakes. The Packers must take advantage.
After losing for a sixth time, Green Bay’s hopes of an eighth consecutive playoff appearance have been placed on life support. A seventh defeat would surely end their incredible playoff streak, shifting many fans’ attention to the offseason.
Following a road trip to Philadelphia, the Packers host Houston and Seattle before visiting Chicago. There is no margin for error in this run, but the difficult games keep piling up.
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Playing at this level, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Green Bay fall to 4-10 or 5-9. Serious improvements must be made, and fast, to dream of the postseason again.