A roundup of the latest Green Bay Packers articles for Monday, December 17.
Good morning and welcome to the Packers News Report. The Green Bay Packers have been eliminated from playoff contention after their Week 15 defeat to the Chicago Bears. The loss also means the Bears are NFC North champions for the first time since 2010.
Green Bay now enters an offseason of change, and this team faces a number of big questions in the next few months. Why did the Packers, with Aaron Rodgers starting every game, not meet expectations? How could a team with Rodgers get eliminated from playoff contention with two games remaining?
A big reason is the 0-7 record away from Lambeau Field. Green Bay gets one more opportunity to win a road game next week against the New York Jets.
For us fans, it doesn’t really matter if they finish 1-7 or 0-8 on the road. The interest now turns to the search for a head coach, free agency and the 2019 NFL Draft. It’s going to be one of the most interesting offseasons in recent years.
Let’s begin the Packers News Report. Here’s a roundup of the latest articles from around the internet.
News and notes from around FanSided
Now that Green Bay is officially eliminated from playoff contention, interim head coach Joe Philbin should make the decision to sit a number of starters in the final two games of the regular season.
More news and notes from around the internet
Packers go down with a fight; no hope left for the season (ESPN – Rob Demovsky)
Groin injury and all, Aaron Rodgers expects to finish year as Packers’ starting QB (Cheesehead TV – Zachary Jacobson)
Aaron Rodgers keeps missing the mark (PackersNews.com – Tom Silverstein)
Winners and losers from Packers’ Week 15 loss to Bears (PackersWire – Marty Kauffman)
Packers’ locker room looks to finish strong for each other (Packers.com – Wes Hodkiewicz)
We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Packers News Report.