5 things on the Packers’ Christmas gift list in 2020 season

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Green Bay Packers, Corey Linsley
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3. To be healthy for the playoffs

The Packers already have their ticket to the playoffs. But once January football arrives, they will need to be as healthy as possible to make a serious Super Bowl run. On this year’s Christmas list, we ask that the Packers enter the playoffs without a long injury list.

If there’s good news, it’s that while Green Bay’s injury report for Week 15 was a long one, only a few players on the report didn’t play. Considering this team hasn’t had a week off since Week 5, that’s not too bad.

We also come back to home-field advantage.

If Green Bay can secure the first seed in the NFC, just as important as the home-field advantage and first-round bye would be the week of rest. Early bye weeks make life difficult. Without a bye, the Packers would need to play 13 weeks in a row if they made the Super Bowl. Their first week off since Week 5 would be during Pro Bowl week.

A first-round bye would give the entire team a week of rest to prepare for the postseason.

Here’s to hoping the Packers are close to fully healthy for the playoffs, and that includes getting starting center Corey Linsley back in the lineup.