Packers: Ranking the 10 games remaining on schedule

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers need to start winning games to remain in the playoff race, but which of their remaining 10 contests are they most likely to win?

Having lost four of their opening seven games, the margin for error is getting smaller each week for the Green Bay Packers.

Realistically, they need to win at least six of their remaining 10 games to have a shot at making the postseason as a wild-card team. Six wins would give them a final record of 9-8.

That means they can’t really afford to lose any more than four games.

Which of the Packers’ remaining 10 games are they most likely to win? Here are the Packers’ next 10 opponents ranked from easiest to toughest.

10. Detroit Lions

The Packers simply have to win this one. It is their season finale, so they may already be out of playoff contention by then. The Detroit Lions currently have the league’s worst-ranked defense.

And after a fast start, their offense has fallen apart in recent games, scoring a combined six points in their past two contests.

9. at Detroit Lions

The fact this game is at No. 9 shows it’s a tough remaining schedule for Green Bay. Yes, the Lions only have one win. And, as established, their defense is the league’s worst. However, the Packers tend to struggle at Ford Field, having won only two of their past five games there.

Still, this is a must-win for Green Bay in Week 9.

8. at Chicago Bears

Aaron Rodgers owns the Chicago Bears, especially on the road. The Packers have won on 11 of their past 12 trips to Soldier Field. Still, nothing is guaranteed the way the Packers are playing.

But if Matt LaFleur’s team has any shot at making the playoffs, they must take care of their divisional games.