4 reasons why Packers can make surprise Super Bowl run

Can the Packers shock the world?

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Packers are getting hot at the right time

It's simple math. If the Packers make the playoffs, they will have won the majority of their remaining five games. From this point, a 2-3 record would leave them 8-9 and likely out of the postseason. Even a 3-2 finish to put them 9-8 may not be enough.

Green Bay may need to win four of its remaining five games to clinch a wild-card berth. That would give the team a 10-7 record.

The Packers would be red-hot entering the playoffs. They were once 3-6. Getting to 10-7 would require a 7-1 finish to the year.

What if they win out? It's certainly possible, with games against the New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, and Chicago Bears to come. The Packers would enter the playoffs on an eight-game undefeated streak.

The "best" or "most complete" team doesn't always win the Super Bowl. Often, it's the team that gets hot at just the right time, builds momentum, and begins to believe. The Packers are already showing the early signs of becoming that team.

Jordan Love is on fire. Green Bay's offense is clicking. The defense, powered by the pass rush, is playing at a championship level. The Packers would enter the playoffs red hot, and nobody would want to run into them.