4 Green Bay Packers on the hot seat entering Week 18

The playoffs are on the line for the Green Bay Packers in Week 18.

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3. Joe Barry

Although there is something to be said for taking care of business against a bad opponent (sorry, Vikings), I still think Joe Barry is going to be under the microscope in this game against the Chicago Bears.

Barry's defense allowed the Carolina Panthers to score a season-high 30 points just two weekends ago. They bounced back against the Vikings, but this is an upstart Chicago Bears offense playing with house money heading into Week 18. It sort of feels like a similar situation to the one the Packers faced on their home field at the end of last season when the Detroit Lions came in with no chance of making the postseason, and ruined the Packers' playoff hopes anyway.

Nobody is going to do Joe Barry any favors, nor does anyone want them to.

Although the Chicago Bears don't feel like the biggest offensive juggernaut in the league coming to town in Week 18, Justin Fields has played some really good football in the second half of this season. The Bears have played really well as a team, overall, but Fields and that offense have been clicking a little bit, especially against Atlanta last weekend.

Packers fans wouldn't mind seeing Joe Barry gone after this season, but not likely at the expense of a spot in the playoffs. Hopefully, Barry has a good plan to defend against Justin Fields and DJ Moore, or both he and the Packers could be done after Week 18.