Despite the loss, the Packers would still hold the seventh spot in the NFC playoffs if the season ended today. But what do they have to do over the final four weeks of the season to make sure they don't fall out of the postseason race completely?
It's going to require the Packers to take care of business in some high-stakes games with a number of other teams vying for playoff positioning. Can they get the job done?
Let's take a look at each of the Packers' final four games and see if we can predict what will happen.
Week 15: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers
Sunday, December 17, Noon CT
Up first for the Green Bay Packers as they return home in Week 15 is a matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs are fresh off of a gutty win against the Atlanta Falcons, who they are currently battling with neck-and-neck for supremacy in the NFC South.
There's no doubt that this is a tough matchup for both teams, but the Packers won't have any time to lick their wounds. Todd Bowles is going to have his defense playing fast and aggressive, hunting against Jordan Love and the Packers. Interestingly enough, every single one of the Buccaneers' seven losses this season has been against teams with a winning record.
Can the Packers find a way to get the job done against another team battling for playoff positioning? I think this game is a coin flip on paper, and the Packers playing at home gives them a slight edge.
Prediction: Packers win 26-23 (7-7)