Predicting the Packers next 5 games entering Week 12

The next five weeks of the NFL season offer opportunities and challenges for the Green Bay Packers.
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Week 15: Packers vs. Buccaneers

If the previous three predictions hold, the Green Bay Packers will enter Week 15's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a record of 5-8. Depending on how the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings fare in Weeks 12-14, the Packers will either be in contention or out of the playoff race.

Both the Packers and Bucs share the same record at the moment, and this game could decide who continues to hold out hope for the postseason and who packs it in for the winter.

A trip to Lambeau is never fun for the Buccaneers, and Baker Mayfield doesn't pose enough of a threat to scare the Packers defense. Look for Green Bay to hold off a strong effort from Tampa Bay and ultimately emerge victorious.

Prediction: Packers 24, Buccaneers 20 (6-8)

Week 16: Packers vs. Panthers

By the time this game comes around, there's likely to be more Packers fans at Bank of America Stadium than Panthers fans. Carolina has looked abysmal this season and may not win another game.

Carolina, at the moment, is 1-9. While rookie QB Bryce Young has shown flashes this season, he has no supporting cast around him outside of Adam Thielen. Barring a miracle, this has the potential to be the nightmare before Christmas for the Panthers.

Look for Jordan Love to have his way with the Carolina defense. A win on Christmas Eve has the potential to put the Green Bay Packers in contention to finish the season above .500.

Prediction: Packers 38, Panthers 13 (7-8)