Rodgers Back To Being A Baaaaaad Man, Is It Enough?
Aaron Rodgers the past six games is back to being a baaaaaad man. He's thrown for 1904 yards and 17 touchdowns while completing 67 percent of his passes and averaging a 105.7 passer per game.
The only bad game Rodgers has really had during the six game span was against Tennessee, but in his defense he was playing from behind the whole game. Green Bay went into halftime down 16 to 35.
During earlier games this season, Rodgers didn't look like himself and he didn't look real invested or interested out on the field.
In Rodgers last game vs the Eagles, he went 30 for 39, had 313 yards, 2 touchdowns and had a passer rating of 116.7. The most impressive parts of his performance were the perfect darts he threw to Davante Adams.
For now it looks like Rodgers has gotten out of his slump and the Packers' receivers are getting more separation from defenders. But is this enough to get Green Bay into the Playoffs?
No it won't happen in my opinion. It's too late in the season for the turnaround and Green Bay has already lost six games. At best Green Bay could finishes the season 10-6 but would have to beat Seattle at home, Minnesota at home and at Detroit.
Green Bay would need the Lions to completely drop the ball and lose five or four of their last six games, including the game against Chicago. Which would then give the Packers the advantage or tie in head-to-head but an advantage in division record if they win out.
The second place Vikings have the head-to-head tiebreaker over Green Bay currently but the Packers could have hope if Minnesota loses out or loses to Chicago again. The Packers would also need to beat the Vikings week 16 as well to even the head-to-head but advance because of a better division record.
These projections are obviously if the Packers were to have the same record as either the Lions or Vikings. I think the Vikings will go 9-7 and the Lions will finish the season at least 9-7, if not better. Which would mean the Packers miss the playoffs unless they can match the 9-7 record.
Here's what the NFC playoff picture looks like as of today.
Buccaneers - 7th seed
Vikings - 8th seed
Saints - 9th seed
Packers - 10th seed