Packers Have Life; Barely

The Packers beat the Eagles 27-13 playing their best game of the season.  This moves their record to 5-6 and keeps their playoff hopes on life support.  What they must do now is is run the table which isn’t out of the question given that 3 out of their last 5 games are at home.  Its also fortunate that they play their closest rivals the Vikings (home) and Lions (road) one more time.  The also play at Lambeau a Seahawks that has been struggling on the road which helps the Packers chances.

Against the Eagles Aaron Rodgers threw for over 300 yards in part due to some excellent pass blocking and receiving.  Rodgers helped his cause by often getting rid of the ball quickly.  Devante Adams and Jordie Nelson had superb games with Adams catching two TD passes.

The defense gave up a lot of yards however the D had some key stops and their best pass rush of the year.

The one negative for the Packers is their inability to run the ball effectively.  James Starks was back but was held to 41 yards on 12 carries.  This forced Aaron Rodgers to carry the offense which he did last night.

Although not out of the playoff hunt the road is rough going forward.  The Packers almost certainly must win their division in order to get to the playoffs which will likely require five straight wins on their part and for the Lions and Vikings to both lose three or four games down the stretch.


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