playoffs

Should There Be Penalties For Sitting Starters?

When you buy a ticket do you want to watch this guy play, or Peyton Manning?

Although the Indianapolis Colts are at the center of this discussion after they pulled the plug early against the New York Jets on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers very much factor into the conversation because, as we’ve discussed, Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals could very well be meaningless for the Pack. It brings up […]

NFC Playoff Scenarios Abound Entering the Final Week

Devin Aromashodu and Bears have muddied up the playoff picture

After the Chicago Bears 36-30 win over the once-thought-to-be-indestructible Minnesota Vikings last night, there are plenty of playoff scenarios that could play out on the final week of the season. We know two things for sure. First, the six teams in the playoffs are the New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, Green […]

Packers Probably Playing Cardinals Twice in a Row

This will make for an interesting week. The Green Bay Packers, based on current playoff probabilities, will likely be playing the Arizona Cardinals in Phoenix two weeks in a row. The Packers, of course, finish up the regular season in Arizona this week. While it’s possible there could be something to play for, in all […]

Matt Hasselbeck Wants the Ball and is Going to Score

With the Seattle Seahawks coming to town the play the Green Bay Packers, it’s hard not to think back to the 2004 NFC Wild Card game at Lambeau Field. When the game went into overtime and Seattle won the toss, Seahawks’ quarterback Matt Hasselbeck proclaimed, “We want the ball and we’re going to score.” It […]

Statistically Speaking, Loss Not the Worse Thing for Packers

Packers are still in good position for a run

The Green Bay Packers were manhandled by the Pittsburgh Steelers offense on Sunday. Some might say the Packers were exposed. I might say the Packers were outcoached. Scratch that. I would say the Packers were outcoached. Still, that doesn’t particularly matter at this point. The Packers are 9-5 and, if they beat the Seattle Seahawks […]

NFC Playoff Picture: Clearing Out the Trash

Eli Manning

While there are still eight teams vying for two wild card slots in the AFC, the NFC picture has become pretty clear after Sunday’s games. The Green Bay Packers currently hold the fifth seed, behind the division-leading New Orleans Saints (13-0, No. 1 seed), Minnesota Vikings (11-2, 2), Philadelphia Eagles (9-4, 3) and Arizona Cardinals […]

Green Bay Packers: Playoff Picture Looking Clear

The Giants have carried themselves back into the playoff picture

The simplest way for the Green Bay Packers to make the playoffs is to keep winning, but things are looking pretty clear after this past weekend’s slate of games. The Packers, at 8-4, currently hold the No. 6 seed in the NFC. The Philadelphia Eagles (8-4) hold the other wild card slot and the New […]

Green Bay Packers: 77% Chance of Playoffs

Joe Flacco

There may be a 40 percent chance of snow when the Green Bay Packers meet the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, but thankfully, the Packers playoff chances are a bit higher than that. According to Advanced NFL Stats, the Packers have a 77 percent chance of making the playoffs as a wild card. They’re followed by […]

A Look At the Green Bay Packers’ Playoff Picture

Frank Gore and the 49ers could still factor into the race. Photo: Paul Sakuma

To put it simply, the Green Bay Packers need to keep winning in order to make the playoffs, but let’s take a look at their competition. The Packers are currently battling the Philadelphia Eagles (7-4), New York Giants (6-5), and Atlanta Falcons (6-5) for two wild card spots. The San Francisco 49ers (5-6) could also […]

Five Reasons Not To Be Excited About The Green Bay Packers

Ryan Grant - going nowhere. Photo: Benny Sieu.

The Green Bay Packers have won three straight games after an embarrassing loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers almost derailed their season. The Packers sit at 7-4, in prime position for a wild card berth. There are a lot of things to like about the team, right now. But we’re pessimists and therefore, we can’t […]

After 10,001 Simulations, Packers Make the Playoffs

You remember football in January, dont you?

From the Take From This What You Will Department… After 10,001 simulations run on the remainder of the NFL schedule, the Green Bay Packers make the playoffs at 10-6. That is, if you believe What If Sports, which runs said simulations based on some sort of mumbo jumbo that isn’t terribly clear. From what I […]