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Are the Green Bay Packers eliminated from the NFL Playoffs?

Green Bay Packers v Philadelphia Eagles
Are the Green Bay Packers eliminated from the NFL Playoffs?

Everyone knew the Green Bay Packers had to win in Week 12, or it'd be a bust. The Packers' campaign was over unless they could muster a win. They currently sit with a 4-8 mark, far behind the Dallas Cowboys (8-3), Washington Commanders (7-5), and Seattle Seahawks (6-5) in the NFC wildcard battle.

The Packers are three games behind the Washington Commanders for the last wild card slot.

With five games remaining, there isn't much left for the Packers to fight for. Still, quarterback Aaron Rodgers has stated that he intends to play, despite being injured, until the franchise is mathematically eliminated from the race.

BREAKING: "I got good news with the scans so I'll be playing this week" ~@AaronRodgers12#PMSLive #GoPackGo https://t.co/1Wuf9wBwdd

The most Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay can do this year is to finish 9-8 after going 13-3, 13-3, and 13-4 the last three years under coach Matt LaFleur.

In fairness to the team, this season has seen a ton of horrific injuries. Some include Sammy Watkins, Elgton Jenkins, Christian Watson, and David Bakhtiari. The Packers were already severely depleted when Romeo Doubs sustained a high ankle sprain and Rashan Gary reportedly tore his ACL. Rodgers had to leave a game early this past Sunday night due to another injury.

Regardless of what happens the rest of this season, I will always love and appreciate Aaron Rodgers and everything he's done for the #Packers.https://t.co/kfxe9aLQj6

What's next for the Green Bay Packers?

The Green Bay Packers' chances of making the playoffs are in jeopardy following their Sunday Night Football loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, 40-33.

Before their bye week in Week 14, Green Bay will play the Chicago Bears in Week 13. The struggling Los Angeles Rams will visit in Week 15 before the Packers finish with the Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions.

The Packers have allowed 256 rushing yards and 8.8 yards per carry halfway through the third quarter.That's an indictment on everyone -- the GM, the coaches, the players. Green Bay's run defense is bad year after year. It's been a huge organizational problem.

At this stage, Green Bay can win or lose against anyone. Three of their four victories were impressive ones over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, and Dallas Cowboys. However, they must first take care of matters by winning all their remaining games by significant margins, which is a challenging and nearly impossible task.

The Green Bay Packers' campaign is nearly over. They may not be mathematically out of the running for the postseason, but they are certainly no longer in the running.

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Edited by Nicolaas Ackermann
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