Aaron Rodgers not giving up on Packers' playoffs hopes
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Aaron Rodgers admits he is still hoping the Green Bay Packers can sneak their way into the playoffs. On Monday Night Football, the Packers defeated the Los Angeles Rams 24-12 to win their third straight game and improve to 6-8.
The problem for the Packers is that they lost five consecutive games before going on this current three-game streak. The Minnesota Vikings (11-3) have won the NFC North, while the Detroit Lions are the second with a 7-7 record.
The Packers are the third in the NFC North. "Well, it's three now. We've got two. Got two in the bag. I don't know. Look, before the Bears week, we knew we had a bye afterwards, and those of us who sometimes peek ahead knew that we had to win five and then have a lot of things go our way.
So, we've won two and just about everything we needed to happen has gone our way. Just about, right? So, things are looking up," Rodgers said, per ESPN.
Rodgers on the Packers' remaining schedule
In their final three regular season games, the Packers are playing the Dolphins, Vikings and Lions.
Rodgers acknowledged those three teams have been playing good football this season but added he is feeling good about thhe Packers' chances. "I mean, they're all good football teams. Miami's playing for the playoffs. Minnesota's obviously division winners and coming off a big win.
Detroit's won, what, six out of seven; they're playing really well. So it's going to be three difficult games. Two of them are at home against dome teams. It'll be January for those two. We've notoriously been pretty good in those games over the years.
So this one [versus the Dolphins] is really important because it's on the road. They obviously have a really high-powered offense. They've been a little up and down the last few weeks. Maybe we're catching them at a good time. We'll see," Rodgers said. It remains to be seen if Rodgers and company can somehow make the playoffs.