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Green Bay Packers’ nearly impossible road to the playoffs mapped out

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Following the Green Bay Packers’ embarrassing loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, their chances of making the playoffs dropped dramatically. They were already close to being written off, but now there are many that think they may actually mathematically be eliminated. While they are close, there is still a chance that the Packers could make the playoffs.

Dave Schroeder of WBAY-TV has Green Bay fans covered and took to Twitter to share exactly what has to happen for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to sneak into the postseason.

Needless to say, the Vikings and Seahawks are not going to lose three out of their last four games. Carolina and Philadelphia could lose two out of four, Washington has a good chance of losing two out of four, and Tampa Bay should lose at least one out of their four games.

Green Bay, on the other hand, would have to win the remainder of their games. Their schedule includes tough matchups against the Atlanta Falcons at home and the Chicago Bears on the road.

Mike McCarthy is no longer running things in Green Bay either. He was relieved of his head coaching duties after the loss to the Cardinals. Joe Philbin will be stepping in and taking over the head coaching role this week.

All of that being said, the Packers are more than likely headed for a decent pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. If the season ended today, they would have the No. 10 overall pick. That might not be the worst thing in the world.

Expect to see the Packers miss the playoffs for the second straight season. It’s a tough pill to swallow, but perhaps losing will cause some major changes that will shake the Packers out of mediocrity.