The Packers are 3-4-1.
If it's going to take 10 wins to get a wild-card spot in the NFC, the Packers need to go 7-1 over their last eight games to get there.
Rodgers did have to take some chances he wouldn't normally take, as the Patriots secondary did an excellent job of sticking to Packers receivers; but I hardly doubt Rodgers would appreciate Belichick saying "he's just lobbing it up there".
"We're focused on winning No. 4". If he's having a good night pressuring the quarterback, then New England's defense is more than likely having a good day. "We're not playing to the level we need to play in the fourth quarter". It seems everytime that the team makes a mistake it comes at the worst possible time and that has led to the last two losses. They were tied 17-17 going into the fourth quarter when Aaron Jones lost a fumble deep in Patriots territory. His 51-yard catch, which was the Packers' longest play of the game, set up the touchdown that tied the score in the third quarter. That game has been flexed to 3:30 for TV purposes.
Facing a second-and-6 on Green Bay's 39, the Pats reached into a bag of tricks.
The Packers need real wins, not moral ones. "Our focus is really on our self-scout and things we've been working on".
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The Packers have played pretty well the past two weeks and have nothing to show for it. Patriots DT Lawrence Guy knocked the ball loose, and Stephon Gilmore recovered it in what was becoming a odd defensive showdown all of a sudden. That night featured another classic quarterback matchup, with Brady and the Patriots falling to Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts, 27-20. Against the Patriots, the fourth quarter started with a fumble, continued with a three-and-out and ended with a fourth-down failure.
"We're not hitting on all cylinders, we're hurting ourselves with negative yardage plays and missed throws and turnovers at the wrong time, not being on the same page too many times". Michel is missing his second straight game with a knee injury.
"They just adjusted really well", Rodgers said of the Patriots defense.
"I mean, I had no idea; you get out in space, I have no idea", he said after the game, adding: "And next thing you know, James is running by me".
According to McCarthy, King will be "hard pressed" to be ready to face the Dolphins.
Out for the Packers: QB Tim Boyle, punter Drew Kaser, corner Tony Brown, linebacker Korey Toomer, guard Justin McCray, OL Alex Light, and receiver Geronimo Allison.