Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made a statement on Thursday night that no one believes at this point.
Rodgers, who was speaking to reporters after Green Bay’s 27-17 home loss to the Tennessee Titans, suggested to reporters that the Packers can win out and finish the season with a chance to make the playoffs.
“If we play up to our potential, we can win our last six games,” said Rodgers after the tough loss to Tennessee.
Aaron Rodgers: “If we play up to our potential, we can win our last six games.”— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) November 18, 2022
Rodgers says he has to play up to his potential, which he says he didn’t tonight.
The loss to the Titans dropped the Packers to 4-7 on the season.
Green Bay is 1-6 in its last seven games.
The good vibes that were hanging around the franchise after the 31-28 win over the Dallas Cowboys last week are gone.
No one — not even die-hard Packers fans — believes that Green Bay is going to win out and finish with a 10-7 record and a shot at the playoffs.
This team simply isn’t showing any consistency right now. And it starts with Rodgers, which, to his credit, he admitted on Thursday night that he didn’t throw the ball well against the Titans.
Aaron Rodgers: “I’ve got to throw the ball better than I did tonight.”— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) November 18, 2022
He said he threw some “wobblers” and “I just didn't have the same type of consistent grip.” pic.twitter.com/UvyADXTVEb
Rodgers, in general, made some poor decisions throughout the game and never looked comfortable.
One of the reasons Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been nearly as successful as the Brady’s and Manning’s of the world in comeback situations. Have to take chances here down two scores. Plenty of time, takes the sack instead pic.twitter.com/Efj9xfSJAo— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) November 18, 2022
Look, I get that Rodgers has to say that Green Bay can win out. He can’t concede the season just yet. But the division race is essentially over — the Minnesota Vikings don’t even have to play that well the rest of the season to win the NFC North.
And it’s not like the schedule gets any easier for Rodgers and the Packers.
Green Bay travels to Philadelphia next Sunday night to take on the Eagles — the best team in the NFL so far this season.
Even if the Packers somehow manage to win that matchup, it wouldn’t give me any confidence that Green Bay is going to win out.
This team isn’t a play away right now. They have some major issues (the main one being consistency and playing well for a full 60 minutes). And it’s hard to imagine those issues getting fixed over the last six games of the season.
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