Is Green Bay Still a Playoff Team?

The Packers season has been an emotional one so far with plenty of ups and downs in the NFL betting lines. And even with a 4-3 record and positioned in second place in the NFC North the only thing that anyone remembers is the team’s two losses to Brett Favre.

But Brett Favre is not a playoff opponent in the NFL betting lines and even if the two losses broke the hearts of the Cheeseheads across the land, they don’t count any more than any other defeat in the loss column.

As such, this Green Bay team is among the upper half of teams in the NFL lines and should make a strong case for the playoffs in the second half of the season.

True, the losses to Favre crushed any hopes of winning the division with the Vikings two and a half games up (7-1) in that contest and the winner of any tie-breaker. But the Pack is good enough to get a Wild Card berth in the topsy-turvy NFC.

Aaron Rodgers has had a phenomenal season so far even if his O-line has been less than stellar. The passing game of the Packers is as good as any in the NFL betting odds. The running games leaves a bit to be desired, again due to O-line difficulties, but so long as the passing game continues to thrive it should set up the play action nicely for Ryan Grant.

The defensive unit has gone through a major makeover and has plenty of talent, enough in fact, to be one of the better units in the NFL once it gets the new system down.

The only thing that threatens to derail the team’s Wild Card bid is an unbelievably difficult schedule.

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