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Cheese Curds, 12/5: Packers are still a long, long, long shot to make playoffs

Packers win probability, new practice squad addition, and Jamaal Williams continues to impress.

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Those are the odds for the Packers to make the playoffs, according to the Washington Post.

For those who are honest citizens, those odds are not great. It’s a long shot, as we know, and the Packers will essentially have to win out. They have pending matchups at Cleveland, at Carolina, home against Minnesota, and at Detroit. With 3 of the final 4 on the road, Packers fans are really holding onto hope that the messiah, Aaron Rodgers, will fully heal in time for Carolina.

Their win probability for the final four match ups are as follows: 84% chance to win against the Browns, 30% against the Panthers, 26% against the Vikings, and 40% against the Lions.

It’s easy to look forward towards the Carolina game because that’s the potential window in which Aaron Rodgers comes back, but the Packers have to be careful not to fall into a trap game against the Browns. The Browns haven’t won all year and they’ll be desperate for a win.

Read more about the playoff picture here:

The Packers’ playoff odds stand at 750-to-1 even if Aaron Rodgers returns— Washington Post

More from around the league in today’s curds includes:

Packers sign Robert Tonyan

Packers sign TE Robert Tonyan out of Indiana State to the practice squad to replace WR Michael Clark’s practice squad spot.

Brett Hundley tunes out fans booing at Lamebeau Field— 24/7 Sports

The boo-birds were out chirping at Lambeau on Sunday against the Bucs, but Brett Hundley is taking it in stride:

“It's just white noise. At the end of the day, it's just us. Nobody is going to be more disappointed than we are because we're the ones busting out but all week.”

Jason Spriggs settles into new home at right tackle—

After predominately played left tackle in college, Spriggs is working his way into the position on the right side of the line.

Jamaal Williams nominated for two NFL weekly awards—

Jamaal Williams may have been the 3rd option at running back this season, but he’s making the most of his opportunities by being nominated for the FedEx ground player of the week and Pepsi rookie of the week awards. After his big day against the Bucs, it’ll be interesting to see who carries the load at running back down the stretch.