The Green Bay Packers’ playoff hopes aren’t dead after a loss to the New York Giants, but they sure took a stumble. While the team is currently in the driver’s seat for the seventh seed in the NFC, they’ll now likely need to win two of their next three games to have a “win-and-in” game against the Chicago Bears in Week 18 to end the season.
To put it simply, the Packers played a horrible game against the Giants. The team’s pass-rush unit did virtually nothing to quarterback Tommy DeVito, who rushed for 70-plus yards on top of completing over 80 percent of his passes on the night. DeVito’s final drive, where the Packers continued to play off coverage despite the Giants only needing a field goal to win, was too frustrating not to vent about.
At what point will head coach Matt LaFleur’s praise for defensive coordinator Joe Barry end? Sure, Barry’s defense bailed out the offense — which sputtered most of the night — with turnovers, but it’s hard to say they were sharp after Monday night’s effort.
Green Bay, a team that will likely be out multiple receivers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend, needs to get back on track quickly. If they don’t and Joe Barry is the main character in the final four weeks of the season, LaFleur might have to call an end to the experiment.
Join APC’s Evan “Tex” Western and Justis Mosqueda, as the duo discuss these topics and more in this week’s edition of The Repack.
- 0:00: What a terrible game!
- 5:30: Joe Barry was bad
- 15:00: The Packers’ playoff outlook
- 31:45: Vibe checks
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