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The Repack: Packers are win-and-in after victory vs. Vikings

Green Bay simply has to beat the Chicago Bears to advance to the playoffs after the Packers’ upset win versus the Minnesota Vikings.

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

In this week’s episode of The Repack, Acme Packing Company’s Evan “Tex” Western and Justis Mosqueda discuss the Green Bay Packers’ recent win over the Minnesota Vikings — which has now made the Week 18 matchup between the Packers and Chicago Bears a “win-and-in” game for Green Bay’s postseason dreams. The Packers can still make the playoffs, even with a loss, a topic that our duo touched on.

Green Bay’s win against Minnesota didn’t come without a level of anxiety about defensive coordinator Joe Barry’s future, though. Most fans want Barry out in 2024, but the fact that Barry appeared to earn a game ball versus the Vikings is just another example of head coach Matt LaFleur riding for his coaching staff. Will that translate to an opportunity for Barry to earn his job back? Only time will tell.

Speaking of earning your job back, Rasheed Walker is now the full-time left tackle for the Packers, after sharing snaps with Yosh Nijman. Meanwhile, Jon Runyan Jr. and Sean Rhyan are in a fully split rotation at right guard. What does this mean for the offensive line going into 2024?

Lastly, we had to touch on everything Jaire Alexander, from the suspension to the team’s statements. No, the Packers are not going to trade him this offseason. Even if they wanted to, the cap liability simply would not allow it to happen.

Timestamps

  • 1:45: Joe Barry got a game ball!
  • 9:45: Win and in!
  • 17:20: Offensive vibe checks
  • 26:20: Defensive vibe checks
  • 34:30: Special teams vibe checks

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