Evan "Tex" Western is the managing editor of Acme Packing Company, the SB Nation community for the Green Bay Packers. In addition to helping coordinate the site's activities, he covers breaking news, contracts & salary cap analysis, and standard & advanced statistics. When not cheering on Wisconsin sports teams, Tex can often be found on the ice at his local curling club or on the court playing indoor or sand volleyball.
The Seahawks' loss gives Green Bay a chance to climb into the 7 seed this weekend.
This game’s final result will have a somewhat significant impact on the Packers’ playoff chances.
Love struggled mightily in his first start against Kansas City and their blitz-heavy defense. The Packers need him to be more like the QB he has been in recent weeks if they want to get a win this weekend.
Green Bay’s odds of making the postseason jumped by 5% based on that result alone, according to one simulation.
Steady improvement from Jordan Love and a breakout game from Rashan Gary are putting the Packers near a 50/50 bet to make the playoffs.
The Eagles continue with a tough stretch after the early games feature several key divisional games.
The AFC and NFC South division leads are up for grabs today.
Green Bay won its first Thanksgiving Day game since 2011 with an inspired performance against the division-leading Lions.
In recent decades, the Packers have been big favorites when playing on Thanksgiving, but not today. Can they pull off an upset?