Aaron Rodgers says Packers can 'run the table' and finish 10-6
Packers quarterback seems pretty confident about the rest of the season
If the Packers are going to have any shot at the playoffs, they're probably going to have to win out to get to 10-6.
Although that might seem daunting for a team on a four-game losing streak, Aaron Rodgers' thinks it's possible. During his weekly media availability Wednesday, Rodgers didn't exactly give Packers fans the old "R-E-L-A-X" quote, but he did sound optimistic about the rest of the season.
"I feel like we can run the table, I really do," Rodgers said, via ESPN.com. "The offense is starting to click a little bit more, we've just got to put together a game where we're more consistent from the first snap to the last. We've been, I think, getting closer to that."
Despite four straight losses, Rodgers isn't down on his team.
"We've really been clicking at times in the last few games," Rodgers said. "But it's going to be important that we get going early. We had three three-and-outs to start the [Washington] game, but overall on the season, we've done a better job of limiting our three-and-outs, we've been sustaining drives pretty well."
The Packers will also need their defense to play better. During the four-game losing streak, Green Bay has given up 30 or more points in each game, including Sunday's 42-24 loss to Washington.
According to Rodgers, the Packers just need to win one game to turn things around.
"You just feel like it just takes one," Rodgers said. "We get one under our belts, things might start rolling for us and we can run the table."
Rodgers isn't the only player in the Packers' locker room who's full of optimism. Jordy Nelson is a believer, too.
"I think everyone in here probably believes that [we can run the table], to be honest," Nelson said. "That's how we started the year. I don't think I've ever been part of a team here where we went into a game thinking there's no way we're going to win this game. Even if our backs are against the wall.
"If you look at the year we won the Super Bowl and people were counting us out and, honestly, [people] were wanting to fire [coach Mike McCarthy] back then when we lost at Detroit and went to New England and we lost and had to win out to make the playoffs."
Nelson is referring to 2010, when the Packers dropped two straight games to fall to 8-6. Green Bay then won two in a row to end the season and ended up winning the Super Bowl.
It won't be easy for the Packers to replicate that season. First, they're going to have to win Monday night in Philadelphia, where the Eagles are undefeated this season. After that, if they're going to run the table, the Packers would have to get wins against Houston, Seattle, at Chicago, Minnesota and at Detroit.
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