Packers need a win

27 November 2017 04:25:48 GMTPlus11

The Green Bay Packers are effectively in a must-win scenario when they head to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers.

The Packers trail the Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions in the race for the final Wild Card in the National Football Conference and at 5-5 on the season can ill afford to fall a game under .500.

Unfortunately for Green Bay, 67.00 to win NFC North, there is no Aaron Rodgers under center with the quarterback out injured, possibly for the remainder of the season.

Brett Hundley has performed poorly in relief of Rodgers and last week was picked off three times in the 23-0 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens at Lambeau Field.

The former UCLA star completed 21-of-36 for 239 yards and the running game could only muster 75 yards on 25 carries.

Green Bay missed the opportunity to make a move at the trade deadline to bring in another quarterback and indicated no interest in free agent Colin Kapernick.

None of that bodes well for the trip to Heinz Field to face the Steelers who lead the American Football Conference with an 8-2 record.

Pittsburgh is capable of being completely out of sync as illustrated by their loss to the Chicago Bears back in Week 3 of the campaign, but the Steelers have won five straight and steamrolled the Tennessee Titans 40-9 last time out.

Green Bay will play four of their six final regular season games on the road with trips to Cleveland, Carolina and Detroit to face the Browns, Panthers and Lions in addition to Sunday's match up with the Steelers.

The Packers are 23.00 to win the NFC title with the Philadelphia Eagles 4.50 and the New Orleans Saints priced at 6.50.

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