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Aaron Rodgers Says “Things Looking Up” for Packers Playoff Hopes

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The Green Bay Packers have struggled this season, highlighted by a five-game losing streak, but the team has pushed through and defeated the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night at Lambeau Field that may have their season finally heading in the right direction.

The Packers have strung together some must-win games to put themselves in position for the playoffs.

“Well, it’s three now,” Rodgers said, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “We’ve got two. Got two in the bag. I don’t know. Look, before the Bears week, we knew we had a bye afterwards, and those of us who sometimes peek ahead knew that we had to win five and then have a lot of things go our way. So, we’ve won two and just about everything we needed to happen has gone our way. Just about, right? So, things are looking up.”

The Packers take on another team looking to get back on track and secure a playoff spot – the Miami Dolphins.

“I mean, they’re all good football teams,” Rodgers said. “Miami’s playing for the playoffs. Minnesota’s obviously division winners and coming off a big win. Detroit’s won, what, six out of seven; they’re playing really well. So it’s going to be three difficult games. Two of them are at home against dome teams. It’ll be January for those two. We’ve notoriously been pretty good in those games over the years.

“So this one [versus the Dolphins] is really important because it’s on the road. They obviously have a really high-powered offense. They’ve been a little up and down the last few weeks. Maybe we’re catching them at a good time. We’ll see.”

Rodgers confirmed his belief that the Packers can win out.

“I do, yeah, I do, I do,” Rodgers repeated. “Now we’re going to play three better football teams, but I do. Definitely.”

“It’s going to have to be a really good effort to go out there and win,” Rodgers said. “It’ll be a nice weather change. Nobody’s going to be bummed that it’ll be 40 or 50 above what it is, at least, maybe 50 or 60 above what it is right now. We’ll be looking forward to getting back home to some cold weather, and hopefully, we’ll be 7-8.”

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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