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Morning roundup: Odds not in Packers' favor for playoffs

Oct. 10, 2012
 

Is there such a thing as a must-win NFL game in Week 6?

Probably not.

But the Packers would be facing long odds to make the playoffs if they lose Sunday night at unbeaten Houston and fall to 2-4.

Pete Dougherty explains why in this analysis: http://pck.rs/WOQY6h.

Dougherty wrote: "A 2-4 team went on to the playoffs as recently as last year, when Denver won the weak AFC West Division with an 8-8 record. But itís hard to see 8-8 getting the Packers in the playoffs this year; at minimum it likely will take 9-7, and even thatís a relative long-shot. More likely it will take 10-6."

In other news:

* Here's Dougherty's scouting report on the Texans: http://pck.rs/R5WHk6

* Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, speaking on his weekly radio show on ESPNMilwaukee.com, lamented the loss of running back Cedric Benson: http://pck.rs/ROaCOD.

Said Rodgers: "Itís tough because Ced and I have become good buddies. (I) really enjoyed his attitude and the effort and the way he has taken his job so seriously. (Heís) really been a great example for those young guys in his room and also on the team of what a professional really looks like.Ē

* The Packers return to practice today at 11 a.m., when we should have a better idea about the status of tight end Jermichael Finley (shoulder) and nose tackle B.J. Raji (ankle) for this week.

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