Last season, the Packers had some awful luck. they outgained their opponents significantly but couldn't win games. They went 6-10 but 7 of those losses were extremely close, by an average of 3 points if memory serves me.
This season seems like Deja Vu. They can move the ball and score in bunches, and are Top 10 in the NFL in Points, Yards, Passing and Rushing.
But Rodgers is getting sacked way too many times (league worst 37 and counting) and they just don't win the close games. Dom Capers has done good things to the defense, and early on they looked to be a darkhorse in the NFC largely due to the improved D - which is currently 4th best in yds allowed per game, but 17th in points.
Sitting at 4-4. Minnesota has all but won the division so the Packers only hope is a wildcard. They've beaten Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, and Cleveland, which doesn't tell us much. Other than TB, their losses have come against good football teams with winning records (Minnesota twice, Cincy)
They were embarassed last week @ Tampa Bay. Sunday's game vs. Cowboys is a must win for the Pack. McCarthy's job is on the line IMO...