The Packers are 5-5-1 and haven’t won a game in a month, but that doesn’t mean they see their season heading in the wrong direction.
Instead, Packers defensive tackle Ryan Pickett told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the team is united in the belief that there’s still time to turn things around and win the Super Bowl.
“I think we have a group of guys who have the right attitude,” Pickett said. “Nobody’s feeling like it’s over. Everybody’s ready to get back to work and get out. We just have to get out of this hole. We can just imagine how it’s going to be when we get out of this hole. We’re going to talk about this one day — how we came back to win the Super Bowl. That’s how we all feel.”
Green Bay doesn’t look like a Super Bowl team right now, but that doesn’t mean Pickett is wrong. After all, the Ravens didn’t look like a Super Bowl team when they were losing three straight games in December last year, but they ended up winning the Super Bowl. The Giants didn’t look like a Super Bowl team when they were losing four straight games in November and December two years ago, but they ended up winning the Super Bowl. And as Pickett and many of his teammates can remember, the Packers didn’t look like a Super Bowl team when they were losing three of four in November and December three years ago, but they ended up winning the Super Bowl.
The Lions and Bears both lost to teams with losing records on Sunday, which means the NFC North is still ripe for the taking. If the Packers win in Detroit on Thanksgiving they’ll move to the top of the division, and Green Bay still has a Week 17 game in Chicago as well. The Packers control their own destiny, and if that’s still the case when Aaron Rodgers returns, they’ll have to feel good about their chances.