Winners and losers from NFL Week 13

10Loser: Packers are toast — the burnt variety

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Aaron Rodgers knew the Green Bay Packers had to win out to even have a shot at the playoffs this year. Sunday’s home game against the two-win Arizona Cardinals was one fans could comfortably pencil in a “W.”

Or, at least that’s what conventional wisdom would tell us.

Instead, loyal Cheeseheads were sent home with a bitter taste in their mouth after watching their beloved team lose its third game in a row. It was also the first win for the Cardinals’ franchise at Lambeau since — wait for it — 1949.

Aaron Rodgers was absolutely disgusted with some of his teammates at times late in this game, and things have not been going great between him and Mike McCarthy.

There really just isn’t anything positive going on in Green Bay right now. The ship is sinking. And it wasn’t at all surprising that McCarthy finally got the ax after this embarrassing loss.


Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.