Following last week's loss to the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers faces an identity crisis.
Are the packers of 2018 a playoff team or just an NFC?
The forecasts for Fire and Sulfur had previously been wrongly linked to the Packers – see their comeback for the 2016 season – but there seems to be a malaise surrounding the team that players want to heal.
"We have lost games here before, but that just feels different," said wide-receiver Randall Cobb, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN. "And it does not feel good, it's not fun, but we have to figure it out.
"We definitely need some momentum, we have to win … very frustrating and it's tough because I know what we're capable of and we're not there, I do not know what it is, but we do." must find a way to finish it. "
Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins is a good opportunity for the 3-4-1 Packers to begin their renewal efforts. After Ryan Tannehill threw his quarterback out of the race for a sustained shoulder injury, the Packers defense should have the task of keeping things under control.
But when Brockvember shakes them, a fourth defeat in five games could lead green Bay's offseason efforts to fail – only one of Green Bay's next six games is against a team that currently has a Cardinals record.
And that would be different. The Packers have made the playoffs in eight of the nine seasons. Aaron Rodgers has started at least eight games. The only year they missed was when they went 6-10 in 2008 – Rodgers first year as a starter.
"We have to play with confidence and play to the level we are capable of," Rodgers said.