Back in mid-November, if someone told us that the Green Bay Packers would play for an NFC Championship this season, even their most ardent supporters would have been surprised. At that time, most people believed the Packers were pretty much toast. Although pessimistic, it wasn’t such a crazy thought. By November 20, after suffering a 42-24 loss to the Redskins on Monday Night Football, the Packers were 4-6 and their playoff chances were bleak. Aaron Rodgers had been inconsistent throughout the season and sometimes looked like a below average quarterback (this, of course prompted the invariable questions about Rodgers’ “eliteness”). However, just as they have done many times before, Green Bay was able to turn it around. After that forgettable night in DC, the Packers rolled off six straight wins to win the NFC North division title. Two playoff wins later, and Green Bay is now on its way to Atlanta to face Falcons in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game Let’s take a look back at some of the commentary about the Packers in November…
— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) November 28, 2016
These Packers are not turning this season around, and they’re running out of opportunities to rebuild around the 32-year-old Rodgers. A house-cleaning is in order.- Barry Petchesky, Deadspin, November 21, 2016
No more evidence should be needed to determine that, at 4-6 and two games out of first place in the NFC North with just six weeks remaining, the Packers are all but out of it for 2016.– Rob Demovsky, ESPN.com, November 21, 2016
Packers, please fire someone now in order to get the attention of everyone who doesn’t get fired.- Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk, November 21, 2016
Washington, the team Green Bay terminated in last year’s playoffs, just drove a stake through this Packers season.- Thomas George, SBNation, November 21, 2016
Packers 3 out of the Wild Card with 6 to play. 2 back in the division. Season is over for them before Thanksgiving. Unreal.
— Shaun Morash (@MrazCBS) November 21, 2016
rip packers season LMAO
get it together rodgers
my man still out here losing to cousins
— Kashan Khan (@LiquidChillin) November 21, 2016
Packers season looking like a wrap.
— dj sourmilk (@djsourmilk) November 21, 2016
@TommyKelly44 the Packers are cooked, season ends next week!
— Ike Reese (@Ike58Reese) November 21, 2016
Packers have quit.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) November 21, 2016
Season dagger. #packers
— Andy Tarnoff (@AndyTarnoff) November 21, 2016
It's already over and by that I mean this game and season @packers – this team has O passion. EMBARRASSING
— Kato Kaelin (@Kato_Kaelin) November 21, 2016
I think we're watching the Packers season end
— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) November 21, 2016
— Jesse Horne (@Jesse_Horne) November 21, 2016
[…the Packers are] just not good. There is no relax situation coming where [Rodgers] says relax and they roll off the six game winning streak. They are just not good on either side of the football. They have a lot of holes, and it reminds me a little bit of one of those Favre seasons from the mid 2000s where they just didn’t have it, I think they finished 4-12 or something. This team is not that bad, but they are not good either, and I don’t see it turning around.- Bill Simmons, The Bill Simmons Podcast, November 16, 2016
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) November 14, 2016
Another tight end reception. And now Matthews into the end zone. This game is over and the Packers are officially done in my book.
— Bill Michaels (@Bill_Michaels) November 13, 2016