The Green Bay Packers are in the midst of a mini-crisis. Three straight defeats have taken the Wisconsin franchise from a potential 16-0 season to playoff uncertainty.
Now one game behind the Minnesota Vikings in the race for the NFC North title, the Packers face their divisional rivals in a crunch road game this weekend. Anything less than a win would put their postseason prospects in serious doubt.
And, unfortunately for Green Bay, recent history doesn't appear to be on their side. That's after one Reddit user discovered an intriguing stat that, considering the Packers' remaining schedule, won't exactly give fans much hope moving forward.
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As noted by Reddit user, 'TheRealSamBell', the Packers have failed to win a road game against a 'winning opponent' - a team that ended the season above .500 - since December 2010. Over that period, The Pack have gone 0-10 over that period.
Facing a trip to Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday to play a 7-2 franchise who are virtually certain of finishing with a winning record, the Packers will have to find a way to break this worrying trend.
Of course, stats can often be misleading but the sample size here, 10 games, is fairly significant.
And, to make matters worse, the Packers' remaining schedule could throw up a few more opportunities to extend this unwanted record to 0-13.
Beyond their week 11 visit to the Vikings, Green Bay face trips to the Raiders (4-5 at present but with a chance at going over .500) in week 14 and the Cardinals (7-2) in week 15.
If they want to be playing playoff football in January, the Packers must win at least two of these three road games, you would think.
With their traditional dominance at Lambeau Field taking a heat with their Sunday loss to the Detroit Lions, fans of the franchise will be hoping they can find some road form versus the 'form teams' from here on out.
Packers fans: Where have things gone wrong? And, are you confident of beating the Vikings? Have your say in the comments below...
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