Week 12 is becoming a defining moment for some NFL teams.
For these teams, they can’t afford a loss, as a loss can hurt their playoff chances.
With plenty of teams still in the playoff race, which two can’t afford a loss in week 12?
2. Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are a few losses away from seeing their playoff hopes dying in 2022.
With them going against the Philadelphia Eagles, they are hitting the toughest part of their schedule.
They also have games against the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings still on their schedule.
While they have some hope of making the playoffs, any game that they lose can end those chances.
That’s why the Packers are in a dangerous situation, as they can’t afford a loss, especially in week 12.
The Green Bay Packers will need to win out to hit double digit victories.
— Tony Catalina (@Tony_Catalina) November 18, 2022
However, a win here and winning out gives them a chance at the playoffs.
1. New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints kept their playoff hopes alive last Sunday with their win over the Los Angeles Rams.
However, they can’t afford a loss if they want to make the playoffs.
Going against the San Francisco 49ers in week 12 proves to be their second toughest challenge during their remaining schedule.
While a loss doesn’t shut them out of a playoff spot, it forces the Saints to get a lot of help to take a playoff spot.
That’s why the Saints can’t afford a loss with a 4-7 record and six games remaining on their 2022 NFL schedule.
However, with a win, the Saints can stay alive in the playoff race.