Thursday, November 12, 2009

Packers approach 'must-win situation' against Cowboys

By Pete Dougherty

GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers' season might be on the line this week.

Not mathematically, of course. They can lose to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and still be mathematically in the running for a wild-card spot in the NFC playoffs.

But considering they're 4-4 and just lost a much-needed gimme win at Tampa Bay, the Packers realistically could be playing for their playoff lives Sunday against the Cowboys. Dallas is one of seven teams ahead of them in the race for six spots in the NFC playoffs.

"I'll say this: This is a must-win, plain and simple," receiver Donald Driver said. "We've got eight games left and this is a must-win situation. You lose a couple more games, most likely you'll be out of the postseason. So our goal is to win the next eight. And if we don't it's going to get to an issue. And it starts with the Cowboys."

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