Green Bay Packers and 4 Teams in the Most Trouble After Week 5

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Green Bay Packers and 4 Teams in the Most Trouble After Week 5
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The Green Bay Packers are in deep trouble after losing to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5, and this team isn't alone.

The Packers weren't supposed to lose three games all year—let alone after five games. This team had seriously high expectations, and for good reason.

Aaron Rodgers won the MVP award last year, and the team only lost a single game all season long. The team's horrible defense of a year ago was supposedly going to be much improved after devoting most of the 2012 NFL draft to that cause, and if anything, we all wondered if the Packers could go undefeated. 

Instead, after five games the Packers are two games out of the NFC North divisional lead. The Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears are both 4-1 right now, and both teams are trending up. 

The Packers are in danger of missing the playoffs altogether if they don't drastically improve on defense and in pass protection. 

There are four other teams this season that aren't living up to expectations, and if these teams don't make a quick about-face, the playoffs will elude them in 2012.


Note: I'm not including teams like the Cleveland Browns or Oakland Raiders, as teams of their caliber weren't expected to win this year, anyway. 

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