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GREEN BAY Vince Biegel Color Rush Jersey , Wis. 鈥?As the Packers look to end their road futility, coach Mike McCarthy would like to see another turn of events transpire when they play the rival Minnesota Vikings in prime time on Sunday.“We definitely need turnovers,” McCarthy said Friday. “That’s always been a staple of our success here, and Sunday night will hopefully be that game.”Easier said than done, however.More Packers coverage from FOX Sports WisconsinProtecting QB Aaron Rodgers will be Packers’ priority vs. BearsPackers place starting guard Bell on IR, sign OL SiragusaStaTuesday: Packers’ Rodgers sets record with INT-free streakPackers Snap Counts: Patrick shows fight in first startUpon Further Review: Packers vs. FalconsNot only is Green Bay’s playoff hopes teetering because of an 0-5 record away from Lambeau Field, but its defense is struggling to take away the football.“We need that,” veteran linebacker Clay Matthews said. “I think we’ve played really good defense. It’s just that the turnovers haven’t really been in our favor.”The Packers (4-5-1) rank among the NFL’s best this season defending the pass, bolstered by 34 sacks, but they are near the bottom with only 12 takeaways. Just six of those have been interceptions – three by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who’s no longer on the Packers.It’s been that type of head-scratching season in Green Bay.“It’s tough, man,” said veteran defensive back Tramon Williams. “Out of the sacks, the big plays haven’t been coming, the ill-advised throws haven’t been coming. We’ve just kind of been getting sacks, and that’s it, not making a big-impact play off it.”Not helping matters is a Packers secondary that has been shuffled by roster turnover and injuries for most of the season.“We’ve still got guys who are very capable of getting the job done ,” asserted Williams, who switched from cornerback to safety three games ago after the Packers sent Clinton-Dix to Washington in a surprising midseason trade.Just who will line up with Williams on the back end of Green Bay’s defense against the Vikings’ dangerous passing game is uncertain.7View Gallery Gallery:Upon Further Review: Packers at SeahawksAP | APThe Packers have four defensive backs on the injury report. Starting safety Kentrell Brice, who missed Green Bay’s last game with an ankle injury, and cornerbacks Kevin King (hamstring) and Bashaud Breeland (groin) are all questionable to play Sunday.“As I tell the staff, as the injuries pile up and we’re continuing to have to juggle, I say, ‘Check the mail. There’s not going to be any sympathy cards from around the league,'” first-year Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said.Especially from the Vikings (5-4-1), who are just ahead of Green Bay in second place in the NFC North and have the league’s most prolific pass-catching tandem with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.The Packers had only one takeaway – an interception by Clinton-Dix – as the combination of quarterback Kirk Cousins (425 passing yards, four touchdowns), Thielen and Diggs rallied Minnesota from a late 13-point deficit to a 29-29 tie at Green Bay in Week 2.What remains of Green Bay’s secondary hopes to flip the script in the rematch. Indicative of their struggles on the road, the Packers have forced just two turnovers in those five games.“We’ve just got to do our job on the back end and get the ball,” rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander said.NOTES: The Packers’ defense will be without DL Mike Daniels (foot) and LB Nick Perry (knee) on Sunday. Daniels moved around in the locker room Friday on a knee scooter with a large cast on his lower left leg. Daniels isn’t sure if he will play again this season after suffering the injury in the loss at Seattle on Nov. 15. … WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) and TE Jimmy Graham, who broke a thumb in the last game, also are questionable for Sunday night. GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers are winless on the road and there are questions about coach Mike McCarthy’s job security.Packers CoverageBucks’ Wes Matthews loves Wisconsin, is a Vikings fanPreview: Packers look to slow Vikings’ revitalized run gameTop Tweets: Yelich thanks fans for support after season-ending injuryAmos sparks rebuilt Packers defense in debutPackers to be tested again by familiar foe in Zimmer Quinten Rollins Jersey , VikingsPackers’ new-look defense carries offense in season openerPackers Snap Counts: New coach LaFleur gets TEs involvedUpon Further Review: Packers at BearsPHOTOS: Packers at BearsDefense leads the way as Packers top Bears in openerHowever they enter Sunday night’s game at Minnesota trailing the Vikings by just one game for the final NFC wild-card spot.“We fully understand where we are. We understand what our record is,” McCarthy said on Monday. “We need to win on the road. That’s something we haven’t done.”The game against the Vikings will be Green Bay’s fourth road game in five games coming out of their bye. They were tied or ahead in the fourth quarter at the Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots and again on Thursday against the Seattle Seahawks, but lost all three games.The bad news for the Packers is that the latest defeat left them at 4-5-1. The good news is the NFC playoff chase is jumbled. While Chicago seized control of the NFC North race with its victory over Minnesota on Sunday night, the Vikings (5-4-1) lead the Seattle Seahawks (5-5), Dallas Cowboys (5-5) and Packers in the pursuit for the last playoff spot.“We understand that there’s still a lot of football left,” safety Tramon Williams said. “As long as there’s a lot of football left, we know that we have a chance to be where we want to be at. Will it be easy? No, but we’re optimistic.”Having played on Thursday, the Packers got a short break to get ready for that game in Seattle. Four starters didn’t travel to Seattle because of injuries — receiver Randall Cobb, safety Kentrell Brice, cornerback Kevin King and outside linebacker Nick Perry.Tight end Jimmy Graham suffered a broken thumb during the first half and defensive tackle Mike Daniels sustained a foot injury during the second half. McCarthy said Graham “intends to try to play” while Daniels will miss a couple of weeks.The return of Cobb and Graham could bolster an inconsistent offense. Green Bay ranks eighth in yards, but only 13th in points because of mediocre production on third down (19th) and in the red zone (14th). Cobb had a huge game in a come-from-behind-victory over Chicago in Week 1 with nine catches for 142 yards, including the game-winning, 75-yard touchdown.Over the past nine games, however, he’s been inactive five times and caught 17 passes for 116 yards and no touchdowns. Graham is second on the team with 34 receptions Brett Hundley Color Rush Jersey , but has only one catch in three of his past four games.“Everybody is very frustrated. Nobody wants to lose games,” Cobb said. “We don’t go out and work every day in the offseason to come into the season in shape and go through training camp and beat each other up in training camp and go through seasons and lose games. Nobody wants to do that. That’s not fun. We want to win games and we’ve won a lot around here. We’ve got to find a way to get back on track.”The Packers are running out of time, regardless of what the playoff standings suggest. A sixth consecutive road loss on Sunday would put Green Bay two games behind Minnesota (plus the head-to-head tiebreaker) with five to play.Still, the Packers have a chance. They were 4-6 at this point in the 2016 season and reached the NFC championship came. Among the four primary challengers for the last playoff spot, the Packers have the easiest remaining schedule. Their final six opponents have a combined winning percentage of (.425), followed by the Seahawks (.442), Cowboys (.500) and Vikings (.542).“Our reality, it’s where we expect to be,” McCarthy said. “Regardless of what anybody’s opinion is, we expect to complete the goal that we set out back in April. That’s the big-picture focus. But it’s not anything we’re talking about right now.“Because part of the message today, there’s not a whole lot to talk about. We know where we are, we knew this four-game stretch was going to be a challenge, we didn’t hit the target as well as we’d like, but now we have six seven-day stretches here. We have full intentions of going to Minnesota and winning this game.”
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