As the 2022 NFL approached, there was little doubt from fans, pundits and betters that the Packers would return to the playoffs for a fourth straight season under Matt LaFleurs’ fourth year as head coach. Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur However, with back-to-back MVP Aaron Rodgers at the helm and one of the most talented defenses the Packers have seen since the 2010/2011 Super Bowl-winning season, there was still positivity around Lambeau Field before Week 1 against the Vikings. Now we come to the end of week 8, and no Packers fan could have foreseen what a mess this team has become. With four straight losses, the Pack are now three point five games back of the division leaders, the Minnesota Vikings, who seem to be cruising to their first divisional title in 4 years. So what is the cause for the Packers’ downfall, but why are there still reasons for optimism?