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What Is Wrong With The Green Bay Packers?

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Nov. 22, 2016), we chat about the Green Bay Packers’ continued struggles and ponder what might turn their season around. We then move to Thanksgiving Day football, which this year — for the first time since 1935 — features three games in which all teams are .500 or better. In anticipation, we explore the history behind which NFL teams play on Thanksgiving Day and debate the merits of trying to make the Thanksgiving schedule more like the NBA on Christmas. Finally, ESPN insider Mike Goodman joins us to discuss the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann, the U.S. men’s national soccer team coach; the return of coach Bruce Arena; and whether we should expect the USMNT to make it to the World Cup in 2018. Plus, FiveThirtyEight’s Ben Casselman drops by with a significant digit — and a warning!

Chadwick Matlin was a deputy managing editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Kate Fagan is a writer for espnW and a regular panelist on the FiveThirtyEight sports podcast Hot Takedown.

Neil Paine was the acting sports editor at FiveThirtyEight.