For the Green Bay Packers to make the postseason, they’ll need to win these five games.
When the Green Bay Packers take to the field for their regular season opener against the Chicago Bears, it will be 956 days since their last playoff game, a trip to the NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons. The Packers’ journey to the postseason will begin at Soldier Field and will feature many tough games throughout the year. But which games must Green Bay win to return to the playoffs?
While road games against the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers should produce entertaining contests, and every win counts, they are near the bottom of importance for the Packers. Both games are on the road against AFC teams, which won’t factor into potential tiebreakers as much as divisional games or meetings with NFC opponents will.
When determining the most important games on the schedule, it’s not just about how good the opponent is, but more how the victory will impact the standings.
Winning 10 or more games will give the Packers a great chance, but some victories will increase their playoff odds more than others. And with that in mind, for the Packers to make it back to the postseason for the first time since 2016, here are five games they need to win.