Packers: What is the best-case scenario in Week 6?
A look at a best-case scenario for the Green Bay Packers in Week 6.
It’s Week 6, and the Green Bay Packers‘ only concern will be with their own game and ensuring they win it.
But what would make the weekend a perfect one for Matt LaFleur’s team?
Let’s take a look at a potential best-case scenario for Week 6, both in the NFC North and the rest of the NFC.
In the NFC North
In an ideal scenario, the Packers would open up a bigger lead atop the NFC North this weekend. Entering the weekend, the 2-1-1 Lions are in second place, so winning the game would mean Matt Patricia’s team fall to 2-2-1 compared to the Packers’ 5-1.
The other game to watch will be Minnesota at home against Philadelphia. The Vikings have been much better at home than on the road, so this is a game they could very well win. But the Eagles have picked up some form in recent weeks with two straight wins.
A loss could be bad news for the Vikings as they’d fall to 3-3 and potentially two games behind the Packers in the division depending on the result of Monday’s game.
The Bears don’t play this week, but at 3-2, they’ll be hoping the Packers don’t get the win.
The best-case scenario for Green Bay is the same as every week: win and Minnesota lose.
The rest of the NFC
The division should be the main focus for the Packers this early in the season, but us fans can take a little look at how the overall NFC standings are shaping up. There’s a lot of football yet to be played and it’s still early days in the 2019 season, but that doesn’t mean a couple of results couldn’t help the Packers’ long-term playoff outlook.
Matt LaFleur’s team is in good shape entering Week 6. Green Bay is third in the NFC with a healthy 3-1 record inside the conference. New Orleans is in second (also 4-1, 3-1 against NFC opponents). San Francisco leads the way at 4-0.
For what it’s worth, the Packers can move into first place in the NFC should they win and the 49ers and Saints both lose.
It also makes sense to root for the AFC teams playing against NFC opponents. The Browns play the Seahawks, the Jaguars host the Saints and the Jets meet the Cowboys.
We can’t look too much into the NFC standings, and Green Bay’s path to the playoffs is as simple as winning the division. But losses for NFC teams with a winning record would certainly help, as would AFC teams beating NFC teams.
But regardless of how the other games go on Sunday, a Packers win on Monday night is all that truly matters.