Packers: Three teams that can help them in Week 12
The Eagles, Panthers and Ravens can all help the Packers this weekend.
The most important thing for the Green Bay Packers is to put in a good performance after their bye week and get the victory on the road against the San Francisco 49ers.
But win or lose, they can get some help from around the league.
Along with hoping the Packers beat the 49ers, here are three teams to support in Week 12:
Philadelphia Eagles (vs. Seahawks)
If the Seattle Seahawks lose at least one game between now and the end of the season and the Packers win out, Green Bay would be the number one seed in the NFC.
The Packers need the Seahawks to lose a game at some point, and they have a tough matchup in Week 12 on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles. If the Eagles can get the win on Sunday afternoon, the Packers would go into their game at Levi’s Stadium in control of their destiny.
Carolina Panthers (at Saints)
But it’s hard to imagine the Packers winning all six of their games, which means they’ll also need some of their NFC rivals to drop a game or two along the way. The New Orleans Saints are the third seed currently, one position below the Packers, but they matched Green Bay’s 8-2 record with a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.
The Saints have a favorable schedule the rest of the way, which makes them a serious contender for the top seed. Let’s hope for an upset loss at home to their division opponents.
Baltimore Ravens (at Rams)
This game is less important to the Packers, but it’s worth including.
As things stand, the Los Angeles Rams would miss out on the playoffs. But they are the only team in the NFC playoff picture with a winning record currently not in a playoff position.
If the Packers don’t win their division, they’ll likely end up with one of the two wild-card berths. But the Rams are currently in contention for one of those spots too. If Green Bay loses and Los Angeles wins on Sunday, the Rams would only be a game behind.
I’m not convinced the Rams are good enough to win consistently and they have a tough schedule coming up. But a Baltimore Ravens win would increase Green Bay’s playoff odds just a little bit more.