Dallas Cowboys (at Bears)
It all starts on Thursday night. The result of this game won’t have a significant impact on the Packers’ season right now, but a Dallas Cowboys win would be nice. While a loss for the Cowboys would hurt their own playoff chances, it won’t do much for the Packers. They are three games behind the Packers, and Green Bay owns the head-to-head tiebreaker. In the event the two teams were competing for a wild-card berth, it would take a miracle for the Cowboys to finish ahead.
The Chicago Bears have fallen short of expectations so far this season, but they are still just about alive in the NFC North race. By winning out, they’d finish 10-6. As things stand, that could be enough for a division win.
But if the Bears lose and fall to 6-7, the best outcome in their final three games would be a 9-7 record. With the Packers already at 9-3, they’d need just one victory in the final four weeks to guarantee a higher position in the standings than their oldest rivals.
Again, this game isn’t like to have too much importance in the standings for the Packers once it’s all said and done. But if the Bears do win, it’d be their third straight, giving them some momentum ahead of a trip to Lambeau Field next week.
How ’bout them Cowboys?