Packers’ potential playoff scenarios entering Week 16
With just two weeks left in the regular season, the Green Bay Packers have clinched a spot in the playoffs. They could land anywhere from the first seed to the sixth seed.
For the first time since the 2016 season, the Packers are headed back to the postseason. It’s an exciting feeling to be relevant again, even though a lot of critics out there don’t believe the Packers are as good as their 11-3 record would suggest. I get it, the Packers have struggled to put teams away, allowing them to come back and make games close when they should be blowouts.
However, they are still playing NFL teams. They all have talented players. The message that came out of the Packers’ locker room was that they may be ugly wins, but they won’t apologize for being 11-3, nor should they.
They are 7-1 at home, their only loss being to the Philadelphia Eagles back in Week 4 when Davante Adams went down with a toe injury. Otherwise, they have been tough to beat at home. If the Packers can win their next two games, they will have at least the second seed in the NFC, giving them home-field advantage up until the NFC Championship.
I’d also like to point out, the Packers have been very good in close games. In games decided by eight points or less, the Packers have a record of 7-1. Granted, a few of those games shouldn’t have been within eight points, but I think experiencing close games will be significant come playoff time.
With just two weeks left of the regular season, the Pack sits at number two, but the NFC is still completely up for the grabs. The Packers could finish in first, or tumble all the way down to sixth. There are four spots Green Bay could end up in come the playoffs. Let’s take a look at what would need to happen for the Packers to end up in any of those scenarios.