Packers’ potential playoff scenarios entering Week 16

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No. 1 seed

With the 49ers losing last week to the Falcons and Seattle getting rocked by the Rams the week before, it’s evident that both of those teams are beatable and can stumble, however unlikely it is to happen.

If the Packers take care of business on their end and get some help, they could land the number one seed, but again, they’ll need some help.

What needs to happen

The Packers win at Minnesota and in Detroit, winning the division with a 13-3 record.

Also, the 49ers lose to the Rams then beat the Seahawks in Week 17.


The Seahawks lose at home to the Cardinals then beat the 49ers in Week 17.

Should the Packers win their next two games, they will be sitting in a good spot. I think the path that is the most likely is the 49ers losing to the Rams. After seeing what the Rams did to Seahawks in Week 14, they could pull it off. The 49ers will, however, have to travel to Seattle, where it is always tough to win, in Week 17.

The Seahawks, on the other hand, will host the Cardinals in Week 16 and then the 49ers in Week 17. With as hard as it is to win in Seattle, it’s tough to see them losing to the Cardinals, but if they do, that could set the table for the Packers to claim the top spot with a win over the 49ers in the final week of the regular season.

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The NFC is still messy and so much can happen. We will know a lot more about where Green Bay will land in the playoffs after next week. Obviously we want two Packer wins, but we should also be cheering for the Rams and Cardinals this week.