What are the best- and worst-case scenarios for the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs?
The Green Bay Packers have the week off after wrapping up a first-round bye in last week’s victory over the Detroit Lions. They can now sit back and get healthy in preparation for next week’s challenge, a home game against an opponent to be determined in the wild-card round this weekend.
We know that team won’t be the Minnesota Vikings as they are the lowest seed in the NFC. Should they defeat the New Orleans Saints this weekend, they’d go on to face the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round. The Packers would then host the winner of the Philadelphia Eagles-Seattle Seahawks game.
The Packers are two wins away from reaching the Super Bowl for the first time in nine years. But there are many paths they could take to getting there, which will be determined by the results in the other games in the NFC playoffs. Some paths would be easier than others.
As Green Bay enjoys its bye week and perhaps adds some new pieces to the playbook on both sides of the ball for the postseason, let’s take a look at both the best- and worst-case scenarios for each round of the playoffs, should they make it that far.