Packers: Four teams to root for in Week 12 in race for NFC’s top seed

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Which teams can help the Packers in Week 12?

We’re fast approaching the home-stretch of the season and it’s now that playoff standings are starting to matter. The Green Bay Packers are right in the mix for the NFC’s top seed although they were knocked out of first place after losing to the Indianapolis Colts last week.

If the Packers run the table they’ll finish 13-3 which could very well be enough for the top seed in the conference. It’s unlikely that happens, however. To get the top seed, the Packers will need to win almost all of their games and also get some help along the way.

We’ll all be rooting for a Packers victory on Sunday night against the Chicago Bears, but these four teams can also help in Week 12.

Denver Broncos (vs. Saints)

The New Orleans Saints currently lead the NFC, one game ahead of the Packers with an 8-2 record. But the Packers crucially hold the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Saints after beating them earlier in the season.

All Green Bay needs is to match New Orleans’ record and if it’s a two-team tie, the higher seed will go to the Packers.

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