New York Jets (at Los Angeles Rams)
The Packers also need to have one eye on the top two teams from the NFC West. We’ll start with the division-leading Los Angeles Rams.
Sean McVay’s team have bounced back into contention this season and will be a tough team to play against in the playoffs.
Unfortunately, to get some help this week, Green Bay will need the winless New York Jets to pull off the upset of the season. We can dream, right? Maybe the Jets will be willing to ruin their perfect season to help out the Packers.
Again, as long as Green Bay wins, it will remain at least a game ahead of Los Angeles. But a loss to Carolina on Saturday night would allow Los Angeles to close the gap with a win over New York.
The Rams have two tough games to come after this as they take on the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals. Realistically, the Packers will have to hope they lose one of those two final games as it’s not likely to happen this week against the Jets.
Get the job done on Saturday night. That’s Green Bay’s priority. Then if the Jets can pull off a miracle, the Packers would be two games ahead of the Rams.