NFC standings Week 11: Packers lose ground after defeat

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers‘ road to a wild-card berth got even tougher in Week 11.

They would need some help after their disappointing Thursday night defeat to the Tennessee Titans, but results haven’t exactly gone their way.

Green Bay already had a mountain to climb to secure a playoff spot. It will now take a miracle.

Sunday’s results saw the Packers drop to 12th in the NFC. Here are the updated standings:

NFC standings in Week 11: Packers need a miracle

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (9-1)
  2. Minnesota Vikings (8-2)
  3. Seattle Seahawks (6-4)
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5)
  5. New York Giants (7-3)
  6. Dallas Cowboys (7-3)
  7. San Francisco 49ers (5-4)
  8. Washington Commanders (6-5)
  9. Atlanta Falcons (5-6)
  10. Detroit Lions (4-6)
  11. Arizona Cardinals (4-6)
  12. Green Bay Packers (4-7)
  13. New Orleans Saints (4-7)
  14. Los Angeles Rams (3-7)
  15. Carolina Panthers (3-8)
  16. Chicago Bears (3-8)

Not great.

After last week’s win over the Dallas Cowboys, the Packers moved up to ninth in the conference. But following this weekend’s games, Green Bay is down three positions.

The Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions moved ahead with victories on Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals climbed above the Packers before they even played. Green Bay’s loss gave Arizona a better record.

To make matters worse, some of the teams in front of Green Bay pulled further ahead.

The Washington Commanders defeated the Houston Texans to build a two-game lead over the Packers, plus they hold the head-to-head tiebreaker. That’s effectively a three-game cushion. And the Commanders aren’t even in a playoff position.

The Dallas Cowboys pulled ahead, crushing the Minnesota Vikings 40-3. At least that was fun.

The San Francisco 49ers remain the seventh seed with a 5-4 record, but they play Monday night. They have played two fewer games than Green Bay but have one more win. Victory over the Arizona Cardinals would put daylight between them and the Packers.

Yep, it’s sure not looking too great about a potential playoff berth this season.