How Week 11 results impact Packers in NFC playoff race

Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur - Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur - Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports /

Week 11 wasn’t a great one for the Green Bay Packers.

They kicked things off with a disappointing performance on Thursday Night Football, losing comfortably at home to the Tennessee Titans.

But following Sunday’s games, the Packers’ playoff situation becomes even more challenging.

Here’s a recap of some of today’s games and how they impact the Packers.

Chicago Bears 24, Atlanta Falcons 27

The Falcons jump ahead of the Packers in the NFC standings after beating the Bears. Atlanta is now 5-6. It means Green Bay has one more team to overtake to make it into a playoff position.

Washington Commanders 23, Houston Texans 10

The Commanders are one of the many teams ahead of Green Bay. Washington not only has the head-to-head tiebreaker but also pulled two games ahead in the standings.

Philadelphia Eagles 17, Indianapolis Colts 16

While this doesn’t have an impact on the standings from a Packers perspective, it means they will now play a 9-1 Eagles team next week, rather than a team coming off two straight defeats.

Los Angeles Rams 20, New Orleans Saints 27

Again, not a huge impact for Green Bay, although New Orleans did match its record with a win. Both teams are 4-7.

Detroit Lions 31, New York Giants 18

Wow, who saw this coming? The Lions are now ahead of the Packers in the NFC North. The good news? It means Green Bay moves up in the NFL Draft order, so there’s that.

Detroit is 4-6, Green Bay 4-7, and the Lions also have the head-to-head tiebreaker, although the two teams play again later in the season.

Dallas Cowboys 40, Minnesota Vikings 3

OK, that’s funny. There haven’t been too many positive moments this season from a Packers perspective, but this is great.

Well, not as great for the wild-card race. While it was always a long shot that Green Bay could catch Dallas, the Cowboys’ victory improves their record to 7-3.