Packers: 3 teams that can help in playoff race in Week 12

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The Green Bay Packers aren’t officially out of playoff contention yet. And while there’s still a chance, we can hope.

To make the postseason, the Packers most likely need to win out and get some help along the way.

So, which teams can provide some of that help in Week 12?

Las Vegas Raiders (at Seattle Seahawks)

If the Packers are going to make the playoffs, they could do with some help from Davante Adams.

Adams and the Las Vegas Raiders take on the Seattle Seahawks this week. Seattle is currently the seventh seed in the NFC with a 6-4 record. Green Bay has to target that seventh seed, as it’s unrealistic to catch teams higher in the standings.

The San Francisco 49ers look like the best team in the NFC West and could pull ahead in the division, meaning the Seahawks would be battling for a wild-card berth.

If the Raiders beat the Seahawks, the Packers will have a chance to close the gap.

Atlanta Falcons (at Washington Commanders)

The Washington Commanders hold a two-game lead over the Packers and have the head-to-head tiebreaker. Green Bay needs Washington to lose a few games.

It’s not ideal that they play the Atlanta Falcons, another team ahead of the Packers in the NFC. However, a Falcons win would give both Atlanta and Washington a 6-6 record. Green Bay could then move closer with a win at Philadelphia, improving its record to 5-7.

That’s a better scenario than Atlanta going to 5-7 but Washington moving to 7-5.

Buffalo Bills (at Detroit Lions)

If the Packers win out, they will at least match the Detroit Lions’ record, as the two teams play in Week 18. However, the Buffalo Bills could make it a bit easier by defeating them on Thanksgiving.

Detroit is ahead of Green Bay in the NFC standings entering Week 12.