Entering Week 13, the Green Bay Packers are currently eighth in the 2023 NFL Draft order.
Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears could go a long way to determining which team picks higher in the draft. A Green Bay loss would put both teams at 4-9 on the season with a home win over the other.
If you have given up hope on the Packers’ season and want the team to secure the highest possible draft position, and it’s hard to blame you, here are three teams to cheer on in Week 13:
New Orleans Saints (at Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
The New Orleans Saints sent their first-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles, but their record will determine when that pick is. For now, Philadelphia’s selection from New Orleans is sixth overall. The Saints are 4-8.
They share the Packers’ win-loss record, so a Saints win could have a huge impact on the eventual draft order. Can they get a road division win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
Denver Broncos (at Baltimore Ravens)
Nathaniel Hackett may be able to help out the Packers this week if his team wins. The Denver Broncos have fallen well short of expectations and enter Week 13 with a 3-8 record.
To make it worse for Denver, it sent its first-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks, which means Seattle currently owns the fourth overall pick.
If the Broncos can find a way to start winning some games, they may be able to overtake the Packers in the standings, resulting in a higher draft pick for Green Bay.
Los Angeles Rams (vs. Seattle Seahawks)
Yet another struggling team without a first-round pick. The Los Angeles Rams are 3-8, which means the Detroit Lions are currently set for the third overall pick.
But the defending Super Bowl champions aren’t far behind the Packers in the standings and visit Lambeau Field in a few weeks.