NFC standings Week 13: Packers remain alive in playoff race

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With a season-saving victory over the Chicago Bears, the Green Bay Packers just about kept their playoff hopes alive on Sunday afternoon.

The Packers now enter their bye week, and they will need to be perfect in their final four games to climb the NFC standings and make it into the playoffs.

Along with the Packers’ win, the New York Giants and Washington Commanders tied, while the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions won.

Here are the updated NFC standings following the games on Sunday afternoon:

NFC standings Week 13: Packers stay alive

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

Green Bay got the job done at Soldier Field, but results didn’t exactly go the team’s way elsewhere.

None of the teams directly ahead of the Packers lost.

The Detroit Lions kept their advantage with a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Los Angeles Rams to move back into the playoff spots.

The Washington Commanders and New York Giants, two teams ahead of Green Bay in the playoff picture, tied.

Green Bay will need teams above them to lose during its bye week to prevent the gap becoming too big. The best possible record for Matt LaFleur’s team is 9-8, so the Seahawks are only two wins away from achieving that number.

Making the playoffs remains a long shot for Green Bay, but victory over Chicago keeps the postseason dreams alive for at least another week.

Green Bay will close out the season with games against the Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions. The Packers almost certainly need to win all of them to have a chance.

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