3 games for Packers fans to watch during Week 14 bye

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The Green Bay Packers don’t have a game on Sunday, but there are a few matchups to keep a close eye on.

Green Bay still has a chance of making the postseason but will require some help in the coming weeks.

Sunday afternoon would be the perfect time for some results to go the Packers’ way. Here are three games to watch this weekend:

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

The Packers have five wins, the Giants have seven and a head-to-head tiebreaker over Green Bay. But if you need some encouragement, New York has to play against the Philadelphia Eagles twice and the Minnesota Vikings.

The Giants need to lose four games for the Packers to have a chance to overtake them. Unlikely? Yes. But the Eagles could hand them one of those four defeats this week.

Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks

It’s probably more likely the Packers can overtake the Seattle Seahawks than the Giants.

Seattle has games against the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, and New York Jets to come.

If the Carolina Panthers can upset the Seahawks before Seattle takes on those three opponents, it could give Green Bay some hope.

The Seahawks will be expected to win this game at home against the Panthers, but you never know. Any given Sunday.

Could a Panthers victory open the door for the Packers in the playoff race?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers are 8-4 and likely too far ahead of the Packers heading into the final five games of the season.

However, there is a ‘but’. Following Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury, Brock Purdy is the starting quarterback for San Francisco. Yes, he did help the 49ers win last week, but we’re still talking about a rookie quarterback yet to make his first NFL start.

Their remaining schedule isn’t easy, with games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Commanders, Las Vegas Raiders, and Arizona Cardinals to come.