Packers: 3 teams that can help in playoff race in Week 15

Green Bay Packers, Jaire Alexander, Eric Stokes (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Jaire Alexander, Eric Stokes (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers still need some help to make the playoffs, along with winning their remaining four games.

The Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants lost in Week 14, which was a great start. But more help is required before the Packers host the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football.

In Week 15, here are three teams to root for:

San Francisco 49ers (at Seattle Seahawks)

Week 15 begins with a divisional matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. San Francisco is on fire, having won six in a row.

Seattle, meanwhile, has lost three of its past four games and runs the risk of falling out of playoff contention if it can’t bounce back in the coming weeks.

A loss would put the Seahawks 7-7, which would allow the Packers to pull within one game of them with a victory over the Rams on Monday night.

The Seahawks then play the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 16. This is a huge game.

New York Jets (vs. Detroit Lions)

The Packers can overtake the Detroit Lions by winning out, but it would help if an AFC team could beat them this week.

The Lions have won five of their past six, putting themselves back into playoff contention. Hopefully the New York Jets can hand them a defeat on Sunday, allowing the Packers to tie their record.

Either New York Giants or Washington Commanders (vs. each other)

Anything but a tie will do here. Along with the Seahawks losing multiple games, the Packers need either the New York Giants or Washington Commanders to lose three of their remaining four.

So in many ways, it doesn’t matter which team loses, as long as one of them does. They tied a couple of weeks ago, and the Packers don’t want a repeat of that.

If you want a clear choice, root for the team with the tougher schedule to lose. I’ll let you decide:

Giants’ final three games: at Vikings, vs. Colts, at Eagles

Commanders’ final three games: at 49ers, vs. Browns, vs. Cowboys

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