NFC standings Week 18: Packers win and in playoffs

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Win, and the Green Bay Packers are in. Here’s a look at the NFC standings entering Week 18.

The Green Bay Packers find themselves one win away from an unlikely playoff berth.

Few would’ve predicted at 4-8 that they would control their destiny entering the regular-season finale, but here they are.

They will host the Detroit Lions on Sunday Night Football with an opportunity to clinch the NFC’s seventh seed.

There’s a lot to play for in the NFC this week.

NFC standings Week 18: Packers win and in

Playoff spots

1. Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)
2. San Francisco 49ers (12-4)
3. Minnesota Vikings (12-4)
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-8)
5. Dallas Cowboys (12-4)
6. New York Giants (9-6-1)
7. Seattle Seahawks (8-8)

The top six teams have all clinched playoff spots, but seeding is up for grabs. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are locked into the four seed, while the New York Giants have secured the sixth.

The Philadelphia Eagles need a win or tie to clinch the top seed but could fall as low as the fifth seed if they lose. The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys can still earn the one seed, while the Minnesota Vikings will end up second or third.

While the Seattle Seahawks are in a playoff position currently, they don’t control their destiny.

Even if they win, they will need the Packers to lose to hold onto the seventh seed.

In the hunt

8. Detroit Lions (8-8)
9. Green Bay Packers (8-8)

The Packers will take the seventh seed with a victory over the Lions on Sunday night. Detroit and Seattle would miss out.

Detroit’s only path to the postseason requires beating Green Bay at Lambeau Field and Seattle losing to the Los Angeles Rams.

There is everything to play for in Week 18.

Meanwhile, seven teams in the NFC have now been eliminated.


10. Washington Commanders (7-8-1)
11. New Orleans Saints (7-9)
12. Carolina Panthers (6-10)
13. Atlanta Falcons (6-10)
14. Los Angeles Rams (5-11)
15. Arizona Cardinals (4-12)
16. Chicago Bears (3-13)