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Here's how the Packers could still win the No. 1 seed in the NFC

Posted at 4:24 PM, Dec 16, 2019

GREEN BAY — After the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers have a much higher chance at the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

The Packers are at the top of the NFC North standings. But when it comes to the NFC as a whole, Green Bay sits in second with the Seattle Seahawks taking the No. 1 spot.

But, there is still hope for the Packers. While it won't be easy, the Packers still have a shot at snatching that No. 1 seed from Seattle.

With just two weeks left in regular season football, there are three teams we need to keep our eyes on: the Seahawks, the 49ers, and our Packers. For the Packers to take the No. 1 seed, here's what we need to see happen:

  • The Packers need to win their last two games
  • The 49ers need to lose at least one game
  • The Seahawks need to lose at least one game
  • To sweeten that up a little, let's note that the 49ers play the Seahawks in Week 17. One of them has to lose that matchup.

In week 16, the Seahawks take on the Cardinals, the 49ers take on the Rams, and the Packers take on the Vikings. Let's just say, it's going to be stressful two weeks of football. But hey, either way, the Packers are playoff-bound.

Check out ESPN's Playoff Machine to simulate game results and see how they affect the playoff seeding. To give it a try, click here.