By now I am sure most of you have heard that the Green Bay Packers have less than a two percent chance to make the playoffs. It has been covered by most news outlets ever since they lost to the Eagles on Sunday night. However, as Aaron Rodgers once said, they aren’t dead yet. If Green Bay is going to cling to their playoff hopes, they need these three teams to lose on Sunday. This is obviously on top of Green Bay beating Chicago. That is a must in any of these situations.
Game Number One: New York Giants Vs Washington Commanders
Washington is currently the seventh seed. Green Bay likely needs to target the seventh spot, so the Commanders need to lose multiple games. If the Packers win and the Commanders lose, Green Bay would move to 5-8, Washington 7-6. One step closer to that goal. The New York Giants (7-4) will be at home and hope to take advantage. It would be beneficial for the Packers if they did.
Game Number Two: Los Angeles Rams Vs Seattle Seahawks
While the Seahawks are currently out of the playoffs, they are yet another team that Green Bay needs to overtake. At 6-5, a loss to the Rams would have them fall to .500 and would be big for Green Bay. While Green Bay would still only be 5-8 if they beat Chicago, it would be step in the right direction.
Game Number Three: Detroit Lions Vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Yes, we currently live in a world where we need the Lions to lose in order for the Packers to make the playoffs. This game isn’t as urgent as the first two. The Packers and Lions will meet later in the season. That coupled with the fact that the Lions are only slightly ahead with a 4-7 record compared to the Packers’ 4-8. However, Detroit plays an AFC team, so it would be the perfect week for a loss.
All three of these games hinge (obviously) on Green Bay taking care of business in Chicago. That will be the first order of business each and every week. However, they will need help in order to get to the playoffs and these three would help Green Bay in week 13.
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