The Green Bay Packers (7-8) are playing their best football of the season. Setting themselves up with home games against the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions. Both the biggest games of the year.
Even bigger should the Washington Commanders lose one of their final games. A resulting loss combined with Green Bay winning out would send the Packers to the Playoffs via the wild card.
Simultaneously eliminating both the Commanders and Lions, securing the sixth seed at best. Depending on how the New York Giants finish their regular season.
Experts agree. With two games left in the regular season, the Packers not only have the highest odds of securing a wild card spot, they have the sixth-highest odds (+3500) to reach the Super Bowl out of the NFC.
1. Philadelphia Eagles (+170)
2. San Francisco 49ers (+225)
3.Dallas Cowboys (+450)
4.Minnesota Vikings (+900)
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+1800)
Major factors being the re-emergence of QB Aaron Rodgers, RB Aaron Jones having a career year, rookie WR’s Christain Watson and Romeo Doubs and the defense overcoming the loss of Rashan Gary.
Seven weeks ago, the Green Bay Packers had a 12% chance to make the playoffs, jumping to a 77% chance today.
An enormous statement for where the Packers were as opposed to now. Going from 3-6 (last in the NFC North) to nearing a playoff birth.