The Inexperienced Bay Packers need assistance heading into the postseason, and far of it was delivered on Christmas Eve.
Particular person losses by the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, New York Giants and Washington Commanders on Saturday all could have boosted the Packers’ more and more hopeful playoff probabilities. As a substitute, the Packers unwrapped the proper Christmas Eve current, and all 4 groups misplaced.
The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs beat the Seahawks, the Carolina Panthers beat the Lions, the Minnesota Vikings beat the Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Commanders.
All 4 groups are forward of the Packers within the NFC standings. However how lengthy?
The Dallas Cowboys additionally defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, elevating the chance that Week 18 might imply one thing to each golf equipment.
A highway to the postseason is beginning to look genuinely viable for the Packers. In accordance with The New York Instances and FiveThirtyEight, a victory over the Miami Dolphins at Laborious Rock Stadium on Christmas Day might enhance the Packers’ playoff probabilities to his 30% vary.
Contemplating Matt Raffler’s staff has gained its final three video games, the Seahawks have eight losses and the Lions have eight as nicely, now not factoring into the Packers’ state of affairs. And now the Packers solely want yet one more loss to the Commanders and two extra to the Giants to sneak up on both staff. And bear in mind: the Packers solely must go both the Commander or the Giants, not each.
In fact, vital enterprise is tomorrow. The Packers must beat the Dolphins, and the assistance supplied on Saturday does not imply a lot.
With the proper present on Christmas Eve, can the Packers discover a season-changing win in Miami of their Christmas stockings?
NFC Wildcard Race Thrusts into Christmas
5. Dallas Cowboys (11-4) clinched
6. New York Giants (8-6-1)
7. Washington Commanders (7-7-1)
8. Seattle Seahawks (7-8)
9. Detroit Lions (7-8)
10. Inexperienced Bay Packers (6-8)
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