Results: The Packers are the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Green Bay is currently thumping the Vikings on Sunday Night Football and the Cowboys lost to the Cardinals.
The Green Bay Packers head into Week 17 in firm control of their playoff destiny. The Packers are 12-3 and sit in first place in the NFC North. They have a one game lead on the division-leading Cowboys, Rams, and Buccaneers. Dallas has a chance to get the tiebreaker edge, but DraftKings Sportsbook has pulled the NFC No. 1 seed odds off the board.
The Packers host the Vikings this weekend on Sunday Night Football with a chance to formally lock down the No. 1 seed. They clinch the No. 1 seed with any of the following three scenarios:
- GB win + DAL loss or tie OR
- GB tie + DAL loss + LAR loss + TB loss or tie OR
- GB tie + DAL loss + LAR tie + TB loss
No win is guaranteed, but the Packers will be facing a Vikings squad playing without Kirk Cousins due to COVID-19. Sean Mannion is expected to start in his place. The Packers are in position to firm up their playoff positioning on their own, but if you are a Packers fan, you’ll have a few games you’ll be paying attention to as they look to improve their chances of clinching the No. 1 seed.
Cardinals vs. Cowboys
This one is the most straight forward because the Cowboys have the tiebreaker edge in conference record. Whether or not Green Bay beats Minnesota, they want to see Dallas stay a step back. The Cowboys are 6.5-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Rams vs. Ravens
Bucs vs. Jets
The Packers have the head-to-head tiebreaker over LA and currently have the conference record tiebeaker over the Bucs. Losses by either eliminate them from the No. 1 seed conversation.
The Rams are six-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook while the Bucs are 14-point favorites.