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NFL playoff picture: Who to root for in Week 17 if you are a Washington Commanders fan

Week 17 is here and the Washington Commanders are hanging on to their playoff berth. Who should Commanders fans root for to help their chances?

Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium.  Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Results update: The Packers beat the Vikings, which takes the Commanders out of the playoff hunt entirely.

Results update: The Browns beat the Commanders 24-10, keeping them from any chance of of securing a playoff spot, but not eliminating them just yet.

The Washington Commanders have had an impressive season to say the least. They have had their up and downs, but in spite of struggling quarterback play they have found a way to win seven games and have a strong chance at making the playoffs. While there is another scenario, they can win out and make the playoffs. It’s up to them which is what you always want. This week, they take on the Cleveland Browns at 1 p.m. ET at FedEx Stadium in Landover.

If you are a Commanders fan, you’ll have a few games you’ll be paying attention to as they look to improve their chances of a playoff berth.

Seahawks vs. Jets

Results update: The Seahawks beat the Jets, but the Packers winning will be the final blow to the Commanders season.

The Seahawks losing a game is one thing the Commanders need in the other scenario. They would also need to win a game. Commanders fans should be rooting for the Jets this week.

The Jets are 2-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Lions vs. Bears

Results update: The Lions beat the Bears pretty easily, which was the opposite of what the Commanders needed to happen.

The Commanders also need a loss from the Lions and could get it this week or next week. They will take on the Green Bay Packers in Week 18 which could be for a playoff berth, so the Commanders have a good shot at getting one more Lions loss.

The Lions are a 5.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Packers vs. Vikings

Results update: The Packers beat the Vikings, eliminating the Commanders from playoff contention.

A Packers loss is the last thing the Commanders would need if they want to get in the playoffs with just one more win. They would have to root for it this week as this is the tougher opponent between them and the Lions in my opinion.

The Packers are a 3.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.