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What Tampa Bay’s win over Green Bay in Week 15 means for NFL playoff picture in NFC North, South

Tampa Bay went up to Lambeau Field and took down Green Bay on Sunday. We break down what it means for the NFC playoff picture.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Green Bay Packers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-7) went up to Lambeau Field this afternoon and picked up its third straight win, taking down the Green Bay Packers (6-8) in a 34-20 victory. Baker Mayfield had his best performance of the season, throwing for 381 yards with four touchdowns in the contest. A 52-yard strike to David Moore late in the fourth put them up by two touchdowns and put the game out of reach.

With the victory, Tampa Bay maintains its grip at the top of the NFC South standings. New Orleans also improved to 7-7 with its victory over the Giants on Sunday, but the Bucs own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Saints. They are also now a game ahead of Atlanta, who were upset by Carolina by way of a last-second field goal. If the season ended at this exact moment, the Buccaneers would be the No. 4 seed in the NFC and would host a Wild Card game against the Eagles.

With the loss, Green Bay is now on the outside looking in as the No. 11 seed in the NFC. The loss also officially eliminated the Packers from NFC North title contention, so they’ll spend the final three weeks scrapping for one of the last Wild Card spots.

Tampa Bay will return home next Sunday to host Jacksonville for its Week 16 matchup. Meanwhile, Green Bay will visit Carolina.