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NFL playoff picture: Who to root for in Week 18 if you are a Green Bay Packers fan

Week 18 is here and the Green Bay Packers are in the playoff picture. Who should Packers fans root for to help their chances?

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The Packers are in the NFC Wild Card race and will have the opportunity to secure either the sixth or seventh seed in Week 18. 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 a playoff berth.

Packers vs. Bears

The Packers will be looking for their second win over the Bears in Week 18. Chicago is looking much better than they were when these two teams last faced off in September, but the Packers still enter as 3-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.

If the Packers beat the Bears, they will earn a playoff berth in the NFC. If the Rams lose to the 49ers, the Packers would earn the No. 6 seed, and if the Rams win, Green Bay lands at No. 7.

Result: Packers beat the Bears 17-9 to secure a playoff spot.

Seahawks vs. Cardinals

If the Packers don’t beat the Bears, there are still a few ways that they can back into the playoffs. In any of these scenarios, though, the Seahawks have to lose to the Cardinals. In the case of a Packers loss, Green Bay fans should be pulling for Arizona. The Seahawks are 2.5-point favorites.

Vikings vs. Lions

If the Packers lose to Chicago, they will also need the Lions to beat the Vikings to keep Minnesota out of the Wild Card race. The Lions enter as 3-point home favorites.

Result: Detroit took down Minnesota 30-20 on Sunday. The Vikings have been eliminated from playoff contention.