The Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears in Week 18 to earn a Wild Card berth and grab the No. 7 seed in the NFC. Wins over the Vikings, Chiefs, and Lions in the second half of the season propelled them to a 9-8 record after a 2-5 start. They set themselves up for the final week of the season for a win-and-in situation. They will face the No. 2 Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
2024 Wild Card round matchup
Packers vs Cowboys
Sunday, 4:30 ET
Green Bay and Dallas have not met since 2022, when the Packers defeated the Cowboys in overtime. Dallas has home-field advantage here as the higher seed and enters as a 7.5-point favorite. The Cowboys have yet to lose at home this season.
The Packers picked things up partway through the season after a 2-5 start. Quarterback Jordan Love began to adjust to the Green Bay offense, and as things ran more smoothly, the Packers grabbed big wins in the second half of the season. The Cowboys were a dominant 12-5 this season, and will be one of the tougher defenses that Green Bay has faced this year.