The Green Bay Packers handled their business on Sunday, beating the Panthers 33-30 on a last minute field goal. It was a lot more work than Packers fans wanted, but Green Bay got the win and kept their relatively faint playoff hopes alive.
The Packers are 7-8 and sitting in tenth place in the NFC playoff standings. They are tied with the Vikings, Falcons, and Saints, with all four teams sitting behind the 8-7 Rams and Seahawks for the final two wild card berths. Green Bay needs a lot of help to climb into the playoff bracket.
Green Bay Packers current odds
Week 17: @ Vikings
Week 18: vs. Bears
Green Bay is an unpredictable team. They lost at home to the Vikings and now have to go up to Minneapolis in a must-win game. Nick Mullens is enough of a wild card that I think the Vikings come up short in that game. The Bears are all over the place, but remain inferior to the Packers. I’ll predict two wins to close out the season, but I could see anything from 2-0 to 1-1 to 0-2 and none of it would surprise me.
Final record prediction: 9-8
Current NFC playoff standings
The Packers are going to come up short. There’s too many teams ahead of them and too many tiebreakers to overcome.