Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is swarmed by teammates after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Allen Lazard (13) in the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns during their football game Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The touchdown pass by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) gave the all-time leader in passing touchdowns in franchise history.
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Can Browns still make the playoffs after losing to Packers?
Following their win over the Cleveland Browns, are the Green Bay Packers one win away from clinching the top seed in the NFC?
In Week 15, the Green Bay Packers clinched the NFC North title with a 31-30 win over the Baltimore Ravens after the latter team failed on their two-point conversion attempt. Six days later on Christmas, Green Bay stopped a late comeback attempt by the Cleveland Browns to win 24-22 and improve their season record to 12-2.
With Green Bay having just two more games remaining in the regular-season, just how close are they from clinching the top-seed in the NFC? Specifically, are they just one win away from securing home field advantage throughout the playoffs?
Are the Packers one win away from clinching No. 1 seed in NFC?
Green Bay is set to take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17 and the Detroit Lions in the regular-season finale. Perhaps the easiest way for the Packers to secure the top seed is to win both games.
Prior to Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams all trailed Green Bay with a 10-4 record on the season.
The best way to keep track of the odds is to use the New York Times’ playoff path simulator. For the Packers to clinch the top seed in the conference, they could do so with a win over the Vikings and a Cowboys loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17. That is just one way Green Bay can have 100-percent odds of clinching the No. 1 spot in the bracket.
The Packers are in the drivers seat to secure the first-round bye and the opportunity to watch the six other teams in the conference fight it out in the Wild Card Round.