Win And We’re In
It’s just that simple for the Green Bay Packers.
Despite the loss to the New England Patriots dropping them to 8-6, the Packers simply need to win their last two games to make the playoffs as a wild card.
The Chicago Bears will clinch the NFC North with a win tonight against the Joe Webb-led Minnesota Vikings. That will leave the Packers with one opportunity to make the playoffs.
Thankfully, the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers crapped themselves and lost, yesterday. The Giants somehow managed to blow a 21-point fourth quarter lead and lose to Philadelphia 38-31. The Bucs, meanwhile, managed to lose to the suddenly powerful Detroit Lions, at home.
That leaves New York at 9-5 and Tampa Bay at 8-6.
Without getting into all the nonsensical tie-breaking scenarios, if all three teams finish 10-6, the Packers will get a wild card berth.
The Packers finish at home with the Giants and Chicago.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.