The Packers are in the playoffs. We know that much. But there are still two possible seeds and three possible opponents that they could be facing.
Let’s break it down right here so that we don’t have to spend another moment thinking about it.
If the Packers win, they will be the 3 seed. As the 3 seed, they will play at home against either the Vikings or the Seahawks. If the Packers win, then the seeding between the Vikings and the Seahawks will be determined by Seattle’s game against Arizona. If Seattle loses that game, then they are the 6 seed regardless of what happens at Lambeau. If they win that game, then they would be the 5 seed if the Packers beat the Vikings.
This means that a Packers’ win and a Seattle loss would result in the Packers hosting the Seahawks in the wildcard round of the playoffs.
A Packers’ win and a Seattle win would result in the Packers hosting the Vikings for a rematch.
If the Packers lose, then they are the 5 seed and Seattle is the 6 seed, regardless of what Seattle does. In that scenario, the Packers would visit the Washington Redskins next week while Seattle would go to Minnesota.
So you see, it is hardly the end of the world if the Packers lose this week. In fact, many have suggested the Packers would be better off taking the trip to Washington.
Forget that. My prime match up would result from a Packers’ win and a Seattle loss. That would bring the Seahawks back to Green Bay. If the Packers don’t win the Super Bowl this season, then eliminating the Seahawks from the playoffs would be the next best thing.