We’re heading into the time of year when playoff participation becomes more than just speculation and hope. With the season more than half gone, the playoff contenders are starting to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.
Despite a rocky start to the season, the Green Bay Packers are certainly one of the teams that have begun to position itself for a healthy playoff run. They are currently second in the division and hold the tiebreaker with the division-leading Chicago Bears if they are able to pull even.
If they can maintain the progress from the past four weeks, the Pack has a good shot for a playoff bid.
Of course, in the NFL there is no such thing as a gimme. The Packers' remaining schedule has no room for error. With five divisional games still to come for Green Bay, things could still get unpleasantly interesting in the NFC North.
In addition to the tough interdivision play coming up, it’s important to consider the long and growing list of injured players, many of whom are starters projected to be out for multiple games.
Things may look promising, but there are still plenty of potential stumbling blocks for the team to trip on.
Considering all of that, it’s still never too early to begin speculation about whether the Packers will make the playoffs, and what seed they'll be if they get there.
Keep reading to see this writer’s predictions for the odds of Green Bay coming away with each seed.