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Things are setting up nicely for the Packers to enjoy a long playoff run this winter.
Much of the playoff picture in the NFC is set in stone. Three of four divisions appear to be settled, while the NFC East is setting up as a three-team race that will go right down to the wire.
The NFC North figures to produce a pair of playoff teams, as will the NFC West or NFC East.
Chicago Bears (8-5)
Playoff Odds: Likely, but the Bears had better be careful.
Detroit Lions (4-9)
Playoff Odds: Not gonna happen. They’re 4-9.
Green Bay Packers (9-4)
Playoff Odds: In. Their bags are packed for the postseason.
Minnesota Vikings (7-6)
Playoff Odds: Unlikely, but they still have a glimmer of hope.
Atlanta Falcons (11-2)
Playoff Odds: In and likely headed for the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Carolina Panthers (4-9)
Playoff Odds: Out. Even Ryan Kalil thinks their season is over.
New Orleans Saints (5-8)
Playoff Odds: Out. It’s simply not happening at this point.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7)
Playoff Odds: Unlikely, but the Bucs are capable of beating nearly anyone.
Dallas Cowboys (7-6)
Playoff Odds: Possible. Just possible.
New York Giants (8-5)
Playoff Odds: More than likely, but they can't afford to slip up over the last few weeks.
Philadelphia Eagles (4-9)
Playoff Odds: No. This team is done. Period.
Washington Redskins (7-6)
Playoff Odds: Possible, and if they get in the playoffs, watch out.
Arizona Cardinals (4-9)
Playoff Odds: Nope. The Cardinals are who we thought they were—not a playoff team.
St. Louis Rams (6-6-1)
Playoff Odds: Unlikely, but on the upswing.
San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1)
Playoff Odds: They’re in. But will they be playing in the Wild Card Round?
Seattle Seahawks (8-5)
Playoff Odds: Likely, but they don’t have much room for error.