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Packers' Biggest Concerns Heading into NFL Playoffs
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On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers clinched the NFC North crown by defeating the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, 21-13. That was the first step for the Packers as they get ready for the postseason.

That victory assures the Packers of hosting at least one game at Lambeau Field in the 2012 playoffs.

Right now the Packers are the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoffs. If that scenario stayed the same at the end of the regular season, that means the Packers would be playing a NFC Wild Card Playoff game versus the No. 6 seed in the NFC.

If the Packers were fortunate enough to win that game, then the Packers would then have to go on the road to play the No. 2 seed in a NFC Divisional Playoff game, who presently are the San Francisco 49ers.

That situation could change, if the Packers were to win the last two games of the regular season against Tennessee at home and Minnesota on the road, and having the 49ers drop one of their two last games of the season.

That is a distinct possibility, as San Francisco will be playing the Seattle Seahawks this upcoming Sunday night in Seattle at Quest Field, where the Hawks are undefeated this season and play before a very raucous crowd.

The Packers know all about how tough it is to play in Seattle this season, as the Packers were beaten there in late September. The loss happened due to the "Fail Mary" pass on the last play of the game, and then the replacement refs blew the call on the play as well, and the Packers lost 14-12.

If the Packers were able to wrestle the No. 2 seed away from the 49ers, then Green Bay would still host at least one playoff game at Lambeau Field, plus would also get a bye the first week of the postseason.

That's an important consideration, concerning the injury situation right now with the team.

Bottom line, the Packers have a number of concerns heading into the postseason, and I am going to discuss five of them.

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