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If The Playoffs Started Today: The Green Bay Packers Are Out Of The Playoffs Edition

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Despite six touchdown passes from Aaron Rodgers and torturing the Chicago Bears in front of a nationally televised audience on Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers are not a part of the playoff picture yet…

This Sunday’s game between the Packers and Eagles may play a role in how quickly Green Bay can get back into the mix but here is the thing…

You know how Seattle is struggling these days and Arizona is the bee’s knees of the NFC West?

Yeah, that’s a problem for the Packers at the moment because both Seattle and Green Bay hold 6-3 records. Of course, Seattle trounced Green Bay by 20 in Week 1. That victory currently puts Seattle in the playoffs and leaves Green Bay out by virtue of a head-to-head tiebreaker.

Elsewhere, two AFC North teams are clogging up spots in the other conference.

No bueno.

AFC

#1 – New England Patriots  (AFC East champion, bye)

#2 – Denver Broncos (AFC West champion, bye)

#3 – Indianapolis Colts (AFC South champion)

#4 – Cleveland Browns (AFC North champion)

#5  – Kansas City Chiefs (Wild Card)

#6 –  Cincinnati Bengals (Wild Card)

NFC

#1 – Arizona Cardinals  (NFC East champion, bye)

#2 – Detroit Lions (NFC North champion, bye)

#3 – Philadelphia Eagles (NFC East champion)

#4 – New Orleans Saints  (NFC South champion)

#5 – Dallas Cowboys (Wild Card)

#6 – Seattle Seahawks (Wild Card)

PROPOSED, FICTIONAL TV SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3 @ 4:30PM – #5 Kansas City Chiefs  at #4 Cleveland Browns (NBC)*

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3 @ 8:00PM – #5 Dallas Cowboys at #4 New Orleans Saints (NBC)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4 @ 1:00PM – #6 Seattle Seahawks at #3 Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4 @ 4:30PM – #6 Cincinnati Bengals at #3 Indianapolis Colts (CBS)

*Also known as the “Brad Nessler Game.”

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF ROUND:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 4:30PM – PHI/NO/DAL at #2 Detroit (CBS)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 8PM – IND/CLE/KC at #2 Denver (FOX)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 @ 1PM – CLE/KC/CIN at #1 New England (CBS)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 @ 4:30PM – NO/DAL/SEA at #1 Arizona  (FOX)

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