Green Bay Packers: Will They Get the Number One Seed in the NFC?
The Green Bay Packers are currently leading the NFC North with a 8-3 record after they took down the Chicago Bears 41-25 on Sunday night football. Green Bay continues to be one of the best teams in the NFL and they have never lost back-to-back games under second year Head Coach Matt LaFleur.
The Packers struggle against stopping the run and they have some holes on defense, but Green Bay has a good enough offense led by Aaron Rodgers to get the number one seed in the NFC. The Green Bay Packers are currently the number two seed in the NFC. The New Orleans Saints (9-2) currently hold the number one seed in the NFC.
Rodgers completed 21-of-29 passes for 211 yards and four touchdowns. He also had two carries for 12 yards rushing.
Aaron Rodgers is the heartbeat of the Green Bay Packers. He continues to play at a high level for this football team and club as well.
Aaron Jones is one of the best running backs in the NFL. He rushed for 90 yards on 17 carries.
Jamaal Williams rushed for 73 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown. This was by far the best game of the season he played in.
Robert Tonyan caught five passes for 67 yards receiving and a touchdown. He has been a breakout stud at the tight end position this season for the Green Bay Packers.
Davante Adams is also one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. Adams caught six passes for 61 yards receiving and a touchdown.
His chemistry with Aaron Rodgers is always on point game in and game out, because they always know where they are going to be on the field and also what routes are expected to be run at the very moment.
Also, this is another step in the right direction for Green Bay in getting the number one seed in the NFC.
Their final five games of the regular season will be against the Philadelphia Eagles (3-6-1) at home, the Detroit Lions (4-7) on the road, the Carolina Panthers (4-8) at home on a Saturday night, the Tennessee Titans (8-3) at home, and the Chicago Bears (5-6) on the road.
They could very well go 5-0 in that span, but the Green Bay Packers will most likely go 4-1 and finish with a 12-4 record most likely.
The New Orleans Saints final five games of the regular season will be against the Atlanta Falcons (4-7) on the road, the Philadelphia Eagles on the road, the Kansas City Chiefs (10-1) at home, the Minnesota Vikings (5-6) at home on Christmas Day, and the Carolina Panthers on the road.
The Saints could very well also go 4-1 or 5-0 in this stretch as well. New Orleans will finish up at 13-3 potentially and be the number one seed in the NFC.
This means that the Green Bay Packers will be the number two seed in the NFC once again most likely this season.
They will potentially have to win at least once game away from Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in order to get to Super Bowl LI in Tampa Bay, Florida, at Raymond James Stadium on February 7th, 2020.
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