Heading into the season finals, the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks all started with the same 8-8 record. But as we know, when the two teams are tied, we need to look at the tiebreaker to see who wins.
As it happens, with the NFC entering today, wild-card teams have only one playoff berth. The Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants have already secured their spots. So, only the seventh seed is open and all teams are vying for it.
The Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks met earlier this season, with the Seahawks winning 48-45. So the Seahawks went to a head-to-head tiebreaker. When the Seahawks beat the Los Angeles Rams 19-16 in overtime, it meant the Detroit Lions were eliminated from the playoffs.
So their game against the Green Bay Packers is pretty much meaningless for them right now. But even if Seattle eliminated the Lions, they now have to turn around and hope Detroit beats Green Bay so they can sneak into the playoffs.
The Detroit Lions are out, who’s still there?
So the Seattle Seahawks are still in playoff contention after their defeat baker mayfield and the Los Angeles Rams. But, they haven’t. That’s because they finished with a 9-8 overall record and a 6-6 conference record. Since the Green Bay Packers are also in the NFC but haven’t played the Seahawks this season, their minutes could serve as a tiebreaker.
The Green Bay Packers hold a 6-5 conference record. Had the Lions beaten them, they would have finished 8-9 anyway and trailed the Seattle Seahawks. If they win, they’ll end up with the same 9-8 record as Seattle, but the Seahawks maintain a 7-5 to 6-6 conference record advantage. Die-hard Seattle fans are now Detroit fans.
But head coach Dan Campbell will still ask his team to go out and finish their season strong even if they don’t make the playoffs again. They’re one of the most dysfunctional teams in recent years, with multiple losing seasons and never winning a title. super bowl Despite being one of the oldest franchises.
for them to finish ahead of the Green Bay Packers, and aaron rogers In their division, they will be greatly motivated going into future seasons.