Packers in the playoffs after Washington loss
DETROIT - The Green Bay Packers are in the playoffs — now all that is left to decide is who and where they will play next weekend.
By virtue of Washington’s 19-10 loss to the New York Giants, both the Packers and their Sunday night opponent here at Ford Field, the Detroit Lions, are in the playoffs.
The Packers and Lions will play the 256th and final regular-season game of the 2016 season Sunday night to decide the winner of the NFC North. Both teams are 9-6 heading into the rematch of their Week 3 game at Lambeau Field, a 34-27 Packers victory.
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The winner will win the NFC North and host a first-round playoff game against the New York Giants (11-5) and the loser will go on the road to play the Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1).
The Packers will be seeking their fifth division title in six years. The Lions are seeking their first division title since 1993.
The NFC seeds will finish like this:
1. Dallas (13-2)
2. Atlanta Falcons (11-5)
3. Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)
4. Lions-Packers winner (10-6)
5. New York Giants (11-5)
6. Lions-Packers loser (9-7)
As the top two seeds, Dallas and Atlanta have first-round byes.
As the No. 3 seed, Seattle hosts the No. 6 seed.
As the No. 4 seed, Detroit or Green Bay hosts the 5 seed.