Following a tumultuous week in the NFL, a number of NFC teams enter Week 18 looking to clinch the coveted final postseason spot to close out the regular season.
Six teams have already qualified for the playoffs, with the Buccaneers and Giants final on the field following their Week 17 victory.of packers, lions When seahawks Entering next Sunday thanks to several high-stakes scenarios that will determine who will take part and who will go home.
The Packers (8-8) are nearing their fourth straight playoff appearance in the final home game of the season after trailing a 3-6 mark in nine weeks. Aided by the Commanders’ loss to the Browns, Green Bay positioned for a winner-takes-all finale with a 41-17 win over Minnesota at Lambeau Field.
But as amazing as the Packers’ unlikely golden opportunity is, NFL fans may be even more shocked to see their opponents in the same position. After surviving his 41-10 win against the Bears, the Lions (8-8) edged him out in nine games, beating another of his NFC North rivals to advance to the playoffs for the first time since 2016. try to secure their seventh win.
The enthusiastic Packers and Lions will face the most pressure next Sunday, but the Seahawks (8-8) could send both teams home if they end the season on a high. I have. Fresh off a 23-6 win over the Jets, Seattle could win a spot at home against the Rams and lose to the Packers, but a loss would put them out.
Here’s what the NFC Playoffs look like now after Week 17:
1. Eagles (13–3)
2. 49ers (12–4)
3. Vikings (12–4)
4. Buccaneers (8–8)
5. Cowboys (12–4)
6. Giants (8–8)
7. Seahawks (8–8)
8. Lions (8–8)
9. Packers (8–8)