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Football Extra Points:
The Packers can secure a bye several different ways, the easiest is to win.
We've made it to the last week of the season. There is still a lot to figure out in both Conferences and a couple teams still in the playoff hunt.
Here's a look at the Week 17 Final Playoff Scenarios:
Locked-up: Atlanta Falcons (South, #1 Seed, home-field throughout); Green Bay Packers (NFC North Division); San Francisco 49ers (playoff berth); Seattle Seahawks -- (playoff berth)
GREEN BAY PACKERS (at Minnesota Vikings)
Green Bay clinches a first-round bye:
1) GB win - This is a tough division match-up but the Vikings are one dimensional, Packers are going to win.
2) GB tie + SF loss or tie - Ties don't happen and I expect the 49ers to beat the Cardinals this week.
3) SF loss + SEA loss or tie - I expect both of these teams to win, not likely to happen.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (vs. Arizona Cardinals)
San Francisco clinches NFC West division:
1) SF win o...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. Jeremy Ross didn't have a great first impression with the Packers.
It was Ross, a first-year player activated to the roster from the practice squad earlier this month, who was on the receiving end of the ill-fated punt return trick play in Chicago on Dec. 16. After Randall Cobb threw a cross-field backwards pass late in the fourth quarter of that game, Ross...
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb was held out of practice for a second straight day after suffering an ankle injury during last week’s game.
Packers practice update, DNP: Cobb (ankle/knee), Starks (knee), House (shoulder)
— Pete Dougherty (@PeteDougherty) December 27, 2012
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A Vikings win and they'll be playing in the postseason. A Packers win and they're the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs and will have a first-round bye. Oh, yeah, and Adrian Peterson is 208 rushing yards away from breaking the NFL's all-time mark that's been held by Eric Dickerson since 1984.
This is as good as it could possibly get for a Week 17...
Aaron Rodgers has proven himself as a passer, but the Vikings are particularly impressed with his ability to move around, both in the pocket and outside, creating a lot of problems for the defenders in coverage.
Green Bay Packers (11-4) at Minnesota Vikings (9-6)
There are many reasons to like the Vikings here. They’ve played great football at home, going 6-1 with wins over San Francisco and Chicago, as opposed to 3-4 on the road. They played the Packers tight a few weeks back and that was in Green Bay. They’re also playing very good football right now, winning 3 in a row since that...
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It's pretty simple for the Green Bay Packers: Beat the Minnesota Vikings on the road Sunday and earn a direct ticket to the NFC divisional playoffs.
The scenarios get a little more complicated after that, though.
If Minnesota can end a five-game losing streak against its NFC North rival, it secures the team's first postseason berth since 2009 -- and likely sets up a rematch...