NFL playoff picture: Breaking down Packers seeding scenarios for NFC bracket

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The Packers' 2019 NFL regular season is complete. They're returning to the playoffs at 13-3 as NFC North champions.

With their comback win over the Lions, they guaranteed a first-round bye as a top-two seed in the NFC playoffs.

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All clinching scenarios for Week 17

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Here's a breakdown of their remaining seeding scenarios for Week 17.

How Packers can get No. 1 seed in NFC

If the Seahawks beat the 49ers in Week 17, the Packers will get home-field advantage for the NFC playoffs.

The Packers would keep the conference-record tiebreaker over the Saints (13-3), while the Seahawks would be the No. 3 seed as 12-4 NFC West champions.

How Packers can get No. 2 seed in NFC

If the 49ers beat the Seahawks in Week 17 to become 13-3 NFC West champsions, they will be the new No. 1 seed, and the Packers will drop down to No. 2 ahead of the Saints. They would then host the highest remaining seed in the divisional playoffs in Lambeau Field.

Had the Packers lost to the Lions, they would be hosting a third game against the Vikings next weekend. Now they will get some rest in some form knowing they've already advanced to the NFL's final eight.


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