Green Bay Packers have a 35 percent chance to get a first-round bye in the playoffs
The Green Bay Packers came away with a 20-15 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday to improve to 10-3 on the season, and according to Seth Walder of ESPN, the Packers have a 35 percent chance of notching a first-round bye.
As it stands, Green Bay is currently the No. 2 seed in the NFC, one game behind the San Francisco 49ers for the top spot. However, the 49ers own the tiebreaker, so earning the No. 1 overall seed in the conference will be difficult.
While the Packers obviously have a decent chance of finishing with one of the top two seeds, nothing is guaranteed just yet.
The Packers will then conclude their regular season with a road matchup with the Detroit Lions, and while that should be a win, divisional matchups are never easy.
Green Bay is one game ahead of the Vikings for first place in the NFC North and handed Minnesota a loss earlier this season.
The Packers are looking to make the playoffs for the first time in three years and can clinch a postseason berth with a victory over the Bears next Sunday.
It has certainly been a successful first season for head coach Matt LaFleur thus far, as Green Bay went just 6-9-1 in 2018 and won seven games the year prior (although that was largely due to Aaron Rodgers missing most of 2017 with a collarbone injury).