Packers news: Green Bay has a 35 percent chance to get a first-round bye in the playoffs
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Green Bay Packers have a 35 percent chance to get a first-round bye in the playoffs

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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.

Green Bay has a couple of tough games ahead, as it will host the suddenly surging Chicago Bears next weekend before heading on the road to take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16.

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).