The Packers need to make up one game on the Lions over the next three weeks to make the Week 17 game at Detroit for the division title.
The Vikings are in free fall, although they still sit second with the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Packers. This could change when the two meet at Lambeau in two weeks.
Lions schedule: Chicago, at NY Giants, at Dallas, Green Bay
Vikings schedule: at Jacksonville, Indianapolis, at Green Bay, Chicago
Packers schedule: Seattle, at Chicago, Minnesota, at Detroit
The wild-card race
If Detroit keeps winning, Green Bay’s only way into the postseason will be via a wild-card berth. The Packers needed the Saints to win Sunday, but their loss does drop them down a stop in the playoff picture.
The New York Giants (8-4) sit in the fifth seed. Despite sitting two games behind, the Packers hold the head-to-head tiebreaker. New York’s schedule isn’t easy with games with Dallas, Detroit and Washington to come.
Tampa Bay (7-5) holds the sixth seed, a game ahead of Green Bay. Washington (6-5-1) and Minnesota (6-6) are the two teams outside of the playoff spots currently ahead of the Packers.
Arizona (5-6-1), New Orleans (5-7) and Philadelphia (5-7) sit behind the Packers.
Giants schedule: Dallas, Detroit, at Philadelphia, at Washington
Buccaneers schedule: New Orleans, at Dallas, at New Orleans, Carolina
Redskins schedule: at Philadelphia, Carolina, at Chicago, NY Giants