Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers: Week 17 Is a Playoff Game

December 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In light of the two teams' huge victories on Sunday over New York teams, the Packers' 45-17 drubbing of the Giants, and the Bears' 38-34 thriller over the Jets, the Bears-Packers Week 17 showdown at Lambeau Field has now officially become a playoff game for both teams.
Here are the National Football Conference standings:
1.  Atlanta Falcons (12-2) *(Monday Night Football vs. New Orleans)
2.  Chicago Bears (11-4)  NFC North Champions
3.  Philadelphia Eagles (10-4) NFC East Champions *(Tuesday Night game vs. Minnesota)
4.  St. Louis Rams (7-8) NFC West Frontrunner
5. New Orleans Saints (10-4) *(Monday Night Football @ Atlanta)
6. Green Bay Packers (9-6)
7. New York Giants (9-6)
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-6)
The Bears have locked up the NFC North crown, true, and are guaranteed no worse than the No. 3 seed, however, the Bears-Packers game has huge playoff ramifications for both teams:

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