The Seahawks needed overtime to beat the Rams. The Detroit Lions are officially eliminated from the playoffs after Seattle’s victory. Now, Sunday Night Football will determine the 49ers' first-round opponent.
San Francisco is locked into the No. 2 seed after beating the Cardinals, and an Eagles win over the Giants. We will know who the No 7 seed is after the conclusion of Sunday Night Football.
It’s a win-and-you’re-in scenario with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at home in Lambeau Field. They’re facing a quarterback in Jared Goff, who perpetually underperforms in cold-weather games. This game has all the makings for a convincing Packers win, right?
For as much as you’ll hear “the Lions don’t have anything the play for,” when have they ever in recent memory? Now, Detroit has a chance to play spoiler. I don’t see the Lions coming out flat in this spot. After being one of the league’s worst teams in the last few years, Detroit has a chance to finish over .500. I’m not as quick to pencil the Packers in as winners tonight.