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Monday Night Football thread: The Packers are a potential playoff matchup for the Niners

Jordan Love against the 49ers defense, anybody?

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Looking at the NFC playoff picture, the Packers are currently sitting at seventh in the NFC. There’s a chance that the San Francisco 49ers face Green Bay in the playoffs. Now, the Niners would either have to lose along the way and then host Jordan Love and company in the first round.

Then, there’s always the chance that the Packers could win in the Wild Card and advance to play the 49ers, who had a bye week.

If the Packers want to make the playoffs, they need to beat teams like the New York Giants on their schedule. We assumed based on the records in the playoff picture that Green Bay would be victorious, but that’s dangerous.

The Packers are banged up and will miss Aaron Jones and Chrsitan Watson on offense. Quay Walker out at linebacker will test the Packers depth. On the road in unfamiliar territory with an inexperienced quarterback who will face a blitz more often than not. I wouldn’t be so sure to pencil the Packers in for a victory.

New York is a 5.5-point underdog on DraftKings Sportsbook with the total of the game set at 37.