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After tie, Packers still control their destiny

Jay Sorgi

Jarrett Boykin. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

After tie, Packers still control their destiny

CREATED Nov. 17, 2013 - UPDATED: Nov. 24, 2013

The Green Bay Packers may be behind both the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions in the NFC North, but with five games left, they still control their destiny for winning the division.

Why? 

Because if they win out (beating Detroit, Atlanta, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Chicago in order), they'll win the division by half a game (taking out both the Lions on Thanksgiving and the Bears in the season finale.

(Thank you, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams, for respectively beating the Lions and Bears today.)

As we all know, if the Packers get healthy and make the playoffs, with their near-full arsenal of weapons on offense available, there is not a team they can't beat in the NFL playoffs.

They just have to get there.

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