Packers are in the playoffs!

Green Bay will be at home next week with win, on the road with loss


DETROIT -- By virtue of the Giants' victory over the Redskins on Sunday, the Packers have qualified for the 2016 NFC playoffs.

It's Green Bay's eighth straight postseason berth.

All that's left to be determined is what seed the Packers will have. A win tonight over the Lions at Ford Field would give the Packers the NFC North title and a home game next weekend in the wild-card round. A loss would give the Packers the No. 6 seed and they would be going on the road.

The result of the Seahawks-49ers game, which was not over at the time this was posted, would factor into the seed for the NFC North champ.

Detroit is also in the playoffs due to Washington's loss. The Lions' scenario is basically the same as Green Bay's.

Randall in, Cobb out: Of the Packers' questionable players on the injury report, CB Damarious Randall (shoulder) is active and will play, but WR Randall Cobb (ankle) is not and will miss his second straight game.

Last week, in Cobb's place, WR Geronimo Allison caught four passes for 66 yards. The Packers could need another productive outing from the undrafted rookie, whose strong game was discussed right here.

In the secondary, Randall was nearly a scratch last week but ended up filling in for CB LaDarius Gunter after he left the game with an elbow injury. Gunter was removed from the injury report at the end of this week, so the Packers DBs are as close to healthy as can be expected.

For the Lions, top CB Darius Slay (hamstring) is active after missing last week's game.

Scene of the crime: The Lions' last division title, back in 1993, was secured against Green Bay in the final regular-season game in Detroit. The Packers then returned to the Pontiac Silverdome the following week and beat the Lions in the wild-card playoff.

Destined for drama?: For all the reasons this game could come down to some last-minute drama, check out this week's "One Last Look."

Playoff update: With the Falcons beating the Saints and the Seahawks beating the 49ers, the Packers will be either the No. 4 or No. 6 seed depending on the outcome of tonight's game at Ford Field. With a win, Green Bay would get the No. 4 and host the New York Giants at Lambeau Field next weekend. A loss would drop the Packers to the No. 6 seed and send them to Seattle for the first round.

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