Packers can clinch NFC North with victory over Lions

Vikings’ loss to Buccaneers reduces division magic number to one

Team huddle

GREEN BAY – The Packers can clinch their second straight NFC North title by beating the Lions in Detroit today.

The Vikings' loss earlier Sunday to the Buccaneers has reduced Green Bay's magic number to win the division to one – meaning one more win for the Packers (9-3) at any point from here on out would end the NFC North race.

A 10th win and division title would guarantee the Packers no worse than the No. 3 seed for the NFC playoffs and a home game in the opening round.

Green Bay also remains in the chase for the NFC's No. 1 seed, sitting one game behind New Orleans (10-2) heading into Sunday's action. The top seed in the conference would earn the only playoff bye.

The Packers are seeking their seventh NFC North crown in the past 10 years but just their second No. 1 seed in that time.

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