Packers can clinch No. 1 seed for NFC playoffs with victory over Vikings

Loss by Cowboys means Green Bay needs just one more win to get first-round bye

Lambeau Field

GREEN BAY – With the Cardinals' victory over the Cowboys earlier Sunday, the Packers can clinch the No. 1 seed for the NFC playoffs by beating the Vikings in prime time at Lambeau Field.

The loss by Dallas dropped the Cowboys to 11-5 on the season, so if the Packers (12-3) get their 13th victory, the Cowboys wouldn't be able to catch them with only one regular-season game remaining.

Green Bay also has the tiebreaker over the NFC's 12-win teams – the L.A. Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The No. 1 seed is the only playoff team to get a first-round bye. The top seed also has home-field advantage for as long as it stays alive.

Also Sunday, with the Eagles and 49ers winning their games to improve to 9-7, the Vikings at 7-8 are playing to keep their season alive. A Green Bay win over Minnesota would eliminate the Vikings from playoff contention.

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