Sunday evening’s tilt in Santa Clara between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers can also tip the scales of the NFC playoff plod.
The 9-1 Niners host the 8-2 Packers with the winner popping out with a lead for home-field relieve.
“The methodology I stamp at it, we be pleased purchased to beat them as soon as at their voice one day,” Rodgers acknowledged Wednesday, by strategy of ESPN. “It’d be nice to manufacture it now.”
Rodgers is conscious of that a loss in San Francisco can also spell doom for the Packers securing home-field in January, and with the New Orleans Saints looming to perhaps pass both, will be pivotal in determining a playoff bye.
“We’re all mindful of where we’re at in the seeding going into Week 12 and what’s in entrance of us and the alternatives,” Rodgers acknowledged. “There might be soundless a form of football to be played and quite a bit can happen. I specialise in you are lawful in denial if you don’t contemplate the implications with a ‘Dub’ or an ‘L’ this week and how that has effects on stuff down the line. For this reason I acknowledged, the methodology we stamp at it, we’re going to be pleased to plan shut there one time the the leisure of the year. It’d be nice to select up it carried out this week.”
According to ESPN’s Soccer Energy Index, Sunday evening’s winner will be pleased more than a 40 percent probability to invent the tip seed in the NFC — 49ers forty five percent with a plan shut and the Packers 44 percent. A Green Bay loss would mission lawful a 4 percent probability for the No. 1 seed, and a Niners loss would give them a 10 percent probability at the tip place, per ESPN.
If Rodgers’ squad wants the avenue during the NFC to bustle during the Green Bay tundra, first they’ll be pleased to plan shut in sunny Santa Clara.