Tonight, the NFL’s week 15 schedule wraps up with an NFC matchup that will affect the playoff seeding across the conference.
Washington currently holds the sixth and final seed in the playoff hunt, but a loss will knock them down to eighth behind the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Packers will certainly be cheering for a Panthers win here, as that victory would put them in a better Wild Card position. ESPN currently lists the Buccaneers as having the tiebreaker over the Packers based on record against common opponents, but after last night’s Cowboys victory over Tampa, that tiebreaker is tied 3-2.
The Packers should have a strength of victory advantage over the Buccaneers at this point, which would given them the edge for the time being. Thus, a Panthers win tonight moves the Packers up into the number six spot overall.
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Carolina Panthers (5-8) vs. Washington (7-5-1)
Monday, December 19th, 2016
8:30 PM Eastern Time (7:30 Central)