GREEN BAY, Wis. -- OK wiseguys (and gals). Let's clarify our Rapid Reaction post to account for Week 16 results and set the stage for Week 17. The Green Bay Packers will earn a wild-card berth if:
They defeat the Chicago Bears next Sunday OR
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lose at the New Orleans Saints, and the New York Giants lose at the Washington Redskins. In that scenario, the Packers would advance even if they lose to the Bears and finish the season with a 9-7 record.
To look at those scenarios yourself, be sure to check out ESPN.com's Playoff Machine.