How can the Packers still get into the playoffs?

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw three interceptions and the Green Bay Packers lost to the Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon 31-24. 

The Packers struggled in the second half, but managed to score late and then recover an onside kick giving them a chance to tie, but wide receiver Geronimo Allison fumbled the ball ending the game. 

The Packers now sit in the middle of the NFC with a record of 7-7, but are still technically in contention for a playoff spot.

Here's what has to happen in order for the Packers to make the playoffs:

First, the Packers will have to win out the rest of the season defeating the Vikings at home and the Lions in Detroit. If they lose a game, they are done. 

Second, the Atlanta Falcons have to lose all three of their remaining games at Tampa Bay, at New Orleans and versus Carolina.

Third, the Seahawks need to lose one more game against either the Cowboys or Cardinals.

Fourth, the Cowboys need to lose one more time either against the Seahawks or Eagles.

If all of that happens the Packers will have a regular season ending record of 9-7 tied with the Seahawks, Lions and Cowboys, but the Packers hold tie breaker victories against all of those teams.

The Packers could know their fate as early as this Monday night when the Falcons take on the Buccaneers in Monday Night Football. If the Falcons win, the Packers playoff dreams are over.

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