Packers eliminated from playoffs after loss to Bears and Vikings win
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Packers have been officially eliminated from the 2018-2019 NFL playoffs after a loss to the Chicago Bears and a Vikings win against the Miami Dolphins.
The Packers lost to the Bears 24-17 Sunday afternoon. The Vikings defeated Miami 41-17.
The Packers record now stands at 5-8-1 with games against the Jets and Lions left to close out the season. The best the team can do is 7-8-1 which is the second straight losing season and the first time with back-to-back losing seasons since 1991-1992.
Aaron Rodgers streak of consecutive pass attempts also ended at a record 402 with an interception late in the fourth quarter.
The Chicago Bears won the NFC North for the first time since 2010.
In total a half dozen teams have been eliminated from playoff contention Sunday.
In addition to the Packers, the Giants, Lions, Falcons and Buccaneers are all out in the NFC.
The only AFC team to get erased from the playoff picture today was the Broncos, who lost 17-16 to the Browns last night.
At 6-7-1, the Browns are still clinging to hopes of ending the league's longest playoff drought at 16 seasons just a year after going 0-16.
They're also on the cusp of their first winning season since 2007.
The Broncos appeared to have the easiest road to the AFC's second wild-card spot two weeks with three games remaining against losing teams and a finale against the Chargers, a team they'd already beaten on the road.
But the Broncos lost to a 2-10 49ers team and lost to the Browns for the first time since 1990.