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Monday, December 17, 2012
BBAO: Updated playoff picture, draft order

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

CHICAGO -- Well then. Sunday wrapped up the 2012 NFC North title for the Green Bay Packers, but it left two other division teams still in the playoff race as well.

I tried to map out the playoff scenarios for the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings late Sunday night. The short version is that neither team can control its destiny, but there are clear avenues for each to advance as well.

Finally, ESPN Stats & Information projects the Detroit Lions with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2013 draft if the season were to end today. The would lose the tiebreaker with the other two 4-10 teams, the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles.

I'm making my way back to NFC North blog headquarters but hope to have a steady stream of posts as things start getting real around here. For now, let's take our morning tour around the division, giving the Packers the top slot for obvious reasons: