(AP) -- The Green Bay Packers can assure themselves a shot to win the NFC North by getting a road victory over the conference's worst team, but they've had trouble winning anywhere outside Lambeau Field.
The Packers also could clinch a playoff spot Sunday and stay alive in the race for the NFC's No. 1 seed - with some help - if they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Green Bay (10-4) dropped into a tie atop the division with a 21-13 loss at Buffalo last Sunday and Detroit's 16-14 victory over Minnesota. That defeat ended the Packers' five-game winning streak and put them in a position where they must win Sunday to avoid giving the Lions a chance to capture the NFC North with a victory at last-place Chicago.