For one, the Packers hold two first round picks and two fourth round picks in the upcoming draft and will be able to re-stock some of their talent.
Based on Green Bay's third-place finish in the NFC North, the last two teams to be locked into next year's slate were Carolina and San Francisco, based on their third-place finishes in the NFC South and NFC West, respectively.
With Green Bay trailing 21-0 at the half, quarterback Aaron Rodgers never returned after walking to the locker room early in the second quarter, having suffered a concussion. The Saints have clinched a first-round bye in the playoffs, so depending on their fate in the postseason, the Packers would also have a pick between 28 and 32 in the opening round.
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Backup DeShone Kizer finished 16 of 35 for 132 yards, while Jamaal Williams managed just four yards on eight carries.
After that, Caldwell struggled to find momentum in the league racking up a 48-48 record - though he was the first Detroit Lions head coach with a winning record since Joe Schmidt who led the team from 1967-1972.
Prater received a direct snap then threw it down the left side of the field to Levine Toilolo for an eight-yard touchdown pass.