The NFC Playoff Picture Heading Into Week 13 Of The NFL Season

The NFL Season is on its final lap with only five games left in the regular season, which teams will accelerate to the checkered flag and make the playoffs? Only six teams can make it in from the NFC but there are still 14 teams in total who still have a chance of making the playoffs. With a win on Sunday for the Eagles against the Seahawks, they would be the first team in the NFL to clinch a playoff spot. For some teams every week is a playoff game because one loss could be the difference between being in or on the outside looking in.

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To fully understand how each playoff ranking is decided here is an explanation of the six postseason participants are seeded:
1.) The division champion with the best record.
2.) The division champion with the second-best record.
3.) The division champion with the third-best record.
4.) The division champion with the fourth-best record.
5.) The Wild Card club with the best record.
6.) The Wild Card club with the second-best record.

NFC Playoffs:
1.) Philadelphia Eagles (10-1)
2.) Minnesota Vikings (9-2)
3.) Los Angeles Rams (8-3)
4.) New Orleans Saints (8-3)
5.) Carolina Panthers (8-3)
6.) Atlanta Falcons (7-4)

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In The Hunt:
7.) Seattle Seahawks (7-4)
8.) Detroit Lions (6-5)
9.) Green Bay Packers (5-6)
10.) Dallas Cowboys (5-6)
11.) Washington Redskins (5-6)
12.) Arizona Cardinals (5-6)
13.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7)
14.) Chicago Bears (3-8)

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15.) New York Giants (2-9)
16.) San Francisco 49ers (1-10)

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