Playoffs taking shape

The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers have clinched division championships in the NFC. This week, the Philadelphia Eagles can win the NFC East, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons can earn playoff berths.

"This is a very exciting time right now," says Buccaneers head coach JON GRUDEN.  "Every move you make has a great impact on what is going to happen.  We want to secure a spot in the playoffs and get to the Super Bowl tournament -- that's No. 1.  But we have unfinished business.  We haven't qualified yet, so the first thing we need to concentrate on is the Detroit Lions this Sunday."

Following are the records of NFC playoff contenders, their remaining games and their wins and losses against other NFC playoff hopefuls:

NFC EAST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM/GAMES VS. CONTENDERS

OVERALL

DIV.

CONF.

WK. 15

WK. 16

WK. 17

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

10-3

3-0

9-0

Was

At Dal

At NYG

Wins: NYG, TB, SF; Losses: None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK GIANTS

7-6

3-1

6-4

Dal

At Ind

Phil

Wins: None; Losses: Atl, Phil, SF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NFC NORTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM/GAMES VS. CONTENDERS

OVERALL

DIV.

CONF.

WK. 15

WK. 16

WK. 17

x-GREEN BAY PACKERS

10-3

5-1

8-3

At SF

Buf

At NYJ

Wins: Atl; Losses: NO, TB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NFC SOUTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM/GAMES VS. CONTENDERS

OVERALL

DIV.

CONF.

WK. 15

WK. 16

WK. 17

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

10-3

4-2

7-3

At Det

Pitt

At Chi

Wins: Atl (2), GB; Losses: NO (2), Phil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

9-4

3-2

7-3

Min

At Cin

Car

Wins: GB, TB (2), SF; Losses: Atl (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATLANTA FALCONS

8-4-1

4-2

6-4

Sea

Det

At Clev

Wins: NO (2), NYG; Losses: GB, TB (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NFC WEST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM/GAMES VS. CONTENDERS

OVERALL

DIV.

CONF.

WK. 15

WK. 16

WK. 17

x-SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

9-4

4-0

7-2

GB

At Ariz

At StL

Wins: NYG; Losses: NO, Phil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X – Clinched division


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