NFC Playoff Watch

December 18 – There are only three weeks left in the regular season, which means the NFC playoff picture is starting to become a bit clearer. Three teams have clinched playoff berths while three other spots are still up for grabs. If the playoffs started today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be the sixth and final seed.

NFC PLAYOFF RACE (as of Week 15)

Buccaneer Magazine has listed the records and remaining schedules for each team in playoff contention.

*=Team has already clinched a playoff spot.


DIVISION LEADERS:

NFC West: 1. *St. Louis Rams (11-2)

@ Carolina (1-12)

INDIANAPOLIS (5-8)

ATLANTA (6-7)

NFC Central: 2. *Chicago Bears (10-3)

@ Washington (6-7)

@ Detroit (1-12)

JACKSONVILLE (5-8)

NFC East: 3. Philadelphia Eagles (9-4)

@ San Francisco (10-3)

NY GIANTS (6-7)

@ Tampa Bay (7-6)


WILD CARDS:

4. *San Francisco 49ers (10-3)

PHILADELPHIA (9-4)

@ Dallas (4-9)

@ New Orleans (7-5)

5.Green Bay Packers (10-3)

CLEVELAND (6-7)

MINNESOTA (5-8)

@ NY Giants (6-7)

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-6)

NEW ORLEANS (7-6)

BALTIMORE (8-5)

PHILADELPHIA (9-4)


OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

7. New Orleans Saints (7-6)

@ Tampa Bay (7-6)

WASHINGTON (6-7)

SAN FRANSCISCO (10-3)

8. Atlanta Falcons (6-7)

BUFFALO (2-11)

@ Miami (9-4)

@ St. Louis (11-2)

9. Washington Redskins (6-7)

CHICAGO (10-3)

@ New Orleans (7-5)

ARIZONA (5-8)

10. New York Giants (6-7)

SEATTLE (7-6)

@ Philadelphia (9-4)

GREEN BAY (9-4)

***Note: The three division winners automatically make the playoffs and secure the top three seeds. The next three teams make the playoffs based on their overall record. If there is a tie, a team will be chosen based on a head-to-head game from earlier in the year. If the two teams that are tied did not play each other earlier in the season, division and then conference record will break the tie.


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