NFC Playoff Watch

November 10 – There are still seven weeks remaining in the 2002 regular season, but the NFC playoff picture is starting to take shape. If the playoffs started today, the Buccaneers would be in as a wild card. PewterReport.com will keep Bucs fans updated on the NFC playoff race throughout the remainder of the season.

DIVISION LEADERS:

NFC EAST:

PHILADELPHIA 6-3

Remaining Schedule: Arizona, at San Francisco, St. Louis, at Seattle, Washington, at Dallas, at Detroit


NFC NORTH:

GREEN BAY 8-1

Remaining Schedule: at Minnesota, at Tampa Bay, Chicago, Minnesota, at San Francisco, Buffalo, at NY Jets


NFC SOUTH:

NEW ORLEANS 7-2

Remaining Schedule: at Atlanta, Cleveland, Tampa Bay, at Baltimore, Minnesota, at Cincinnati, Carolina


NFC WEST:

SAN FRANCISCO 7-2

Remaining Schedule: at San Diego, Philadelphia, Seattle, at Dallas, Green Bay, at Arizona, at St. Louis


WILD CARDS:

TAMPA BAY 7-2

Remaining Schedule: Carolina, Green Bay, at New Orleans, Atlanta, at Detroit, Pittsburgh, at Chicago

NEW YORK GIANTS 5-4

Remaining Schedule: Washington, at Houston, Tennessee, at Washington, Dallas, at Indianapolis, Philadelphia


OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

ATLANTA 5-3-1

Remaining Schedule: New Orleans, at Carolina, at Minnesota, at Tampa Bay, Seattle, Detroit, at Cleveland

WAHINGTON 4-5

Remaining Schedule: at Jacksonville, at NY Giants, St. Louis, at Dallas, NY Giants, at Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas

ST. LOUIS 4-5

Remaining Schedule: Chicago, at Washington, at Philadelphia, at Kansas City, Arizona, at Seattle, San Francisco

ARIZONA 4-5

Remaining Schedule: at Philadelphia, Oakland, at Kansas City, Detroit, at St. Louis, San Francisco, at Denver


NOTES AND TIE-BREAKERS:

NOTE: *The four NFC division winners will automatically receive at least one home playoff game. The top two division winners will receive a bye week followed by a home playoff game while the other two division winners will host a wild card game. The two non-division winners, who will be the two wild card teams, will play on the road.

TIE-BREAKERS:

For Division Ties:
1. Head-to-head
2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games within division
3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games

For Wild-Card Ties:
1. Head-to-head
2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games within conference
3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, min. of four


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