NFC Playoff Watch

December 15 – There are just two weeks remaining in the 2002 regular season and the NFC playoff race is extremely tight. If the playoffs started today, the 11-3 Buccaneers, who clinched a playoff spot with its win against the Lions, would win the NFC South Division and they would receive a first-round bye in the playoffs. PewterReport.com will keep fans updated on the NFC playoff race throughout the remainder of the season.

DIVISION LEADERS:

NFC EAST:

No. 1 PHILADELPHIA 11-3 (Clinched division and a home playoff game)

Remaining Schedule: at Dallas, at New York Giants


NFC SOUTH:

No. 2 TAMPA BAY 11-3 (Clinched a playoff spot)

Remaining Schedule: Pittsburgh, at Chicago


NFC NORTH:

No. 3 GREEN BAY 11-3 (Clinched division and a home playoff game)

Remaining Schedule: Buffalo, at NY Jets


NFC WEST:

No. 4 SAN FRANCISCO 9-5 (Clinched division and a home playoff game)

Remaining Schedule: at Arizona, at St. Louis


WILD CARDS:

No. 5 NEW ORLEANS 9-5

Remaining Schedule: at Cincinnati, Carolina

No. 6 ATLANTA 8-5-1

Remaining Schedule: Detroit, at Cleveland


OUTSIDE LOOKING IN:

NEW YORK GIANTS 8-6

Remaining Schedule: at Indianapolis, Philadelphia


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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