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NFC playoff race getting interesting

Nov. 25, 2012
 

Tonight's Packers-Giants game will have ramifications regarding the NFC playoff seedings heading into the final five weeks of the season.

If the Packers beat the Giants, they will remain tied with the Chicago Bears atop the NFC North division and stay as the No. 3 NFC seed. The Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings today to improve to 8-3.

If the Packers lose, they will fall into second place in the NFC North and tumble to the No. 5 seed in the NFC.

Most of the wild-card contenders in the NFC lost today, which leaves the Packers with a little bit of a cushion if they need to secure a wild-card berth. The Seahawks, Bucs and Vikings all fell to 6-5 with losses today. So even if the Packers lose to the Giants, they will maintain a one-game lead in the wild-card chase.

Here is a look at the up-to-the-minute NFC seedings, pending the results of the Saints-49ers game, which is in progress. Remaining schedules are also included.

NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

1. Atlanta Falcons 10-1
Saints (5-6)
At Panthers (2-8)
Giants (6-4)
At Lions (4-7)
Bucs (6-5)


2. San Francisco 49ers 8-2-1
At Rams (4-6-1)
Dolphins (5-6)
At Patriots (8-3)
At Seahawks (6-5)
Cardinals (4-7)

3. Chicago Bears 8-3
Seahawks (6-5)
At Vikings (6-5)
Packers (7-3)
At Cardinals (4-7)
At Lions (4-7)
Opponents' record:


4. New York Giants 6-4
Packers (7-3)
At Redskins (5-6)
Saints (5-6)
At Falcons (10-1)
At Ravens (9-2)
Eagles (3-7)


5. Green Bay Packers 7-3
At Giants (6-4)
Vikings (6-5)
Lions (4-7)
At Bears (8-3)
Titans (4-7)
At Vikings (6-5)




6. Seattle Seahawks 6-5
At Bears (8-3)
Cardinals (4-7)
At Bills (4-7)
49ers (8-2-1)
Rams (4-6-1)


7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-5
At Broncos (8-3)
Eagles (3-7)
At Saints (5-6)
Rams (4-6-1)
At Falcons (10-1)


8. Minnesota Vikings 6-5
At Packers (7-3)
Bears (8-3)
At Rams (4-6-1)
At Texans (10-1)
Packers (7-3)

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