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NFL 2013 Week 16: NFC Playoff Picture with Two Weeks To Go

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, 10 NFC teams are still in contention for a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII.

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NFC Divisions

All four divisions are still be determined. A breakdown of the NFC division races:

NFC East

The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys remain in contention for the NFC East division title. Both the Eagles and Cowboys, who meet in Week 17, are in control of their destiny in the division race.

Team Overall Division Conference Strength of
Victory
Strength of
Schedule
Source: NFL
Philadelphia8-63-27-3.379.449
Dallas7-74-06-4.362.495

 

NFC North

The Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions remain in contention for the NFC North division title. The Bears and Packers, who meet in Week 17, are in control of their fate in the division race.

Team Overall Division Conference Strength of
Victory
Strength of
Schedule
Source: NFL
Chicago8-62-34-6.455.452
Green Bay7-6-12-2-15-5-1.379.454
Detroit7-74-16-4.429.477

 

NFC South

The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers remain in contention for the NFC South division title. Both the Panthers and Saints, who meet in Week 16, are in control of their destiny in the division race.

Team Overall Division Conference Strength of
Victory
Strength of
Schedule
Source: NFL
New Orleans10-44-08-2.493.526
Carolina10-43-17-3.439.497

 

NFC West

Seattle and San Francisco remain in contention for the NFC West division title. The Seahawks are in control in the division race.

Team Overall Division Conference Strength of
Victory
Strength of
Schedule
Source: NFL
Seattle12-23-19-1.438.472
San Francisco10-44-17-3.418.508

 

NFC Wild Card Race

The Seattle Seahawks have already clinched a playoff spot and currently lead the NFC West. Nine other NFC teams remain in contention for a postseason spot. Four of those teams can qualify for a Wild Card berth.

A breakdown of the NFC Wild Card race:

Team Overall Conference Strength of
Victory
Strength of
Schedule
Source: NFL
*Seattle has already clinched a playoff berth and currently leads the NFC West
**New Orleans and Carolina currently lead the NFC South
Seattle*12-29-1.438.472
New Orleans**10-48-2.493.526
Carolina**10-47-3.439.497
San Francisco10-47-3.418.508
Arizona9-55-5.405.495

 

New Orleans, Carolina, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Green Bay and Dallas are each in control of their fate for at least a playoff berth.

Chicago, Philadelphia, Green Bay, Dallas and Detroit can only qualify for the postseason as a division winner.

NFC Home-Field Advantage and First-Round Bye

Four teams remain in contention for home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Seattle, which has the conference's best record at 12-2, is in control for home-field advantage.

Team Overall Conference Strength of
Victory
Strength of
Schedule
Source: NFL
Seattle12-29-1.438.472
New Orleans10-48-2.493.526
Carolina10-47-3.439.497
San Francisco10-47-3.418.508

 

Four teams remain in contention for a first-round bye. Seattle, New Orleans and Carolina are each in control for a first-round bye.

Team Overall Conference Strength of
Victory
Strength of
Schedule
Source: NFL
Seattle12-29-1.438.472
New Orleans10-48-2.493.526
Carolina10-47-3.439.497
San Francisco10-47-3.418.508

 

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