NFC Playoff Races in Full Swing

As the NFL enters Week 13, there are 24 teams either in or within one game of a playoff spot, including 10 in the NFC.

The New Orleans Saints have the toughest remaining schedule among those NFC clubs, facing opponents with a combined 34-21 (.618) mark.

"From here on in, the only statistic that matters is winning games," says head coach BRUCE ARIANS of the 7-4 Arizona Cardinals. "Whatever we have to do as a football team to win a game, that's all that matters."

The remaining strength of schedule for the 10 NFC teams either in or within one game of a playoff spot:

NFC East

Team Dallas (6-5) Philadelphia (6-5)
Source: NFL
OPP. RECORD24-30-1 (.445)27-27-1 (.500)
WEEK 13Oakland (4-7)Arizona (7-4)
WEEK 14at Chicago (6-5)Detroit (6-5)
WEEK 15Green Bay (5-5-1)at Minnesota (2-8-1)
WEEK 16at Washington (3-8)Chicago (6-5)
WEEK 17Philadelphia (6-5)at Dallas (6-5)


NFC North

Team Chicago (6-5) Detroit (6-5) Green Bay (5-5-1)
Source: NFL
OPP. RECORD23-30-2 (.436)22-31-2 (.418)25-30 (.455)
WEEK 13at Minnesota (2-8-1)Green Bay (5-5-1)at Detroit (6-5)
WEEK 14Dallas (6-5)at Philadelphia (6-5)Atlanta (2-9)
WEEK 15at Cleveland (4-7)Baltimore (5-6)at Dallas (6-5)
WEEK 16at Philadelphia (6-5)New York Giants (4-7)Pittsburgh (5-6)
WEEK 17Green Bay (5-5-1)at Minnesota (2-8-1)at Chicago (6-5)


NFC South

Team New Orleans (9-2) Carolina (8-3)
Source: NFL
OPP. RECORD34-21 (.618)28-27 (.509)
WEEK 13at Seattle (10-1)Tampa Bay (3-8)
WEEK 14Carolina (8-3)at New Orleans (9-2)
WEEK 15at St. Louis (5-6)New York Jets (5-6)
WEEK 16at Carolina (8-3)New Orleans (9-2)
WEEK 17Tampa Bay (3-8)at Atlanta (2-9)


NFC West

Team Seattle (10-1) Arizona (7-4) San Francisco (7-4)
Source: NFL
OPP. RECORD32-23 (.582)33-22 (.600)27-28 (.491)
WEEK 13New Orleans (9-2)at Philadelphia (6-5)St. Louis (5-6)
WEEK 14at San Francisco (7-4)St. Louis (5-6)Seattle (10-1)
WEEK 15at New York Giants (4-7)at Tennessee (5-6)at Tampa Bay (3-8)
WEEK 16Arizona (7-4)at Seattle (10-1)Atlanta (2-9)
WEEK 17St. Louis (5-6)San Francisco (7-4)at Arizona (7-4)


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NFC Playoff Races in Full Swing