The NFC’s Playoff Drive

Yesterday, I went through the AFC’s teams and who was likely to make it to the postseason.  Today, I’ll go through the much-duller NFC.  Basically, barring a major collapse by someone currently in the conference’s top six teams, those will be the teams making the tournament.  No one currently out of playoff position is playing anywhere near well enough to get back into it.  There are five teams with no chance at all, relegated to spoilers.  Seattle plays San Francisco and Green Bay; St. Louis plays Arizona, San Francisco and Chicago; Detroit gets Arizona, Chicago and San Francisco;  suddenly-competitive Tampa Bay has games against Carolina, New Orleans and Atlanta twice; and Washington gets to mix it up with the AFC East trio of Dallas, Philly and the Giants as well as New Orleans.  The best they can hope for is to do a little damage and build for next year.

There are three 4-6 teams who could get hot, but I don’t think any of them are going anywhere.  (more…)

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