ARLINGTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 14: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates his rushing touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter at AT&T Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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With Week 10 of the NFL season almost in the books, how does the NFC playoff picture look if the campaign were to end today.
If the 2021 NFL season has shown us anything, it is that there is no clear Super Bowl favorite 10 weeks in especially in the NFC. The has been no separation from the top teams in the conference, giving teams sitting at or below .500 hope of sneaking into the playoffs in the next seven weeks.
Based off the Week 10 results, just how does the playoff picture look in the NFC if the season were to end today? We have you covered.
Note: This was written prior to Monday night’s Los Angeles Rams-San Francisco 49ers game.
NFC Playoff Picture: Who has the edge?
NFC East standings
Dallas Cowboys (7-2)Philadelphia Eagles (4-6)Washington Football Team (3-6)New York Giants (3-6)
NFC North standings
Green Bay Packers (8-2)Minnesota Vikings (4-5)Chicago Bears (3-6)Detroit Lions (0-8-1)
NFC South standings
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3)New Orleans Saints (5-4)Carolina Panthers (5-5)Atlanta Falcons (4-5)
NFC West standings
Arizona Cardinals (8-2)Los Angeles Rams (7-2)San Francisco 49ers (3-5)Seattle Seahawks (3-6)
The Cardinals no longer ranks as the top seed in the NFC after they were defeated 34-10 by the Panthers on Sunday. The Packers now own the No. 1 spot due to their win over the Cardinals back in Week 8 and the fact that they shut out the Seahawks 16-0 on Sunday.
After being embarrassed by the Denver Broncos, the Cowboys and Dan Quinn’s defense destroyed the Atlanta Falcons 43-6 on Sunday. That, and the fact that the Buccaneers lost 29-19 to the Washington Football Team, allowed the Cowboys to move up to the third-seed. Tampa Bay now ranks fourth.
As for the Wild Card teams, the Rams maintain the No. 5 slot prior to their game against the 49ers on Monday. The Saints retain their sixth spot even with their 23-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Carolina is now the seventh-seed following their win over Arizona, thanks in part to two touchdowns scored by returning quarterback Cam Newton.