NFC Playoff Scenario

Entering the final week of the season, the divisional champions are as follows:

  • The New York Giants won the East.
    • If Philadelphia and New York end season with identical records, New York won both Head-to-Head matchups against Philadelphia.
  • The Green Bay Packers won the North.
  • Undecided.
    • New Orleans Saints can win the division with a win AND an Atlanta loss.
    • Atlanta Falcons wins division with a win OR identical records.
      • Atlanta has better winning percentage against division opponents.
  • San Francisco 49ers won the West.

The top 4 seeds will be determined as follows:

  • San Francisco will be the first seed with a WIN OR Green Bay loss.
  • Green Bay will be the first seed with a WIN AND San Francisco loss.
    • Green Bay owns strength of schedule tie breaker
    • The #2 seed will be the either San Francisco or Green Bay.
    • The #3 seed will be the winner of the NFC South
    • The #4 seed is the New York Giants

  Wildcard slots 5 and 6 will be determined as follows:

  • If Atlanta wins NFC South, New Orleans would be the fifth seed since they won their Head-to-Head matchup against Detroit. Detroit would be the sixth seed.
  • If New Orleans wins NFC South, Detroit would be the fifth seed since they won their Head-to-Head matchup against Atlanta.  Atlanta would be the sixth seed.

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