Updated NFC Playoff Picture, Seeds & Scenarios 2014
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Updated NFC Playoff Picture, Seeds & Scenarios 2014

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Entering Week 17, five teams had at least an outside shot at earning a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs.

But with the slate of games over, the top of the bracket looks exactly how most fans expected it to: The Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers are the top two seeds.

Seattle beat St. Louis Sunday to earn the No. 1 seed for the second straight year. Green Bay held off Detroit to win the NFC North and wrap up the No. 2 seed, relegating the Cardinals and Lions to Wild Card status while forcing the surging Cowboys to play on Wildcard weekend.

The Carolina Panthers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-3 to win the NFC South and the NFC’s No. 4 seed.

Here’s how the playoff picture shapes up. Click here to view how the AFC’s Playoff Picture is panning out.


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The Division Winners

1. Seattle Seahawks: NFC West champions
2. Green Bay Packers: NFC North champions
3. Dallas Cowboys: NFC East champions
4. Carolina Panthers: NFC South champions

The Wild Card Teams:

5. Arizona Cardinals
6. Detroit Lions

Notes:

Dallas will host Detroit and Carolina will host Arizona next weekend.

The Panthers are just the 2nd sub .500 division winner in the modern era (2010 Seattle Seahawks, 7-9).

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9 Comments

Anonymous

How is Dallas not the 1 seed with the same record as Seattle and beating them

Joe Calabrese

Seattle had the better conference record, so, unfortunately, head-to-head victories, under the current NFL system, doesn’t apply to the tie-breaker.

Anonymous

The Cowboys are looking damn good! Id rather see Green Bay in tha first round due to their inconsistencies in their secondary, ,,

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