NFC Playoff Scenarios: Eagles Only Team Remaining In Playoff Hunt, Seeding For Teams Still Up In Air

By Michael Vesci
Dec. 26, 2018

It is Week 17 in the NFL as the regular season draws to a close and we get ready for the most exciting time of the year which is the playoffs. While there is not nearly as much to decide as there was in the AFC, seeding has to still be determined for a couple of teams and the Philadelphia Eagles have a shot to still get in the playoffs if thing go their way. As we did in previous weeks, we will show the teams based on their standing within the conference along with their last game, upcoming game, and their scenarios. This week's scenarios are those as distributed by the NFL and can be found on NFL.com as well.

National Football Conference (NFC)

#1 New Orleans Saints (13-2)

Last Game: Sunday (12/23) vs. PIT (31-28 W)

Next Game: 12/30 vs. CAR, 1:00 PM EST

Clinching Scenarios (For Week 17): None. Clinched home-field advantage throughout NFC Playoffs

#2 Los Angeles Rams (12-3)

Last Game: Sunday (12/23) vs. ARI (31-9 W)

Next Game: 12/30 vs. SF, 4:25 PM EST

Clinching Scenarios (For Week 17):

Los Angeles clinches a first-round bye with:

LAR win or tie OR
CHI loss or tie

#3 Chicago Bears (11-4)

Last Game: Sunday (12/23) @ SF (14-9 W)

Next Game: 12/30 @ MIN, 4:25 PM EST

Clinching Scenarios (For Week 17):

Chicago clinches a first-round bye with:

CHI win + LAR loss

#4 Dallas Cowboys (10-5)

Last Game: Sunday (12/23) vs. TB (27-20 W)

Next Game: 12/30 @ NYG, 1:00 PM EST

Clinching Scenarios (For Week 17): None. Clinched NFC East title and #4 seed.

#5 Seattle Seahawks (9-6)

Last Game: Sunday (12/23) vs. KC (38-31 W)

Next Game: 12/30 vs. ARI, 4:25 PM EST

Clinching Scenarios (For Week 17): None. Clinched first NFC Wild Card spot.

#6 Minnesota Vikings (8-5-1)

Last Game: Sunday (12/23) @ DET (27-9 W)

Next Game: 12/30 vs. CHI, 4:25 PM EST

Clinching Scenarios (For Week 17):

Minnesota clinches a playoff berth with:

MIN win or tie OR
PHI loss or tie

In The Hunt

#7 Philadelphia Eagles

Last Game: Sunday (12/23) vs. HOU (32-30 W)

Next Game: 12/30 @ WAS, 4:25 PM EST

Clinching Scenarios (For Week 17):

Philadelphia clinches a playoff berth with:

PHI win + MIN loss

Eliminated From Playoff Contention

Washington Redskins (7-8)

Green Bay Packers (6-8-1)

Atlanta Falcons (6-9)

Carolina Panthers (6-9)

New York Giants (5-10)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-10)

Detroit Lions (5-10)

San Francisco 49ers (4-11)

Arizona Cardinals (3-12)

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