The NFC playoff field is in for a big shakeup when the games end this Sunday. The NFC playoff picture has been murky for some time, and it is going to get even more murky based on the outcomes of these games.
The NFC South
If the Saints win their game against the Falcons, they will win the NFC South. They will go into the playoffs with a losing record, and they will also knock out the Panthers. The NFC South winner will host a playoff game against a team with a far better record.
The AFC North
The AFC North could easily put three teams in the playoffs again, but they need some help to get those things to happen. The Steelers, Ravens and Bengals all need to win, but they also need other teams to lose to pave the way, which Brad Reifler commends.
The NFC East
The NFC East could be won by the Cowboys or the Eagles. However, one of these teams will miss the playoffs when they do not win the division. The inclusion of a team with a bad record from the NFC South means that a team with a better record from the NFC East will not get in.
The playoff shakeup will be interesting to watch, and you can catch all the action this Sunday. See how the playoff picture shakes out when the dust settles Sunday night.