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NFL Playoff Picture Week 17

The majority of the NFC playoff picture will be decided by the end of the 4pm games today. After that point, only the winner of the NFC West (who will be the #4 seed) will be left to be decided. Right now the Falcons, Bears, Eagles, & Saints have all clinched but only the Eagles are locked into a particular seed.

The Atlanta Falcons need only a win over the Carolina Panthers to secure a first round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

The Bears need a Falcons loss and a win over the Green Bay Packers to get the #1 overall seed. Otherwise, they’ll be no worse than the #2 and will have a bye.

The Packers need a win over Chicago or a Giants loss to secure the final wildcard spot. The Giants need to beat the Redskins and a Packers loss at home to the Bears. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to beat the Saints in New Orleans and for both the Giants and Packers to lose. Whoever gets this wildcard spot faces the Eagles next weekend in Philadelphia.

The Saints can still win the NFC South and get a first round bye if they beat the Bucs and the Falcons lose to the Panthers.

The NFC West is a winner take all scenario tonight in Seattle. Whoever wins that game (the Rams or the Seahawks) wins the NFC West and faces the runner up in the NFC South next week.