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Who’ll claim the final two playoff spots?

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Ten of the 12 postseason berths have been claimed. Two remain. Three, as a practical matter, are in contention for the final available spots, which come from the NFC North champion and the second wild card in the NFC.

The possible permutations are Packers and Washington (with wins by Green Bay and Washington), Packers and Lions (with a loss by Washington), and Lions and Washington (with wins by Detroit and Washington). The Buccaneers also are technically alive, but they need a variety of things to fall their way, including a tie in the Giants-Washington game.

So which teams will make it? That’s our PFT Live question of the day.

Answer it, comment, and then tune in for a show that includes visits from Falcons Pro Bowl linebacker Vic Beasley and Cowboys defensive end David Irving.

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27 Responses to “Who’ll claim the final two playoff spots?”
  1. abninf says: Dec 30, 2016 7:18 AM

    The name of the team is the Redskins. And although you didn’t want to write an article on the last court ruling out of embarrassment about your predictions, they will not lose their trademark.

  2. RuddyJamesDIO says: Dec 30, 2016 7:39 AM

    REDSKINS!!!!!!

  3. pdabraham1 says: Dec 30, 2016 7:48 AM

    I wanted to vote for Packers and Redskins, but that option wasn’t there.

  4. realityonetwo says: Dec 30, 2016 8:01 AM

    Good job listing who each of these teams plays…

  5. whatjusthapped says: Dec 30, 2016 8:10 AM

    WTF? Do you mean to tell me that the Vikings wouldn’t repeat as NFC Champs? I’ve been reading for the past 6 months that they are Superbowl bound.

    Maybe they are as I am sure Houston will need some more ushers to help the fans find their seats.

  6. Adrian Beathisson says: Dec 30, 2016 8:20 AM

    A higher level of media professionalism would offer the Packers and REDSKINS.

  7. jimnh1 says: Dec 30, 2016 8:21 AM

    I believe Washington is going to lose to the Giants leaving Green Bay as division winner beating the Lions and the Lions being the last wildcard team.

  8. juice08 says: Dec 30, 2016 8:42 AM

    I’m rooting for the Redskins.

  9. darcrequiem says: Dec 30, 2016 8:55 AM

    The Huskies may be in the NFL and College Football Playoffs!? Now that would be impressive.

  10. 2016nfcnorthchampiondetroitlions says: Dec 30, 2016 8:57 AM

    Lions will get one of them. They have won their prior six home games. A chance for the division title for the first time in 23 years? Ford Field will be incredibly loud this Sunday!

  11. aliveguy24 says: Dec 30, 2016 9:07 AM

    Redskins!

  12. captainwhodat says: Dec 30, 2016 10:08 AM

    will enjoy watching MVP Stafford (LOL) crash and burn once more…has been shot down more times than Snoopy was shot down by the Red Baron…

  13. ocdn says: Dec 30, 2016 10:38 AM

    As a Lions fan, I’ll be on pins and needles till the end of the game Sunday. And yes, I’ll be pulling for the Lions even though Green Bay is playing very well.

  14. allight59 says: Dec 30, 2016 11:22 AM

    When Stafford and Cousins dash the Slackers post season hopes, i will laugh and laugh and laugh….worst fan base in the nation and they deserve the next decade of losing seasons.

  15. aypeeswhippingstick says: Dec 30, 2016 11:32 AM

    As long as the Pack can deal with Jim Bob’s Cooter everything should work out fine for them.

  16. baadmantings says: Dec 30, 2016 11:41 AM

    Skins will poop the bed

  17. stellarperformance says: Dec 30, 2016 12:02 PM

    allight59 says:
    Dec 30, 2016 11:22 AM
    When Stafford and Cousins dash the Slackers post season hopes, i will laugh and laugh and laugh….worst fan base in the nation and they deserve the next decade of losing seasons.
    /////////////////////////////////////

    You again? You have never had any of your toothless predictions come true. Ever.

    Maybe you should be following women’s volleyball.

  18. upper23 says: Dec 30, 2016 12:03 PM

    Big unknown is how much the giants are really going to play to win. If giants come to play they will win.

  19. allight59 says: Dec 30, 2016 12:48 PM

    What is the passing yards record in a single game? Stafford might break it against the joke of a defense called Green Bay. If not Stafford, Dak, Eli, Matty Ice or Russell….embarassment to the NFC North.

  20. fuhq says: Dec 30, 2016 1:37 PM

    allight59 says:
    Dec 30, 2016 12:48 PM

    What is the passing yards record in a single game? Stafford might break it against the joke of a defense called Green Bay. If not Stafford, Dak, Eli, Matty Ice or Russell….embarassment to the NFC North.
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    Embarrassing, would be to start 5-0, and not make the playoffs!!!

  21. stellarperformance says: Dec 30, 2016 4:21 PM

    allight59 says:
    Dec 30, 2016 12:48 PM
    What is the passing yards record in a single game? Stafford might break it against the joke of a defense called Green Bay. If not Stafford, Dak, Eli, Matty Ice or Russell….embarassment to the NFC North.
    /////////////////////////////////////

    Well, I guess we now know what happened to arianus.

  22. truthbetold109 says: Dec 30, 2016 9:08 PM

    allight59 says:
    Dec 30, 2016 11:22 AM
    When Stafford and Cousins dash the Slackers post season hopes, i will laugh and laugh and laugh….worst fan base in the nation and they deserve the next decade of losing seasons.
    ________________-

    This is why no one can stand vikings fans. Bitter trolls.

  23. filthymcnasty3 says: Dec 31, 2016 1:13 PM

    It’s a privilege to watch these great 3 contending teams heroically battling down to the wire.

    This is better football.

    For better people.

  24. carlpanzramwasatypicalminnesotan says: Dec 31, 2016 4:41 PM

    I just wish Vikings fans would know their place:

    3rd or worse in the division.

    For a Long, LONG time.

  25. cobaltdriver says: Dec 31, 2016 7:25 PM

    Who is more bitter..Hillary is or the Viking fans?

  26. lanski5 says: Jan 1, 2017 12:03 PM

    2016nfcnorthchampiondetroitlions says:
    Dec 30, 2016 8:57 AM
    Lions will get one of them. They have won their prior six home games. A chance for the division title for the first time in 23 years? Ford Field will be incredibly loud this Sunday!
    ————————————————

    To the chants of Go Pack Go, about early to mid 4th quarter. ; )

  27. lanski5 says: Jan 1, 2017 12:14 PM

    allight59 says:
    Dec 30, 2016 12:48 PM
    What is the passing yards record in a single game? Stafford might break it against the joke of a defense called Green Bay. If not Stafford, Dak, Eli, Matty Ice or Russell….embarassment to the NFC North.
    ———————————————
    I think both the Packers and Lions get in with the Packers taking the North Division. In case you haven’t been paying attention, only Dak and Cousins beat the Pack by more than 1 point. The Packers soundly beat Eli, Stafford, and Russell.

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