Week 14 NFL playoff picture: Eagles, Vikings can clinch on Sunday

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The NFL playoff race is in full swing, and two NFC teams can clinch playoff berths on Sunday.

Meanwhile, another game features two NFC division leaders squaring off, and a couple of teams on the cusp of the playoff race have big opportunities to get into the thick of it.

Here’s how the NFC playoff picture looks heading into Sunday.

CURRENTLY IN
1. Eagles (11-1) Clinch a playoff berth if they beat the Giants on Sunday, or if both the 49ers and Seahawks lose.

2. Vikings (10-2) Clinch the NFC North if they beat the Lions on Sunday.

3. 49ers (8-4) The NFC West-leading 49ers taking on the NFC South-leading Buccaneers is a big one.

4. Buccaneers (6-6) Beating the 49ers would be a big win for potential postseason seeding.

5. Cowboys (9-3) They’re rooting hard for the Giants to beat the Eagles on Sunday.

6. Giants (7-4-1) Probably won’t catch the Eagles regardless, but a win would be very big for their wild card hopes.

7. Seahawks (7-5) Can’t afford to get upset by the Panthers on Sunday.

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8. Commanders (7-5-1) In good shape in the wild card race at the bye.

9. Lions (5-7) Surging late in the season, but desperately need to beat the Vikings on Sunday.

10. Falcons (5-8) During their bye week they’ll be rooting for the 49ers to beat the Buccaneers.

11. Packers (5-8) On their bye week and will need a miracle to get them to the playoffs.

12. Cardinals (4-8) Slim playoff hopes and desperately need to beat the Patriots on Monday night.

13. Panthers (4-8) Only two games out of the NFC South, and a win over the Seahawks keeps their slim playoff hopes alive.

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14. Saints (4-9) The one NFC South team that has no realistic path to the playoffs.

15. Rams (4-9) Baker Mayfield‘s comeback win over the Raiders was spectacular, but it was too little, too late.

16. Bears (3-10) Dead last in the conference at the bye.

11 responses to “Week 14 NFL playoff picture: Eagles, Vikings can clinch on Sunday

  1. 11. Packers (5-8) On their bye week and will need a miracle to get them to the playoffs.’
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    After the bye, they face the Baker Mayfield QB’d Rams.

    Could Aaron be upstaged by Baker Mansfiled in primetime on MNF?

  2. We’re so thrilled to be back in the playoffs again in Minnesota. We’re not used to that.

  3. The Lions will show their true colors Sunday and get the Vikings into the playoffs. Please prove me wrong Detroit.

  4. So let’s get this straight, with no playoffs again for the packers do the fans still get the offseason championship parade after the year?

  5. No way the Packers can steal the off season championship from us. It’s ours in Minnesota.

  6. I knew the Giants were eventually going to fall back to the Pack. Well, maybe not quite THAT far… they aren’t great, but at least better than that.

  7. cheeseisfattening says:
    July 30, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    thetomahawk says:
    July 29, 2022 at 5:51 pm
    Hey cheeseisfattening this “sorry” Wr group will add another NFC North Division banner this year.much more than the best WR in the league will have at years end.Oh wait the narrative will be that Division titles don’t matter right?Remember you have to make playoffs to be relevant.Vikings will not be relevant again this year.
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    Division titles only seem to matter when the packers win the division. When someone else wins it it will cease to matter again. Also packers fans are the only ones claiming victory in the off-season yet they claim other fans are the ones who do it. These are some of the reasons (along with narcissistic bully liar Rodgers) the packers are the most disliked team in the nfl.
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    Packer fans will start celebrating the 2024 nfcn title as soon as the offseason starts. Just like last year

  8. The Packers will have zero chance of taking the off season title from us. We have all the trophies on display at Winter Park.

  9. cheeseisfattening says:
    December 9, 2022 at 7:17 pm
    Packer fans will start celebrating the 2024 nfcn title as soon as the offseason starts. Just like last year
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I don’t recall Packer fans celebrating the 2024 NFCN title last year, in 2021. Your memory must be better than mine.

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