NFC playoff picture coming into focus
We're probably a little early with this, but there was an interesting nugget in today's paper that I thought I'd pass along for those who missed it.
Our editors included a snapshot of the playoff picture in the NFC through Sunday's games, showing you what the playoff lineup would look like if the postseason started today.
Giants (East) 9-1*
Panthers (South) 8-2*
Cardinals (West) 7-3
Packers (North) 5-5
(* denotes first-round bye)
A great deal is going to change between now and the end of the season. The Bucs play at Carolina, for example, in three weeks. And the Cowboys and Falcons are still very much in the thick of the wildcard race, too. And who knows which teams will rise or fall that we're not even considering?
Guess we'll have our answers soon enough.