So I hear there’s a bit of a situation as we head into the final week of the regular season. Apparently there are still quite a few things left for the Cowboys to play for. The scenarios go on forever really, but the playoff picture has a lot of clarity, surprisingly, in the NFC.
The Cowboys host the Eagles next Sunday and while they have already made the playoffs, both teams, there is still the small matter of who takes the NFC East Championship to contend for. Because the Cowboys defeated the Eagles in the first meeting this year, they own the head-to-head tie breaker. If the Cowboys win they’d be tied at 11 wins with the Eagles, but we’d take the NFC East title.
But that’s not all we’re playing for though. There is an outside chance that we could get a first round bye if we get some help from around the conference. It shakes out like this:
If the Vikings and Cardinals lose next week, and the Vikings lose tonight, then the winner of next weeks Cowboys-Eagles game will take the number two seed in the NFC behind the Saints.
It’s a long shot, but considering that if it doesn’t happen that way we’ll have to face the Eagles two weeks in a row, it’s something to hope for. There’s also home field advantage to play for.
Aside from that though, the NFC has been locked up already. Here are the NFC teams in the playoffs.
- New Orleans Saints
- Minnesota Vikings
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Green Bay Packers
- Arizona Cardinals
- Dallas Cowboys
Let’s hope for some luck this week and next so that the Cardinals and Vikings don’t win another game.