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As we near the end of the 2016 NFC season, I thought today would look at every team’s final 5 games, and see who looks best set up to make a playoff run. We will look at the AFC by the end of the week. We will only be breaking down playoff contenders in this article.

 NFC North

Green Bay Packers(5-6)

The Packers are a team dealing with injury issues, but they still have one of the best QB’s in the game in Aaron Rodgers. As long as Rodgers is under center they have a shot.

Houston Texans-Win

Seattle-Loss

@Chicago-Win

Minnesota-Win

@Detroit-Loss

Final Record 8-8

 

Minnesota Vikings(6-5)

Like the Packers injuries have killed a hot Vikings team, they are still strong enough on defense to win this division, though.

Dallas-Loss

@Jacksonville-Win

Indianapolis-Win

@Green Bay-Loss

Chicago-Win

Final Record 9-7

 

Detroit Lions(7-4)

The Lions have been one of this year’s surprise teams. Need to play better away from home.

@New Orleans-Loss

Chicago-Win

@New York Giants-Loss

@Dallas-Loss

Green Bay-Win

Final Record 9-7(Division Champions)

 

 NFC South

New Orleans Saints(5-6)

Detroit Lions-Win

@Tampa Bay-Loss

@Arizona-Win

Tampa Bay-Win

@Atlanta-Loss

Final Record 8-8

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers(6-5)

The Bucs have been a surprise this year, let some games get away that they should have won earlier in the season.

@San Diego-Loss

New Orleans-Win

@Dallas-Loss

@New Orleans-Loss

Carolina-Win

Final Record 8-8

 

Atlanta Falcons(7-4)

The Falcons are a huge threat to anyone they play. Great on offense and steadily improving on defense.

Kansas City-Win

Rams-Win

49ers-Win

@Carolina-Win

New Orleans Saints-Win

Final Record 12-4(Division Champions)

 

 NFC West

Seattle Seahawks(7-3-1)

Once again one of the best teams in football. The question is can the offensive line hold up?

Carolina-Win

@Green Bay-Win

Rams-Win

Arizona-Win

49ers-Win

Final Record 12-3-1(Division Champions)

 

   NFC East

Dallas Cowboys

Maybe the best team in football right now. Led by a dominating offensive line and two sensational rookies.

@Minnesota-Win

@New York Giants-Loss

Tampa Bay-Win

Detroit-Win

@Philadelphia-Win

Final Record 14-2(Division Champions)

 

New York Giants(8-3)

Eli Manning is having a great year when you consider the offensive line is not very good and they have no running game.

@Pittsburgh-Loss

Dallas-Win

Detroit-Win

@Philadelpia-Win

@Washington-Loss

Final Record 11-5(Wild Card)

 

Washington Redskins

Kirk Cousins is having an amazing season, this team has offensive weapons all over the place. Can the defense step up so they can beat the top teams in the playoffs?

@Arizona-Win

@Philadelphia-Win

Carolina-Win

@Chicago-Win

New York Giants-Win

Final Record 11-4-1(Wild Card)

 

 Wild Card Playoffs

(6)New York Giants@Atlanta Falcons(3)  Pick:Falcons

(5)Washington Redskins@Detroit Lions(4) Pick:Lions

 

Divisional Playoffs

(4)Detroit Lions@Dallas Cowboys(1)  Pick:Cowboys

(3)Atlanta Falcons@Seattle Seahawks(2) Pick:Falcons

 

 NFC Championship

(3)Atlanta Falcons@Dallas Cowboys(1)  Pick:Cowboys