NFC Playoffs 2013: Week 13 Wild Card picture

Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; A general view of logos around the field prior to the NFC Wild Card playoff game between the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The NFC Wild Card Race is a lot tougher than the AFC situation. Right now a strong 9-3 Carolina Panthers team is sitting in the first Wild Card spot and fifth seed in the play off. It could get interesting for the Panthers and the NFC South division in the next few weeks.

The Saints, at 9-2, are currently the second seed in the NFC. They play the Panthers twice in the next three weeks and the loser of that division will likely wind up in a Wild Card spot while the other could wind up with a first-round bye.

Currently the 8-4 49ers are hanging on to the second Wild Card spot and the final sixth seed in the playoffs. They have a full game lead over a pair of 7-5 teams. In seventh is the Philadelphia Eagles, and behind them are the Arizona Cardinals. The Eagles hold the tie breaker over the Cardinals after winning the game between the two on Sunday.

Here is a look at the current NFC standings, via ESPN.com:

National Football Conference
CONF RK NFC W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV REASON
1 Seattle 10 1 0 .909 3-0-0 7-0-0 .428 .404 NFC West Champ
2 New Orleans 9 2 0 .818 3-0-0 7-0-0 .462 .435 NFC South Champ
3 Detroit 7 5 0 .583 4-1-0 6-3-0 .444 .422 NFC North Champ
Wins tie break over Dallas based on head-to-head win percentage.
4 Dallas 7 5 0 .583 4-0-0 6-2-0 .504 .377 NFC East Champ (Wins tie break over Philadelphia based on head-to-head win percentage.)
5 Carolina 9 3 0 .750 3-0-0 7-2-0 .461 .416
6 San Francisco 8 4 0 .667 3-1-0 5-3-0 .507 .374
7 Philadelphia 7 5 0 .583 3-2-0 6-2-0 .461 .364 Wins tie break over Arizona based on head-to-head win percentage.
8 Arizona 7 5 0 .583 0-3-0 4-5-0 .521 .417
9 Chicago 6 6 0 .500 2-3-0 3-6-0 .472 .451
10 Green Bay 5 6 1 .458 2-2-1 3-5-1 .472 .398

Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers

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