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

NFC Playoffs 2013: Week 15 Wild Card picture


The NFC Wild Card picture is pretty clear heading into Monday Night Football. The Carolina Panthers and the San Francisco 49ers get the two berths with their 10-4 records. Those records would win either the NFC East or NFC North, and the NFC South leaders are 10-4 as well.

The Panthers get the fifth seed over the 49ers thanks to their win earlier in the season.

The Detroit Lions play on Monday night and a win would move them into the No. 4 spot as the NFC North Champs. The Dallas Cowboys had an opportunity to pull ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles with a win over the Packers, but they gave up a huge lead. That kept the Eagles, who also lost on Sunday, in the NFC East slot.

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 x - Seattle 12 2 0 .857 3-1-0 9-1-0 .472 .438 NFC West Champ
2 New Orleans 10 4 0 .714 4-0-0 8-2-0 .526 .493 NFC South Champ (Wins tie break over Carolina based on head-to-head win percentage.)
3 Philadelphia 8 6 0 .571 3-2-0 7-3-0 .451 .383 NFC East Champ
Wins tie break over Chicago based on best win percentage in conference games.
4 Chicago 8 6 0 .571 2-3-0 4-6-0 .453 .450 NFC North Champ
5 Carolina 10 4 0 .714 3-1-0 7-3-0 .497 .439 Wins tie break over San Francisco based on head-to-head win percentage.
6 San Francisco 10 4 0 .714 4-1-0 7-3-0 .508 .418
7 Arizona 9 5 0 .643 1-3-0 5-5-0 .497 .408
8 Detroit 7 6 0 .538 4-1-0 6-4-0 .470 .429
9 Green Bay 7 6 1 .536 2-2-1 5-5-1 .456 .380
10 Dallas 7 7 0 .500 4-0-0 6-4-0 .497 .362
11 St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 1-4-0 3-7-0 .556 .500
12 NY Giants 5 9 0 .357 2-3-0 4-6-0 .551 .386
13 Minnesota 4 9 1 .321 1-3-1 3-7-1 .515 .446
14 Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 1-4-0 2-8-0 .579 .436 Wins tie break over Atlanta based on best win percentage in common games.
15 Atlanta 4 10 0 .286 1-4-0 3-7-0 .533 .321
16 Washington 3 11 0 .214 0-4-0 1-9-0 .523 .452
  • x - Clinched Playoff Berth

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