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Week 16 comes to a close with Bears win over Vikings, what does the playoff picture look like now?

With the OT win by the Bears, the Vikings now have no chance for the 1st spot and have lost their firm grasp on the 2nd spot.  Right now the Eagles would have the 2nd spot making the Vikings have to play in the Wild Card week.  The only thing we know about the playoffs for certain are:

1) Saints are the #1 and have HFA.

2) There are 6 teams for sure in that can almost occupy any seed (except the Packers).

3) Week 17 is going to be exciting since a lot of the playoff teams are playing one another...

Let's juggle some of the scenarios...

Eagles Win, Vikings Win, Cardinals Win, Cowboys L, Packers L

2) Eagles

3) Vikings

4) Cardinals

5) Packers

6) Cowboys

 

Eagles W, Vikings L, Cardinals W, Cowboys L, Packers L

2) Eagles

3) Cardinals

4) Vikings

5) Packers

6) Cowboys

 

Eagles L, Vikings W, Cardinals W, Cowboys W, Packers L

2) Vikings

3) Cardinals

4) Cowboys

5) Eagles

6) Packers

 

Eagles L, Vikings L, Cardinals W, Dallas W, Packers L

2) Cardinals

3) Cowboys

4) Vikings

5) Eagles

6) Packers

 

Eagles W, Vikings W, Cardinals L, Dallas L, Packers W

2) Eagles

3) Vikings

4) Cardinals

5) Packers

6) Cowboys

Eagles W, Vikings L, Cardinals L, Dallas L, Packers W

2) Eagles

3) Vikings

4) Cardinals

5) Packers

6) Cowboys

Eagles L, Vikings W, Cardinals L, Dallas W, Packers W

2) Vikings

3) Dallas

4) Cardinals

5) Packers

6) Eagles

Eagles L, Vikings L, Cardinals L, Dallas W, Packers W

2) Dallas

3) Vikings

4) Cardinals

5) Packers

6) Eagles

 

Chances are we will play the Cardinals.  There are scenarios out there where we could have rematch games against the Cowboys and Vikings in the first round.  The Eagles have more likely scenarios to take the 2nd seed followed by the Vikings, but any division leader including the Cowboys has a chance to get a 2 seed aside from the Saints.

Correct them if they seem wrong.  I don't account for ties because I have deleted from my memory the concept of ties in professional sports a long time ago.

It also seems like the top seeds are losing their steam.  Saints are down along with the Vikings.  The scary team right now is Philadelphia.  Dallas, I am not sold on.  I just don't know what to think about them at this point.  The Cardinals are Jekyll and Hyde of football.  Some games they look like they could dominate 11 on 1,000,000.  Other nights they look like they can't buy a yard.  This could be a reason to worry about them.  This decade has been about the teams that are on fire going into the playoffs.

As a homer it pains me but it also makes me smile a little bit, but....

Thank you Chicago Bears and their fans for beating the Vikings and making this an interesting week 17 coming up.

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