• Redskins and Vikings up, Bears and Giants down in NFL playoff race

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Dec 17, 2012
    With two weeks remaining in the NFL season, the Redskins and Vikings are in surprisingly good shape in the NFC playoff race, while losses suffered by the Bears and Giants on Sunday raised big questions about whether they can still limp into the playoffs. Vikings : If the playoffs started today, the Vikings would be in. The 8-6 Bears do not control their playoff destiny, but the good news for Chicago is that the Bears have the easiest remaining schedule of any of the playoff contenders, with the Cardinals and Lions in the final two weeks. So don’t count the Bears out. AFC 1. However, if the Giants win their final two games, neither of which are against the Vikings, they are guaranteed at least a wild card. In the mix: The 8-6 Cowboys and 8-6 Giants are both on the outside looking in right now, but they both control their playoff destiny: Win their final two games, and they’re both in. When you have arguably the best offense in the NFC, the defense knows that you’re likely to give the ball to one of your good players, not a guy that has been on the team for 3 weeks.
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