The NFC playoffs standings have the Carolina Panthers as the top seed at 12-0 in the conference, while the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins come in as the division leaders. The Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks are the current wild card teams, while the Buccaneers, Falcons, Eagles, Bears and Giants remain alive in the chase.
The Carolina Panthers are the number one seed in the conference and the team has already clinched a spot in the playoffs. The team comes in at 12-0 and they already have wrapped up the NFC South division after the Buccaneers won over the Falcons. The Panthers lead the Cardinals in the overall NFC standings with Arizona at 10-2 and in the second seed. The Packers are 8-4 and are number three in the conference, while the Redskins are 5-7 and leading the NFC East.
The wild card spots are the Vikings at 8-4 and the Seahawks at 7-5, while the Buccaneers and Falcons are next in the standings at 6-6. The Eagles, Giants and Bears are all 5-7 and are still alive for a wild card and both New York and Philly also are looking to push in the NFC East, where the Redskins are leading based on tiebreakers for now. The Cowboys are also alive in the division standings at 4-8 after winning over the Redskins.
The Redskins, Eagles and Giants come into Week 14 at 5-7, while the Cowboys are 4-8 and will play against the Packers. The NFC North division standings has the Packers and Vikings at 8-4, but Green Bay currently holds the tiebreaker. The Bears come in at 5-7, while the Detroit Lions are last in the division at 4-8 this season.
The NFC South division has the Panthers as the winners already after starting 12-0, while the Buccaneers and Falcons are both 6-6 on the season. The Saints are in the bottom of the division with a 4-8 record. The NFC West has the Arizona Cardinals leading at 10-2, while the Seattle Seahawks are next with a 7-5 record. The Rams and 49ers are both 4-8 and heading for top draft picks once again. The Seahawks have won three in a row, but they have not gained any ground on the Cardinals, as Arizona has now won six games in a row. The Seahawks have an outside chance at the division, but they need the Cardinals to stumble ahead of their matchup to end the season in Week 17 in Arizona to have a shot.
The Panthers have already locked up a playoff spot by winning the NFC South and the team is in position to clinch a bye week in the playoffs depending on how things go in Week 14. The Panthers can earn one of the top two seeds this weekend if they win over the Falcons, or if they have a combination of a "loss or tie by both the Vikings and the Packers," according to Pro Football Talk.