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A Look at the NFC Playoff Picture


The six NFC playoff teams have been determined.

And while we know who is in the dance, the dance partners have yet to be figured out.

Other than the Washington Redskins being locked into the fourth spot, none of the other five teams have determined their playoff seeding yet.

Here's a quick look at the teams heading into the final week of the regular season:

Minnesota Vikings, 10-5

7:30 p.m. (CT) Sunday at Green Bay


**The Vikings have a chance to claim their first NFC North championship since 2009 with a road win Sunday over the Green Bay Packers. A victory would secure Minnesota as the third seed in the playoffs and ensure at least one more home game at TCF Bank Stadium. A loss would mean the Vikings would be one of the two WildCard teams. The Vikings, winners of two straight games, last won in Green Bay in 2009.

Passing yards per game: 189.1

Passing yards allowed per game:232.3

Rushing yards per game: 137.3

Rushing yards allowed per game:111.5

Points per game: 23.0

Points allowed per game:19.3

Turnover margin: 5, tied for 8th in the NFL

Bonus stat: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leads the NFL in rushing entering Week 17 with 1,418 yards.

Carolina Panthers, 14-1

3:25 p.m. (CT) Sunday vs. Tampa Bay

After getting through the first 14 games of the season unscathed, the Panthers suffered their first loss of the season on Sunday in Atlanta. Carolina has already clinched a first-round bye and can grab the top seed with a win over the Buccaneers. Led by the potential Most Valuable Player in quarterback Cam Newton, the Panthers have won the NFC South three years in a row.

Passing yards per game: 222.3

Passing yards allowed per game:229.5

Rushing yards per game: 144.7

Rushing yards allowed per game:89.2

Points per game: 30.8

Points allowed per game:19.9

Turnover margin: 19, 1st in the NFL

Bonus stat: A Carolina win would give the Panthers the top seed for the first time in their 21-year history.

Arizona Cardinals, 13-2

3:25 p.m. (CT) Sunday vs. Seattle

One of the hottest teams in the NFL, the Cardinals have won nine consecutive games. And while it has already wrapped up the NFC West crown, Arizona can still claim the conference's top seed with a win Sunday at home against Seattle coupled with a Carolina loss.  Arizona is coming off of a 38-8 victory over Green Bay, one of the six NFC playoff participants.

Passing yards per game: 294.1

Passing yards allowed per game:231.9

Rushing yards per game: 126.0

Rushing yards allowed per game:87.7

Points per game:32.2

Points allowed per game:18.5

Turnover margin: 12, 3rd

Bonus stat: The Cardinals have more touchdowns (57) than punts (55) this season.

Green Bay Packers, 10-5

7:30 p.m. (CT) Sunday vs. Minnesota


Look back at photos through the years featuring games between the Vikings and Packers.

**The Packers can claim their fifth straight NFC North title on Sunday win a win over the Vikings. Green Bay has had the upper hand in the recent series against the Vikings, going 10-1-1 in the last dozen meetings. Sunday will be the 111th all-time meeting between the longtime NFC rivals. 

Passing yards per game: 215.3

Passing yards allowed per game:236.7

Rushing yards per game: 118.3

Rushing yards allowed per game:116.9

Points per game: 23.7

Points allowed per game:20.2

Turnover margin: 5, tied for 8th

Bonus stat: Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 34-4 in 16 career games against the Vikings.

Washington Redskins, 8-7

Noon (CT) Sunday at Dallas

After totaling just seven wins over the past two seasons, Washington will finish with at least a .500 record for the first time since 2012. The Redskins clinched their first NFC East championship since 2012 with a 38-24 victory over the Eagles on Saturday. Washington has won five of its past seven games to secure a playoff appearance.

Passing yards per game: 253.6

Passing yards allowed per game:247.7

Rushing yards per game: 94.7

Rushing yards allowed per game:124.1

Points per game: 23.6

Points allowed per game:23.7

Turnover margin: 1, tied for 15th

Bonus stat: Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins has already set a franchise record with 367 completions this season.

Seattle Seahawks, 9-6

3:25 p.m. (CT) Sunday at Arizona

View photos of players and coaches who have suited up for both the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks.

Passing yards per game: 237.8

Passing yards allowed per game:210.6

Rushing yards per game: 141.6

Rushing yards allowed per game:85.3

Points per game: 25.8

Points allowed per game:18.1

Turnover margin: 4, tied for 10th

The NFC representative in the Super Bowl the past two years, the Seahawks will be a WildCard entrant this season. Before losing at home to St. Louis on Sunday, Seattle had won five straight games. While the Seahawks won't win the NFC West for the third straight season, they will be in the playoffs for the fifth time in six years.

Bonus stat: During Seattle's loss to St. Louis on Sunday, the Seahawks did not hold the lead for the first time in the past 71 regular season and postseason games.

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