By Brian Willwerth
With one week to go in the regular season, here’s the lowdown on the NFC playoff picture….
The Green Bay Packers will be the No. 1 seed. They’ve won the North, and have clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
The San Francisco 49ers are champions of the West. They can clinch the No. 2 seed and first-round bye if they beat the Rams in St. Louis on Sunday.
The New Orleans Saints won the South last night, with Drew Brees’ record-breaking performance. They can still get a bye if they beat Carolina, and San Francisco falters.
The Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons are the wild cards. That’s etched in stone.
The real drama lies in the NFC East, where the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants will face off in a winner-take-all showdown in primetime at the Meadowlands. The winner wins the division; the loser is out. Think NBC is licking its chops?