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Sorting out the 2022 NFC Playoff Picture
By Anthony Fernandez
Special to rzl-football.com

North
(11-4)
  • CLINCHED Playoff Spot
  • Can clinch NFC North AND 1st Round BYE with WIN (vBUF)
  • Can clinch NFC North with Vikings LOSS (vDET)

    (10-5)
  • Can clinch Playoff Spot with WIN (vDET)
  • Can clinch NFC North with WIN (vDET) and Bears LOSS (vBUF)
  • Can clinch NFC North AND 1st Round BYE with WIN (vDET) and LOSSES by Bears (vBUF) + Panthers (@SF)

    (6-9)
  • ELIMINATED

    (4-11)
  • ELIMINATED
  • Clinched Top 8 Pick in RZL Draft (they own the pick)


    East
    (8-7)
  • Can clinch NFC East AND #4 Seed with WIN (vNYG)

    (7-8)
  • Can clinch NFC East AND #4 Seed with WIN (@WAS) (if PHI beats DAL, 3-way H2H Win %; if DAL beats PHI, 3-way Division Record, then Common Games Record)

    (7-8)
  • ELIMINATED

    (7-8)
  • ELIMINATED


    West
    (11-4)
  • CLINCHED NFC West
  • Can clinch 1st Round BYE with WIN (vGB)
  • Can win HFA with WIN (vGB) and Bears LOSS (vBUF)

    (9-6)
  • Can clinch Playoff Spot with WIN (@ARZ) and Buccaneers LOSS (vPIT) and Vikings WIN (vDET)

    (7-8)
  • ELIMINATED

    (4-11)
  • ELIMINATED
  • Clinched Top 8 Pick in RZL Draft (they own the pick)


    South
    (10-5)
  • Can clinch NFC South with WIN (@SF)
  • Can clinch 1st Round BYE with WIN (@SF) and Rams LOSS (vGB)
  • Can win HFA with WIN (@SF) and Vikings WIN (vDET) and LOSSES by Bears (vBUF) + Rams (vGB)

    (10-5)
  • Can clinch Playoff Spot with WIN (vPIT) or LOSSES by Saints (@ATL) + [[ Seahawks (@ARZ) or Vikings (vDET) ]]
  • Can clinch NFC South with WIN (vPIT) and Panthers LOSS (@SF)
  • Can clinch 1st Round BYE with WIN (vPIT) and LOSSES by Rams (vGB) + Panthers (@SF)

    (9-6)
  • Can clinch Playoff Spot with WIN (@ATL) and Vikings LOSS (vDET)
  • Can clinch Playoff Spot with WIN (@ATL) and Vikings WIN (vDET) and LOSSES by Seahawks (@ARZ) + [[ Panthers (@SF) or Buccaneers (vPIT) ]]
  • Can clinch NFC South with WIN (@ATL) and LOSSES by Panthers (@SF) + Buccaeers (vPIT)

    (4-11)
  • ELIMINATED
  • Clinched Top 8 Pick in RZL Draft (they own the pick)



    Most Likely Playoffs (according to Vegas)

    Round 1
    BYE
    #5 @ #4
    #6 @ #3

    Round 2
    #6 @ #1
    #5 @ #2

    NFC Championship
    #6 @ #5
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