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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Every NFC playoff scenario for Week 17

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Thanks to some major sleuthing from NFC West colleague Mike Sando, we have a certified chart that spells out every NFC playoff scenario entering Week 17.

You can see what it will take for Minnesota to earn the No. 2, No. 3 or No. 4 seed in the playoffs. You’ll also see how Green Bay will end up with either the No. 5 or No. 6 seed.

One note before I let you pore over this: Only one of the scenarios would allow for a Minnesota-Green Bay matchup on wild-card weekend. In order for that to happen, the Vikings, Packers and Cowboys would all have to lose next Sunday. That would leave the Vikings with the No. 4 seed and the Packers at No. 5.