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Sunday, December 5, 2010
Looking at the playoff picture

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

If the season ended today, the NFC South would have two teams in the playoffs.

The Atlanta Falcons, 10-2, would be the No. 1 seed. The 9-3 New Orleans Saints would be the No. 5 seed and join the 8-4 New York Giants as a wild card team.

The Chicago Bears would be the No. 2 seed. Philadelphia (8-4) would be No. 3 and St. Louis (6-6) No. 4. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the next two teams beyond the playoff cutoff would be the 8-4 Packers and the 7-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It might be tough for the Bucs to make up the ground. But the possibility of three NFC South teams in the playoffs still exists.