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NFC Playoff Picture: Tough path for Giants

November 18, 2009

There’s no hiding that Sunday’s matchup with the 5-4 Atlanta Falcons is huge.  With the NFC South and NFC North all but locked up, there are four remaining playoff births up for grabs in the NFC.

While divisional leaders Dallas and Arizona have the upper hand, their hard work is not nearly over.  The Eagles, Packers, Falcons and Giants are all 5-4, and are right in the playoff hunt.

At 4-5, the 49ers, Panthers and Bears are on life support, but their dreams are not dead yet.

What it all boils down to is that with seven games remaining, there are nine NFC teams fighting for four spots in the playoffs.

Cardinals (6-3)

Key games-

Wk. 12 @ Tennessee

Wk. 13 vs. Minnesota

Wk. 14 @ San Francisco

Wk. 17 vs. Green Bay

Opponents Record: 23-40

Opponents Over .500: 2

3 Home, 4 Away

Cowboys (6-3)

Key Games-

Wk. 13 @ New York Giants

Wk. 14 vs. San Diego

Wk. 15 @ New Orleans

Wk. 17 vs. Philadelphia

Opponents Record: 33-30

Opponents Over .500: 4

4 Home, 3 Away

Eagles (5-4)

Key Games-

Wk. 13 @ Atlanta

Wk. 14 @ New York Giants

Wk. 15 vs. San Francisco

Wk. 17 @ Dallas

Opponents Record: 33-30

Opponents Over .500: 4

3 Home, 4 Away

Giants (5-4)

Wk. 11 vs. Atlanta

Wk. 13 vs. Dallas

Wk. 14 vs. Philadelphia

Wk. 17 @ Minnesota

Opponents Record: 37-26

Opponents Over .500: 5

4 home, 3 away

Packers (5-4)

Key Games-

Wk. 11 vs. San Francisco

Wk. 14 @ Chicago

Wk. 15 @ Pittsburgh

Wk. 17 @ Arizona

Opponents Record: 29-34

Opponents Over .500: 3

3 Home, 4 Away

Falcons (5-4)

Key Games-

Wk. 11 @ New York Giants

Wk. 13 vs. Philadelphia

Wk. 14 vs. New Orleans

Wk. 15 @ New York Jets

Opponents Record: 28-35

Opponents Over .500: 3

4 Home, 3 Away

49ers (4-5)

Key Games-

Wk. 11 @ Green Bay

Wk. 12 vs. Jacksonville

Wk. 14 vs. Arizona

Wk. 15 @ Philadelphia

Opponents Record: 26-37

Opponents Over .500: 4

3 Home, 4 Away

Panthers (4-5)

Key Games-

Wk. 14 @ New England

Wk. 15 vs. Minnesota

Wk. 16 @ New York Giants

Wk. 17 vs. New Orleans

Opponents Record: 38-25

Opponents Over .500: 5

4 Home, 3 Away

Bears (4-5)

Key Games-

Wk. 11 vs. Philadelphia

Wk. 12 @ Minnesota

Wk. 14 vs. Green Bay

Wk. 16 vs. Minnesota

Opponents Record: 33-30

Opponents Over .500: 5

4 Home, 3 Away

The Giants can do themselves a huge favor by beating the Falcons this Sunday.  That would not only give them a game up on the dirty birds, but also the tie-breaker.  So a win would give them a virtual two game lead over Atlanta.

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One comment

  1. Good Article….Go Giants



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