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Playoff scenarios one more time

Let’s resurrect our handy playoff scenario chart as we await Sunday’s game. Below, you’ll see every combination of wins and losses in the key NFC games today.

Here’s the short version of what you need to know for Minnesota and Green Bay:

  • The Vikings need to beat the New York Giants, and for Philadelphia to defeat Dallas, in order to secure the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs. Otherwise, the Vikings will host a wild-card game next weekend.

  • The Packers can secure the No. 5 seed with a victory at Arizona. The Cardinals may or may not be able to improve their seeding based on the results of games in Minnesota and Dallas.