Pregame roundup

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas


It appears as if Jeff Garcia will be the starting quarterback for the Bucs against the Chargers.

If the playoffs started today, the Bucs would be in as the No. 5 seed.


Dallas' loss to the Ravens on Saturday night guaranteed the Panthers a playoff spot. But they've got a lot more at stake tonight. They can clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC if they beat the Giants.

Nice article in the New York Daily News about Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who is waiting for a heart transplant.


New Orleans made a couple of last-minute roster moves, promoting kick returner Skyler Green and defensive tackle Remi Ayodele from the practice squad. They released fullback Darian Barnes and defensive end Josh Savage.


The Dallas loss to Baltimore on Saturday night cleared the way for Atlanta to control its playoff destiny. If the Falcons win their final two games, they're in the playoffs. They also still could get in if they lose once and get some help. As of the moment, the Falcons would hold the No. 6 seed in the NFC.