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Seven teams, two spots, five weeks left: Who will sneak into the NFC playoff field?

Five teams are near locks to make the playoffs in the NFC, which means there's a wild race for the final two entrants. Here are the favorites.

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Current NFL playoff picture: Patriots take control of AFC, Bills fall to seventh

Monday night's windy AFC East showdown left New England atop the conference.

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SUPER BOWL HOPES

Warner: Cards are the biggest threat to the Bucs

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Marcus Spears is praying to the football gods for a Bucs-Pats Super Bowl

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Washington, like QB Taylor Heinicke, keeps proving doubters wrong

The team is starting to take on the resilient personality of its QB, who once again made enough plays to help Washington survive a close game.

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Waiver wire for NFL Week 14: Taysom Hill and a handful of insurance options

Field Yates lists the names you need to know as you seek replacements for injured players or simply try to improve your team as we head into Week 14 of the fantasy football season.

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Fantasy fallout: More opportunity for Javonte Williams, Chuba Hubbard?

NFL Nation reporters address the topics most important to fantasy managers and provide their special insights.

V Week 2021

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