Bottom line: the New York Giants need to beat the Green Bay Packers to day to make the playoffs. If the Giants don’t win, they will get in only through the back door.
Games remaining: New Orleans, Carolina.
Outlook: In. Interesting to see how they play today, with home field all but locked up.
Games remaining: Minnesota, Dallas.
Outlook: All but in, and now with the easiest path to the number two seed.
Games remaining: Jets, at Green Bay.
Outlook: In. Probably need to win out to keep first-round bye.
New Orleans (10-4)
Games remaining: at Atlanta, Tampa Bay.
Outlook: All but in, but could still use another win.
New York Giants (9-5)
Games remaining: at Green Bay, at Washington.
Outlook: Another playoff game today.
Green Bay (8-6)
Games remaining: Giants, Chicago.
Outlook: Need to win out.
Tampa Bay (8-6)
Games remaining: Seattle, at New Orleans.
Outlook: Need to win two and get some help.
The dirty Eagles now have the inside line on the number two seed.
4. New Orleans
6. Green Bay (out)
7. Tampa Bay (out)