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NFL Playoff Scenarios: NFC Playoff Picture Simple Entering Week 17

There are two playoff spots up for grabs in the NFC as we enter the week 17 action. At this point in the season, the NFL playoff picture is near crystal clear, such is the case in the NFC. The final wildcard spot is up in the air, down to the New York Giants, Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final week. In division races, only the NFC West remains up in the air.

How will everything shake-out in the final week of the season? Let’s take a look at the playoff scenarios.

NFC West: The Seattle Seahawks take the NFC West crown with a win over the St. Louis Rams at home on Sunday night. If the Rams win, they take home the title and the home playoff game that goes with it. A one-game mini-playoff for all the marbles in week 17? Count me in.

NFC Wildcard: This one is relatively simple, as well. If the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears, they get the final playoff spot in the NFC. If the Packers lose and the slumping New York Giants beat the Washington Redskins, the Giants take the final playoff space. Finally, if both the Giants and Packers lose and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win, the Bucs are in. Got all that? Good.

We’re just hours away from the Seahawks game for the playoffs tonight, so sit back and enjoy all the last minute scrambling for the playoffs throughout the day. At 5:20 tonight on NBC, the Seahawks and Rams hit the field for the NFC West title at Qwest Field.

Stay tuned to our StoryStream throughout the day for the latest in the NFL Playoff picture.