NFC logo NFLWe are past the half way point of the season and it seems like an appropriate time to start talking NFL playoffs. Let’s take a look at the NFC by division:

East:

Currently Dallas sits in the lead with a 3-0 division record and 5 wins on the year. However, the Eagles are also at 5-5 and are getting hot. They’ve won their last two games in a row, and Nick Foles playing better than anyone could have imagined, so it’s a toss up as to who will finish on top of the east division.

North:

After the Lion’s victory over the Bears on Sunday, Detroit has taken the lead in the division. With Aaron Rodgers missing a few weeks due to a shoulder injury and Cutler missing another week due to a high ankle sprain, the Lions are in the drivers seat and have the division to lose.

South:

New Orleans is in a tight race for the division against the Carolina Panthers. The Saints are up a game but the Panthers are riding a 5 game winning streak. The division could very well come down to the two games between the Saints and the Panthers in weeks 14 and 16 to determine the winner of the South.

West:

Seattle is sitting atop the west with a 3 game lead over the 49ers. At 9-1, they are the hottest team in the NFC. San Francisco is a ways behind the Seahawks and have a ton of work to do if they want to guarantee a spot in the playoffs.

Wild Card:

Based on current standings, we have Seattle, New Orleans, Detroit, and Dallas winning their divisions. That puts Carolina and San Francisco, who each have 6 wins, in the wild card spots as the next two winning teams in the conference. That being said, the Bears, Packers, and Philadelphia are still in contention and could slip into the wild card if Dallas, Carolina, or San Francisco run out of steam.