NFC Wild Card Round Scenarios – NFL Odds

December 29th, 2009 by Leave a comment Go to comments

The six teams that will comprise the NFC side of the playoffs are set and all that remains is the final seedings and pairings which will be set after the final weekend of regular season action. In the AFC there is still a log jam for the final two wild card spots.

If the playoffs began today in the NFC the Dallas Cowboys would be at the Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers would be at the Arizona Cardinals. The picture is much cloudier in the AFC.

The top two seeds in the NFC are the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings as each will receive a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

The Cowboys at Eagles scenario would be one of the most intriguing in the NFC post season. These two long time rivals of the NFC East have lost no love for each other and have a long history of huge matchups. Last year in the regular season finale the Eagles humiliated the Cowboys in a blowout win to make the NFC playoffs while eliminating the Cowboys. That has not been forgotten in Big D and won’t for a long time.

The Packers and Cardinals matchup in the NFC would be unique in that they would be meeting in back to back weeks at Arizona as they are scheduled to finish the NFC regular season on January 3. This is a matchup of two teams that can throw the ball effectively. Both teams have improved but still somewhat inconsistent defenses.

  1. December 30th, 2009 at 01:12 | #1

    The Packers have a major problem in their secondary and his name is Jarrett Bush. He is a horrible player and gets torched regularly like against the Steelers a couple weeks ago.

    I can see Kurt Warner having a huge day throwing the ball at anybody that Jarrett Bush is covering.

    I don’t know, maybe the Cards have the same problem with one of their defensive backs. Don’t know their team well enough. All I’m telling you is that Jarrett Bush is the WEAK spot on the Packers Defense. And Warner and his top notch receiving corps might take advantage of him.

  2. t-bag
    December 30th, 2009 at 11:20 | #2

    The article is wrong. If the playoffs started today, the Eagles would be the #2 seed, not the Vikings. That would have the Cowboys traveling to Minnesota and the Packers to Arizona.

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