Now for our look at the NFC. We begin in the East: Philadelphia Eagles: 9-7 (-1) Dallas Cowboys: 8-8 (0) New York Giants: 6-10 (-1) Washington Redskins: 5-11 (+2) The Eagles drop a game under first-year coach Chip Kelly, but remain on top by a game over the Cowboys, who stay where they are. The third-place Giants drop a game, while the last-place Skins take a two-game bump but lose head coach Mike Shanahan. He'll be replaced by Jon Gruden's younger brother Jay. Now to the North: Detroit Lions: 9-7 (+2) Green Bay Packers: 8-8 (0) Chicago Bears: 7-9 (-1) Minnesota Vikings: 6-10 (+1) The Lions' two-game improvement takes them from third place to the top of the division by a game over the Pack, who freeze in their tracks and end up second. The Bears drop a game under new head coach Marc Trestman to finish third, while the Vikes' one-game improvement doesn't save them from the basement. Next, to the South: Carolina Panthers: 12-4 (0) New Orleans Saints: 11-5 (0) Atlanta Falcons: 6-10 +2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5-11 (+1) The only movement here breaks the real-life tie for third between the Falcons and the Bucs. The Falcons perk up by two-games to take third by themselves, while the last-place Bucs settle for a one-game improvement. Finally, the West: Seattle Seahawks: 13-3 (0) San Francisco 49ers: 12-4 (0) Arizona Cardinals: 10-6 (0) St. Louis Rams: 8-8 (+1) The only movement here is a one-game improvement by the last-place Rams, which means that all four teams in the division finish at .500 or better. Seeds: 1. Seahawks (NFC West champs): 13-3 2. Panthers (NFC South champs): 12-4 3. Eagles (NFC East champs): 9-7 4. Lions (NFC North champs): 9-7 5. 49ers (NFC West second place): 12-4 6. Saints (NFC South second place): 11-5 The Eagles hold the expected wins tiebreaker for the three seed over the Lions, 9.4 to 8.5. Wild Card Weekend began on January 4 at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field, where Shayne Graham's last-second field goal lifted the Saints over the Eagles 26-24. Drew Brees finished twenty of thirty for 250 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Brees spread the ball around, completing passes to ten different receivers. Lance Moore caught Brees' touchdown pass, while tight end Jimmy Graham led the receivers with forty-four yards on three catches. Running back Mark Ingram led the ground game with ninety-seven yards on eighteen carries plus a touchdown. For the Eagles, Nick Foles completed twenty-three of his thirty-three passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Riley Cooper was his main target, as he caught six passes for sixty-eight yards and a touchdown. DeSean Jackson added three catches for fifty-three yards. Shady McCoy led the ground game with seventy-seven yards on twenty-one carries plus a touchdown. The following week, the Saints traveled to CenturyLink Field in Seattle for the first NFC Divisional Playoff, where they dropped a tough one to the top-seeded Hawks 23-15. Brees had a spectacular day in a losing cause, finishing twenty-four of forty-three for 309 yards with a touchdown. The touchdown was caught by wide receiver Marques Colston, who finished with eleven catches for 144 yards. Fellow wideout Robert Meachem caught a pair of passes for sixty-nine yards. Running back Khiry Robinson paced the gorund game with fifty-seven yards on thirteen carries plus a touchdown. For the Hawks, Russell Wilson was sacked three times and threw only eighteen passes, completing nine for 103 yards. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin led the Hawks in receiving yardage with thirty in two catches, while fellow wideout Percy Harvin caught a team-high three passes for twenty-one yards. The vast majority of the offense came from Marshawn Lynch, who ripped through the New Orleans defense for 140 yards on twenty-eight carries with two touchdowns. The Hawks have thus secured a spot in the NFC Championship Game on January 19, and they'll host the game at CenturyLink Field. The other NFC Wild Card Game will take place on Sunday, January 5, as the Niners travel to Ford Field to take on the Lions. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 PM Eastern on Fox, with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman calling the action. Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews will serve as sideline reporters. Next: The second NFC Wild Card Game. Thoughts?