The NFL Playoff Picture
New England has an edge on Cincinnati for the third seed.
The division title is clinched.
The chase for the unbeaten season is over; Rex Ryan got his wish and the Colts sat down Manning.
San Diego is the No. 2 seed and is riding a 10-game winning streak.
Philadelphia is playing better at the moment than New Orleans or Minnesota.
Tension between Brett Favre and Brad Childress, and three losses in four games could mean a first-round game for Minnesota.
New Orleans couldn't beat the Bucs to lock up home-field advantage, but did so when Minnesota lost.
No one is paying much attention to last year's NFC champs.
-- Mark Maske