NFC playoff picture

The Vikings are trying to become the third team since 1970 to make the playoffs after a 1-5 start. They have four games left (at Tampa Bay, home vs. Chicago, at New Orleans, at Detroit) to make it happen. Seven teams in each conference make the playoffs. Here's how the NFC lines up at the moment:

Division leaders

1. New Orleans South10-2

2. Green Bay North9-3

3. L.A. Rams West8-4

4. N.Y. Giants East5-7

Wild cards

5. SeattleWest8-4

6. Tampa BaySouth7-5

7. VikingsNorth6-6

First team out

8. ArizonaWest6-6

Note: San Francisco (5-6) hosts Buffalo on Monday.