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The Packers are surging, but will probably still hope to avoid the 49ers.
The Atlanta Falcons will hold onto home-field advantage in the NFC. The San Francisco 49ers will join them in the divisional round.
That leaves the Green Bay Packers to host a wild-card contest. The won't bother the dangerous-looking Packers. They won the Super Bowl as a wild-card entrant two years ago.
The burning question is, who represents the NFC East in the postseason? At the risk of being accused of bias, this author will opt for the Washington Redskins.
Mike Shanahan's team has two divisional games left and already hold a 3-1 mark in the East. They should also get Robert Griffin III back for the run-in.
They have too much scoring potential for their final two opponents, the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. The Redskins can eliminate the Cowboys by beating them at home in Week 17.
Picking against the New York Giants in December, is a risky move, particularly after last season. However, the G-Men don't seem to have the same edge on offense as last season. Their shutout loss in Atlanta in Week 15 was alarming.
Division winners: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins
The Seattle Seahawks should take a wild-card spot.They are strong at home and have two games left in Seattle. The other spot will be taken by either the Chicago Bears or Minnesota Vikings.
It's difficult picking against the Vikings, given how well Adrian Peterson is performing. The Bears also face two road games.
However, Chicago's defense can carry them past the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16. They should also find enough offense to beat a Detroit Lions team that has spiralled into despair.
The Vikings, meanwhile, will find their trip to Houston to take on the Texans in Week 16 too tough. Also don't count out the Packers trying to catch the 49ers for second seed, when they host Minnesota in Week 17.
Wild-card entrants: Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears