DeSean Jackson's circuitous route to the end zone on the final play of the Philadelphia Eagles' dramatic win over the New York Giants Sunday pretty fairly captured in microcosm the two teams' positions: The Eagles, having now all but sewn up the NFC East, will spend the next two weeks running out the clock on their victory while the Giants give futile chase.
The win, which came at the culmination of a 28-point outburst during the final seven-and-a-half minutes, gave Philadelphia a one-game edge with two to play and assured them of the tie-breaker over New York. Philly won both head-to-head games between the teams this season.
For the Giants, the hope of a playoff berth is not dead, but they must win next weekend to make that a reality. Read on for a look at the playoff picture after a wild week in the NFC.