NFC playoff scenarios

Associated Press photo by Matthew Hinton -- Saints defensive lineman Cameron Jordan sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn during the preseason at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Show caption
Associated Press photo by Matthew Hinton -- Saints defensive lineman Cameron Jordan sacks Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn during the preseason at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The NFC playoff picture going into the final week of the regular season (the top six teams qualify for the playoffs):

SEATTLE (12-3)

Seahawks win or tie OR 49ers loss or tie (No. 1 seed)

Seahawks lose + 49ers win (No. 5 seed)

CAROLINA (11-4)

Panthers win or tie OR Saints loss or tie (No. 2 seed)

Panthers win + Seahawks loss + 49ers win (No. 1 seed)

Panthers loss + Saints win (No. 5 seed)

PHILADELPHIA (9-6)

Eagles win or tie (No. 3 seed)

CHICAGO (8-7)

Bears win or tie (No. 4 seed)

Bears win or tie + Eagles loss (No. 3 seed)

SAN FRANCISCO (11-4)

49ers win + Seahawks loss + Panthers win (No. 2 seed)

49ers win + Seahawks loss + Panthers loss or tie (No. 1 seed)

49ers win + Seahawks win or tie (No. 5 seed)

49ers loss + Saints win (No. 6 seed)

NEW ORLEANS (10-5)

Saints win + Panthers loss (No. 2 seed)

Saints win or tie + Cardinals loss or tie (No. 6 seed)

Saints loss or tie + Cardinals loss or tie (No. 6 seed)

Saints win + Panthers win + 49ers loss (No. 5 seed)

ARIZONA (10-5)

Cardinals win + Saints loss or tie (No. 6 seed)

Cardinals tie + Saints loss (No. 6 seed)

DALLAS (8-7)

Cowboys win + Bears loss or tie (No. 3 seed)

Cowboys win + Bears win (No. 4 seed)

GREEN BAY (7-7-1)

Packers win (No. 4 seed)