Here's the NFC playoff chase breakdown with a link to the official procedures at the bottom. I'll post the AFC breakdown later tonight.
NFC PLAYOFF CHASE
#1 MINNESOTA (10-4) — The Vikings have the inside track for homefield, but still need wins in their last two games to clinch that top seed. One win will be enough to wrap up the NFC North.
#2, #3, #4 — TAMPA BAY, ST. LOUIS and DALLAS (10-5) — These three teams enter the last week of the regular season in a deadlock for the #2 seed and a first-round bye. Dallas holds the upper hand with head-to-head wins over both the Rams and Bucs. The Cowboys have clinched at least the NFC East title.
GREEN BAY (9-5-1) — The Packers clinch at least the #5 seed with a win over Detroit to end the year. Green Bay win the NFC North with a win AND a pair of Minnesota losses.
SAN FRANCISCO (9-6) — The 49ers can win the NFC West with a season-ending victory over St. Louis.
PHILADELPHIA (9-6) — Philadelphia cannot catch Dallas in the NFC East. The Eagles hold a head-to-head win against San Francisco, but lose the head-to-head tiebreaker with St. Louis.
CAROLINA (9-6) — Wins the NFC South with a win AND a Tampa loss.
ARIZONA (8-7) — Can join a jumble of teams for the #6 spot with a win AND a Carolina loss AND a Philadelphia loss AND a San Francisco loss.
WASHINGTON (7-7) — Can join a jumble of teams for the #6 spot with two wins AND a Carolina loss AND a San Francisco loss.
• The #6 spot could feature a tiebreaker between a multitude of teams in which various tiebreakers will decide the spot based on the NFL policy...linked below.
Here’s a link to the official NFL tiebreakers, which we are following for this tournament.http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures