NFL Schedule Week 17: Regular-Season Finales with Biggest Playoff Implications

December 25, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While there is finally a little clarity with the NFL playoff picture, Week 17 promises to shake things up a bit.
There are still two playoff berths on the line in the NFC, and although all six AFC teams are set, their seeding could change dramatically by Sunday evening. Only the Atlanta Falcons have nothing left to play for after they clinched home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs in Week 16.
Every other game involving playoff teams carries some postseason implications. The following three will have the biggest effects on the playoff picture.
1. Dallas Cowboys (8-7) at Washington Redskins (9-6)

This is the most important game of Week 17, as it will decide the NFC East championship and impact the wild-card race as well.  
If the Cowboys win, they will claim the division crown and advance to the playoffs. If they lose, they will be eliminated from postseason contention. Meanwhile, Washington can still sneak into the playoffs with a...

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