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NFC Playoff Picture: Saints hold the No. 3 spot

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After 10 weeks of footbal, the Saints hold onto the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoff race.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Buffalo Bills Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

After 10 weeks of the 2017 NFL season, it’s time to start taking a closer look at the playoffs. The New Orleans Saints are in a prime position to make the postseason at 7-2, but there’s still a lot of football to be played. Still, Sean Payton’s squad is at the tops of the NFC right now, and this is how the playoffs would look if they were to start today. You can find the full NFL playoff picture here.

NFC Playoffs - At a Glance

  1. Eagles (8-1)
  2. Vikings (7-2)
  3. Saints (7-2)
  4. Rams (7-2)
  5. Panthers (7-3)
  6. Seahawks (6-3)
  7. Falcons (5-4)
  8. Lions (5-4)
  9. Cowboys (5-4)
  10. Packers (5-4)
  11. Redskins (4-5)
  12. Cardinals (4-5)
  13. Buccaneers (3-6)
  14. Bears (3-6)
  15. Giants (1-8)
  16. 49ers (1-9)

Ten teams are above .500 in the NFC, which is quite impressive. In Week 11, NFC South action has the Saints taking on the Redskins at the Superdome, the Buccaneers visiting the Dolphins in their makeup game, the Falcons taking on the Seahawks in Seattle on Monday Night Football, and the Panthers are off.

Meanwhile, the top-seeded Eagles play the Cowboys in Dallas and the Rams are at the Vikings.