Philadelphia (12-1) may be the best team in the NFC, but what is that saying? Look at the rest of the conference. They’re all flawed.
NFC North leader Minnesota, the second seed with a 10-3 record, could be a paper tiger. They just lost to 6-7 Detroit and have been skating by most of the season. San Francisco (9-4), the NFC West leader, is hot but they are playing with their very inexperienced backup quarterback.
Tampa Bay leads the NFC South but is a very weak 6-7. Dallas is the top wildcard at 10-3, but needed a miracle to overcome the one-win Texans at home on Sunday.
Washington and the Giants are both 7-5-1 and hold the fan on two playoff spots. Neither is close to being championship timber. Seattle (7-6) has surprised but they were slammed by 5-8 Carolina at home this week.
The rest of the conference is littered with sob stories. The Rams have gone from the Super Bowl to the toilet bowl. Green Bay, Atlanta, Arizona, New Orleans and Chicago are all having forgettable seasons.
Outside of the Eagles and 49ers, the Lions appear to be the only team playing like a playoff club.