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Posted: December 24, 2012 at 1:41 a.m.

NFC DIVISION WINNERS Packers (North); Falcons (South) 1ST-ROUND BYES Falcons, TBD HOMEFIELD ADVANTAGE Falcons IN THE PLAYOFFS 49ers (West), Seahawks (West) STILL ALIVE Cowboys (East), Redskins (East), Giants (East), Bears (North), Vikings (North) NFC EAST Winner of Cowboys-Redskins matchup wins division and playoff spot WILD CARD Up for grabs between Redskins (9-6 ), Giants (8-7 ), Bears (9-6 ) and Vikings (9-6 ). Redskins clinch division with victory but remain alive for wild card if they lose. Bears clinch spot with victory and Vikings loss. Vikings clinch spot with victory, hold tiebreaker over Bears. Giants need victory and losses by all other wildcard contenders. AFC DIVISION WINNERS Patriots (East), Ravens (North), Texans (South) and Broncos (West) 1ST-ROUND BYES TBD WILD CARDS Bengals (North), Colts (South) STILL TO BE DETERMINED Texans (12-3 ) clinch homefield advantage throughout playoffs with victory over Colts; Patriots (11-4 ) clinch homefield advantage and first-round bye with victory over Miami

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