The Saints took a huge stride toward their postseason aspirations Sunday with a 31-21 victory over their division rival Carolina Panthers. See below for the current National Football Conference playoff picture.

1. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-2)

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Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) celebrates with teammates after catching a 15-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn) ORG XMIT: MNCN1

Week 13 results: 14-9 win over Atlanta

Current status: Leading NFC North by four games, slotted for No. 1 seed, a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

 

 


2. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-2)

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Philadelphia Eagles' LeGarrette Blount (29) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Philadelphia,. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) ORG XMIT: NYOTK

Week 13 results: 24-10 loss to Seattle

Current status: Leading NFC East division by four games, slotted for the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye.


3. LOS ANGELES RAMS (9-3)

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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) runs from Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Week 13 results: 32-16 win over Arizona

Current status: Leading NFC West by two games, slotted for third seed over Saints because of head-to-head advantage.


4. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (9-3)

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New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Craig Robertson (52) celebrates recovering a fumble after Saints cornerback Chris Banjo (31) caused Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kaelin Clay (12) to fumble in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

Week 13 results: 31-21 win over Panthers

Current status: Leading NFC South by one game, slotted for fourth seed.


5. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-4)

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson drops back to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) 

Week 13 results: 24-10 win over Eagles

Current status: Slotted for fifth seed and first wildcard slot


6. CAROLINA PANTHERS (8-4)

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New Orleans Saints outside linebacker A.J. Klein (53) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

Week 13 results: 21-31 loss to Saints

Current status: Slotted for sixth seed and second wildcard slot


OTHERS IN THE HUNT

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) scores a touch down against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ORG XMIT: GAMS112

Atlanta Falcons (7-5), Detroit Lions (6-6), Green Bay Packers (6-6), Dallas Cowboys (6-6), Washington Redskins (5-7), Arizona Cardinals (5-7), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-8), Chicago Bears (3-9)