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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) celebrates with other players after the Saints 23-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football game in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017.

The New Orleans Saints clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2013 in Sunday's 23-13 win over Atlanta, but there's still work to be done to clinch the NFC South and discover their current No. 4 playoff seed.

With all but the Christmas Day games complete, here's how the playoff picture is shaping up in the National Football Conference with one week left to play.


1. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (13-2)

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Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles (9) and his teammates stretch during practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Philadelphia, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Week 16 result: 19-10 victory over Oakland Raiders

Current status: Clinched the NFC East Division and No. 1 overall seed in the NFC for a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.  


2. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (12-3)

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Minnesota Vikings' Case Keenum celebrates after an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. The Vikings won 16-0. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Week 16 result: 16-0 victory over Green Bay

Current status: Clinched NFC North division. Trails Philadelphia by one-half game for the No. 1 overall seed and has a one-game lead for the conference's No. 2 overall seed, which comes with a first-round bye.


3. LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-4)

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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) tries to push away from Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard, left, in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)

Week 16 result: 27-23 victory over Tennessee Titans

Current status: Clinched NFC West. Slotted for No. 3 seed. Holds tiebreaker over Saints because of head-to-head advantage (Rams defeated New Orleans, 26-20, on Nov. 26).


4. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-4)

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New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) and New Orleans Saints free safety Marcus Williams (43) celebrate Lattimore's interception against the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football game in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017.

Week 16 result: 23-13 victory over Atlanta Falcons

Current status: Clinched playoff berth for the first time since 2013. Tied for first place in the NFC South but holds the lead because of head-to-head tiebreaker advantage over the Carolina Panthers (New Orleans swept the season series over Carolina, 2-0). Holds No. 4 overall seed.

Division race: If New Orleans wins its final game (at Tampa Bay Buccanneers), it will finish the season 12-4 and win the NFC South, no matter the outcome of the Falcons-Panthers game in Week 17, and hold on to the No. 4 seed or move up to the No. 3 seed if the Rams lose. A loss to Tampa and a Carolina win would allow the Panthers to take both the NFC South and the No. 4 seed.


5. CAROLINA PANTHERS (11-4)

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Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) celebrates with fans after a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Week 16 result: 22-19 victory over Tampa Bay

Current status: Clinched playoff berth and holds No. 5 overall seed, which is the conference's first wild card spot. The Panthers can clinch the NFC South with a win over Atlanta and a Saints loss to Tampa Bay in Week 17. If the Saints and Rams were both to lose, and the Panthers were to win in Week 17, they could move up to as high as the No. 3 seed.


6. ATLANTA FALCONS (9-6)

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New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) stops Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) short of the end zone during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 24 2017, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints won 23-13 to guarantee a trip to the playoffs.

Week 16 result: 23-13 loss to New Orleans Saints

Current status: Holds No. 6 overall seed, which is the conference's second and final wild card spot. The Falcons can clinch a playoff berth with a win over Carolina. If Atlanta and Seattle (vs. Arizona Cardinals) both win in Week 17, Atlanta clinches a playoff berth because of head-to-head advantage (The Falcons beat the Seahawks 34-31 on Nov. 20).


OTHERS IN THE HUNT

Seattle Seahawks (9-6)

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