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NFC Playoff Picture Roundup: Giants close to clinching

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Giants.com takes a look at the NFC Playoff Picture following Week 15:

DALLAS COWBOYS (12-2)

Week 15: W, 26-20 vs Buccaneers
Next: vs Lions

• Quarterback Dak Prescott was 32 of 36 for 279 yards with a rushing touchdown.

• Running back Ezekiel Elliott had 23 carries for 159 yards and a touchdown.


NEWS
> [RB Vereen, QB Nassib placed on IR](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/RB-Shane-Vereen-QB-Ryan-Nassib-placed-on-IR/b3ab4349-3385-453a-a33c-5be15b1a6026)
> [Cover 3: Keys to a strong finish](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Cover-3-Keys-to-a-strong-finish/b7d44747-a5d7-4a23-a748-bb73fbfef868)
> [Giants D continues to improve](http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-D-focuses-on-constant-improvement/5eeb81ac-ed21-42bd-8ece-a3576c797a49)
PHOTOS
> [Gisnts vs. Eagles history in 100 photos](http://www.giants.com/photos/photos/Giants-vs-Eagles-History-in-100-Photos/c53d24e5-ccd4-4e07-a068-c8a598a66bb2)
VIDEOS
> [Sights and Sounds: Giants vs. Lions](http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/Sights-and-Sounds--Giants-defeat-Lions/15be3475-705f-47d5-9ab7-7978e27982de)


NEW YORK GIANTS (10-4)

Week 15: W, 17-6 vs Lions
*Next: at Eagles *

• Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had six catches for 64 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' 17-6 win over Detroit. Beckham, who has 85 catches for 1,173 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, is the first player in NFL history to record at least 80 catches and 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first three seasons.

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• Beckham is one of three players in NFL history with at least 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches in each of his first three seasons, joining John Jefferson (1978-1980) and Randy Moss (1998-2000).

DETROIT LIONS (9-5)

Week 15: L, 17-6 at Giants
Next: at Cowboys

• Quarter back Matt Stafford finished 24-of-39 passing for 273 yards with no touchdowns and an interception.

• Wide receiver Golden Tate had eight receptions for 122 yards.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-4-1)

Week 15: W, 24-3 vs Rams *
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Next: vs Cardinals

• The Seahawks clinched the NFC West on Thursday night with a 24-3 win over Los Angeles.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (8-6)

Week 15: L, 26-20 at Cowboys
Next: at Saints

• Linebacker Kwon Alexander had 21 tackles against Dallas, 11 of which were solo, to move into the top five in the NFL in total tackles. His 21 tackles were the most by any player in a single game all year. Alexander also had a forced fumble in the Bucs' loss to Dallas.

ATLANTA FALCONS (9-5)

Week 15: W, 41-13 vs 49ers
Next: at Panthers

• Running back Devonta Freeman had 20 carries for 139 yards and three touchdowns. It was the third time in two years that Freeman tallied three rushing scores, more than anyone else in such a span, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-6-1)

Week 15: L, 26-15 vs Panthers *
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Next: at Bears

• Quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 32 of 47 passes for 315 yards.

• On a 17-yard third-down conversion to wide receiver DeSean Jackson, Cousins broke his own team record for passing yards in a single season of 4,166, set in 2015. He now has 4,360 passing yards this season.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-7)

Week 15: L, 34-6 vs Colts
Next: at Packers

• Quarterback Sam Bradford completed 32 of 42 passes for 291 yards and an interception in the loss.

• In his return, running back Adrian Peterson had six carries for 22 yards.

GREEN BAY PACKERS (8-6)

Week 15: W, 30-27 vs Bears
Next: vs Vikings

• Green Bay running back Ty Montgomery rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' 30-27 win at Chicago. Montgomery is the second Packer to rush for at least 150 yards and two touchdowns in a game against the Bears (Ahman Green, September 29, 2003).

• The two teams have met 192 times in the regular season, the most-played rivalry in NFL history. With Green Bay's victory, the all-time series is now tied 93-93-6, marking the first time the series has been tied since 1933 (11-11-4).

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