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Giants Now: Updated NFC Playoff Picture

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Updated NFC Playoff Picture heading into Week 17

Do you know what's better than meaningful December football?

Meaningful January football.

With two games remaining, the Giants are in full control of their playoff destiny. A win in either of their final two contests would secure them the No. 6 seed in the NFC. If they go 0-2, they will need some help in order to secure their first playoff berth since 2016.

"I think we just try to control our own destiny each week by trying to win a game. The goal is always to try to go 1-0, and that'll be no different this week..." coach Brian Daboll told the media Monday. "I think the best thing you can do is just control what you can control, which is the things you need to control this week. All the other things, there's no real sense. Everybody knows what the game is this week. I think what's the most important is, 'How do we improve our blocking, our decision making, getting off blocks, our tackling, our units?' Everything. All that stuff is really what matters, and that's where our focus needs to be."

Here is a look at the updated NFC playoff picture heading into Week 17 on New Year's Day.

No. 1 - Philadelphia Eagles

Record: 13-2

Remaining Schedule: vs. New Orleans Saints (6-9), vs. New York Giants (8-6-1)

No. 2 - Minnesota Vikings

Record: 12-3

Remaining Schedule: at Green Bay Packers (7-8), at Chicago Bears (3-12)

No. 3 - San Francisco 49ers

Record: 11-4

Remaining Schedule: at Las Vegas Raiders (6-9), vs. Arizona Cardinals (4-11)

No. 4 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Record: 7-8

Remaining Schedule: vs. Carolina Panthers (6-9), at Atlanta Falcons (5-10)

No. 5 - Dallas Cowboys

Record: 11-4

Remaining Schedule: at Tennessee Titans (7-8), at Washington Commanders (7-7-1)

No. 6 - New York Giants

Record: 8-6-1

Remaining Schedule: vs. Indianapolis Colts (4-10-1), at Philadelphia Eagles (13-2)

No. 7 - Washington Commanders

Record: 7-7-1

Remaining Schedule: vs. Cleveland Browns (6-9), vs. Dallas Cowboys (11-4)

Still in the hunt

Seattle Seahawks (7-8) - vs. New York Jets (7-8), vs. Los Angeles Rams (5-10)

Detroit Lions (7-8) - vs. Chicago Bears (3-12), at Green Bay Packers (7-8)

Green Bay Packers (7-8) - vs. Minnesota Vikings (12-3), vs. Detroit Lions (7-8)

Carolina Panthers (6-9) - at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-8), at New Orleans Saints (6-9)

New Orleans Saints (6-9) - at Philadelphia Eagles (13-2), vs. Carolina Panthers (6-9)

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