The Los Angeles Rams are now 4-7 after Sunday’s 21-49 pummeling at the hands of Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
Now deep in the bowels of the NFC standings, here’s how the playoff picture is shaping up:
The current field would include the NFC East’s New York Giants and Washington Football Team People as the two wild cards in addition to the four division leaders. With Philadelphia at the bottom of the division at 5-5, the NFC East along with the AFC West and maybe a gamely NFC South make up your best divisions in football to this point in 2016.
That being said, tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup between those Eagles and the 4-6 Green Bay Packers is going to be significantly (bigly dare I say?) important.
Our friends over at Pride of Detroit, the SB Nation community for fans of the Detroit Lions, put together this handy table of the major playoff contenders and their remaining strength of schedule:
|Strength of schedule||Opponents|
|Seahawks||0.315||vs. CAR, @GB, vs. LA, vs. ARI, at SF|
|Falcons||0.400||vs. KC, @LA, vs. SF, @ CAR, vs. NO|
|Washington||0.426||.@ARI, @PHI, vs. CAR, @CHI, vs. NYG|
|Vikings||0.426||vs. DAL, @JAX, vs. IND, @GB, vs. CHI|
|Packers||0.508||.@PHI, vs. HOU, vs. SEA, @CHI, vs. MIN, @DET|
|Buccaneers||0.527||.@SD, vs. NO, @DAL, @NO, vs. CAR|
|Cardinals||0.527||vs. WAS, @MIA, vs. NO, @SEA, @LA|
|Lions||0.537||.@NO, vs. CHI, @NYG, @DAL, vs. GB|
|Saints||0.545||vs. DET, @TB, @ARI, vs. TB, @ATL|
|Eagles||0.569||vs. GB, @CIN, vs. WAS, @BAL, vs. NYG, vs. DAL|
|Cowboys||0.593||.@MIN, @NYG, vs. TB, vs. DET, @PHI|
|Giants||0.630||.@PIT, vs. DAL, vs. DET, @PHI, @WAS|
As we head into December with the final five weeks of the season, every Sunday is going to be huge in helping whittle this down to the final six.
For now, it’s shaping up to be one hell of a month of football.