It is Sunday morning, the Arizona Cardinals kickoff this afternoon, and by the time their game starts, they’ll have no idea just how slim their margin of error is for making the playoffs, since the Falcons kickoff at the same time and the Bucs are in the evening game.
First of all, what needs to happen:
The Atlanta Falcons or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers must lose all three of their remaining games. The Falcons play the 49ers... In Atlanta... So, we look towards the Bucs. The Bucs get the Cowboys in Dallas, so there is a great chance that the Bucs could start this three game stretch 0-1.
The Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings must all go 1-2 or worse their last three games. Actually, let’s just say they all need to find a way to lose out.
The Skins get the Panthers, in DC, on Monday Night. The Vikings play the Colts, in Indy, so that could be a nice loss. The Packers play the Bears in Chicago, so who knows, but you could see a win for the Skins and Packers this week.
Oh, and the Cardinals must win their three remaining games.