If the playoffs started today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would win the NFC South division and secure a spot in the playoffs.
The Bucs are 8-4 on the season and own a three-game lead in the NFC South division race with four games remaining in the 2007 regular season.
The Bucs will travel to Houston to take on the 5-7 Texans in Reliant Stadium on Sunday. A Tampa Bay win or a loss by the Carolina Panthers will give the Bucs their second NFC South division title over the past two seasons.
In the meantime, PewterReport.com will keep Tampa Bay fans updated on how the Bucs fit into the NFC playoff picture as the regular season winds down.
NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE
DALLAS 11-1 (NFC East)
Remaining Schedule: @ Detroit, Philadelphia, @ Carolina, @ Washington
Green Bay 10-2 (NFC North)
Remaining Schedule: Oakland, @ St. Louis, @ Chicago, Detroit
Seattle 8-4 (NFC West)
Remaining Schedule: Arizona, @ Carolina, Baltimore, @ Atlanta
Tampa Bay 8-4 (NFC South)
Remaining Schedule: @ Houston, Atlanta, @ San Francisco, Carolina
New York Giants 8-4
Remaining Schedule: @ Philadelphia, Washington, @ Buffalo, New England
Remaining Schedule: @ Seattle, @ New Orleans, Atlanta, St. Louis
OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
Detroit Lions 6-6
Remaining Schedule: Dallas, @San Diego, Kansas City, @ Green Bay
Minnesota Vikings 6-6
Remaining Schedule: @ San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, @ Denver
Carolina Panthers 5-7
Remaining Schedule: @ Jacksonville, Seattle, Dallas, @ Tampa Bay
Chicago Bears 5-7
Remaining Schedule: @ Washington, @ Minnesota, Green Bay, New Orleans
New Orleans Saints 5-7
Remaining Schedule: @ Atlanta, Arizona, Philadelphia, @ Chicago
Remaining Schedule: New York Giants, @ Dallas, @ New Orleans, Buffalo
Remaining Schedule: Chicago, @ New York Giants, @ Minnesota, Dallas
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