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 7-4 on the season and own a two-game lead in the NFC South division race with five games remaining in the 2007 regular season.

The Bucs will travel to New Orleans to take on the 5-6 Saints in the Louisiana Superdome on Sunday. 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

DIVISION LEADERS

DALLAS 10-1 (NFC East)
Remaining Schedule: Green Bay, @ Detroit, Philadelphia, @ Carolina, @ Washington

Green Bay 10-1 (NFC North)
Remaining Schedule: @ Dallas, Oakland, @ St. Louis, @ Chicago, Detroit

Seattle 7-4 (NFC West)
Remaining Schedule: @ Philadelphia, Arizona, @ Carolina, Baltimore, @ Atlanta

Tampa Bay 7-4 (NFC South)
Remaining Schedule: @ New Orleans, @ Houston, Atlanta, @ San Francisco, Carolina

WILD CARDS

New York Giants 7-4
Remaining Schedule: @ Chicago, @ Philadelphia, Washington, @ Buffalo, New England

Detroit Lions 6-5
Remaining Schedule: @ Minnesota, Dallas, @San Diego, Kansas City, @ Green Bay

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

Arizona 5-6
Remaining Schedule: Cleveland, @ Seattle, @ New Orleans, Atlanta, St. Louis

Chicago Bears 5-6
Remaining Schedule: New York Giants, @ Washington, @ Minnesota, Green Bay, New Orleans

Minnesota Vikings 5-6
Remaining Schedule: Detroit, @ San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, @ Denver

New Orleans Saints 5-6
Remaining Schedule: Tampa Bay, @ Atlanta, Arizona, Philadelphia, @ Chicago

Philadelphia 5-6
Remaining Schedule: Seattle, New York Giants, @ Dallas, @ New Orleans, Buffalo

Washington 5-6
Remaining Schedule: Buffalo, Chicago, @ New York Giants, @ Minnesota, Dallas

Carolina Panthers 4-7
Remaining Schedule: San Francisco, @ Jacksonville, Seattle, Dallas, @ Tampa Bay

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