The 9-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in first place in the NFC South division with two games remaining in the 2005 regular season. PewterReport.com will continue to keep fans updated on how the Bucs fit into the NFC playoff picture as the regular season winds down.

Tampa Bay will host division rival Atlanta Saturday in what will likely be an elimination game of sorts. The Bucs currently have a one-game lead over the 8-6 Falcons for a Wild Card spot.

NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

Division Leaders:

1. Seattle 12-2 (NFC West) (clinched division title)
Remaining Schedule: Indianapolis, at Green Bay

2. Chicago 10-4 (NFC North)
Remaining Schedule: at Green Bay, at Minnesota

3. New York Giants 10-4 (NFC East)
Remaining Schedule: at Washington, at Oakland

4. Carolina 10-4 (NFC South)
Remaining Schedule: Dallas, at Atlanta

Wild Cards:

5. Tampa Bay 9-5
Remaining Schedule: Atlanta, New Orleans

6. Washington 8-6
Remaining Schedule: New York Giants, at Philadelphia

Outside Looking In:

Minnesota 8-6
Remaining Schedule: at Baltimore, Chicago

Dallas 8-6
Remaining Schedule: at Carolina, St. Louis

Atlanta 8-6
Remaining Schedule: at Tampa Bay, Carolina

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