5 NFL games on Sunday with possible playoff implications

These teams are in the playoff picture or still in the hunt as the NFL season is winding down.

The NFL is past its midway point for the 2018 season and there are a number of teams still battling for a playoff spot. While the Bears, Cowboys, and Saints all kept ahold of or moved into spots this past Thursday, other teams will try to do the same on Sunday. Here are five games to watch with possible playoff implications.


Seahawks at Panthers (1 p.m. ET, FOX)

As of this report, the Carolina Panthers are clinging to the fifth seed in the NFC Playoff Picture with their 6-4 record. However, if the Seattle Seahawks win, they'll both have 6-5 records. It would mean there are four teams with that record, as the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins are also both 6-5 at the moment.


Browns at Bengals (1 p.m. ET, CBS)

The Bengals have a better chance of getting into the postseason right now at 5-5 overall, a record shared with the Dolphins, Colts, and Titans. However, Cleveland is 3-6-1 and a No. 12 seed at the moment. A string of victories at the right time could change their luck.


Giants at Eagles (1 p.m. ET, FOX)

The NFC East is one of the most intriguing divisions heading toward the postseason, as all of the teams legitimately have a shot to win the division. That includes the 3-7 Giants and the 4-6 defending Super Bowl Champions.


Dolphins at Colts (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)

Two teams with 5-5 records in the AFC will meet up on Sunday, with one possibly coming away 6-5. That could potentially mean the winning team becomes tied with current No. 6 seed Baltimore, or even sneaks into the playoff picture with a Ravens loss to Oakland.


Packers at Vikings (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC)

Right now, the 5-4-1 Vikings hold the sixth seed in the NFC playoff picture, and are just behind the Chicago Bears for the NFC North lead. The Green Bay Packers are still in the hunt with a 4-5-1 record. These two teams tied earlier this season, setting up an intriguing matchup in Minnesota for Sunday Night Football.

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