Week 12 of the NFL season schedule, better known as Thanksgiving weekend, is always a big week during Football season. It historically starts to divide the real from the fake, the contenders from the pretenders. With the clogged up NFC standings that may not be the case, however, the way the schedule falls this Turkey Day weekend the postseason schedule should become a bit clearer.

NFC breakdown, bracket standings

The Philadelphia Eagles are flying high, but, they have the New Orlean Saints and Minnesota Vikings right on their tails! When you are 9-1 on the season, usually you can exhale for a minute or two — not this season!

The Eagles are rolling, but unfortunately for them, so are the Vikings and Saints. Here is a breakdown of the NFC Conference as of today.

The No. 1 seed is the Philadelphia Eagles. At 9-1, they own first place in the NFC East and really, the entire NFL. Carson Wentz is the real deal, this we know, but can he fly his Eagles back to the Super Bowl? Philadelphia beat Dallas last night and unless something crazy happens, all the Eagles need is to finish the season 3-3 in their last six games and they will cruise to the NFC East title. With the Bears, NY Giants, and Cowboys remaining, that shouldn't be a problem.

The No.

2 seed in the NFC belongs to the Minnesota Vikings. The Purple People Eaters of the 1970's are back and the Vikings are charging towards the NFC North crown. A win vs. Detroit on Thanksgiving Day could all but sew it up for the Vikings, but it won't be easy. Behind Matt Stafford, the Lions are playing some great ball as well.

The third and fourth spots belong to the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams.

The wildcards? That is a hot mess at the moment. It is easier to just say that outside of the NY Giants, 49ers and Chicago Bears, every team is still alive. At the moment the No. 5 seed belongs to the Carolina Panthers and the No. 6 seed is owned by the Seattle Seahawks.

AFC still owned by Patriots, Steelers

When you look at the AFC playoff bracket you see some very familiar names. The No. 1 slot is owned by the Pittsburgh Steelers, followed by the New England Patriots at No. 2. While they both own the same record, you can bet that they are both going to do everything they can to claim that No. 1 spot. The Steelers would rather host the AFC title game (if they make it that far) than have to travel to New England.

The No. 3 seed belongs to the surprising Jacksonville Jaguars, who leap-frogged the stumbling Kansas City Chiefs this past Sunday. Kansas City is now seeded at No. 4, with the two wild-cards belonging to No. 5 Tennessee and No. 6 Baltimore.

Just like the NFC, the AFC wildcard is up in the air. Seven teams are just one game behind Tennessee and Baltimore for the final wild-card spots. The Broncos, Colts, and Browns are the three AFC teams that need a miracle to be in the 2017 postseason.