NFC playoff picture: Shakeup Sunday

The NFC playoff picture remained unchanged for a couple of weeks, but we knew things would look different once Week 13 was in the books.

Six of the top seven teams in the conference were involved in games against each other, including the Eagles-Seahawks game in Seattle that put Sunday’s action to bed. The Seahawks won, which ended the Eagles’ nine-game winning streak, pushed the Seahawks into playoff position and bumped the Vikings up to the top spot in the conference.

Things will get shaken up again in Week 14. Thursday’s Falcons-Saints game is the first of three involving teams in the top seven of a rapidly changing NFC playoff picture.

1. Vikings (10-2): The Vikings hold a strength of victory tiebreaker over the Eagles and can press their advantage with a win in Carolina next Sunday.

2. Eagles (10-2): They’ll stay in California to prepare for a game against the Rams that they need to win to remain in position for a first-round bye.

3. Rams (9-3): They’ve clinched their first winning season since 2003 and now the Rams will face the Eagles and Seahawks in the next two weeks as they try to nail down the NFC West.

4. Saints (9-3): Sweeping the Panthers gives them a firm grasp on the NFC South.

5. Seahawks (8-4): The

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