We are chasing a wild-card spot now.
Chicago and Seattle will win their divisions; I believe the Panthers will be too hard to catch. New York or Dallas will win their division and the other trying for a wild-card spot. The two wild card spots will go to:
Dallas (7-5) (KC, at Washington, at Carolina, St. Louis)
New York (8-4) (at Philadelphia, KC, at Washington, at Oakland)
Tampa Bay (8-4) (at Carolina, at New England, Atlanta, New Orleans)
Atlanta (7-5) (New Orleans, Chicago, at Tampa Bay, Carolina)
Minnesota(7-5) (St. Louis, Pittsburgh, at Baltimore, Chicago)
Either Dallas or New York won't be a wild-card (as they will win division).
None of these teams has an easy road. I think New York will win their division becuase their schedule is easier than Dallas (the Giants will probably beat Philadelphia, Washington, and Oakland). Dallas will likely lose two of the games; probably KC and Carolina.
Minnesota, in my opinion, will lose three of their final four games. Even if they have the same record as Atlanta, it's okay becuase we have the head-to-head with them.
The problem is that Atlanta is a game behind Tampa- and I think it will be very hard to catch them. We don't have the tie-breaker against Dallas because they have a better conference record. We must beat New Orleans and one other team (I think Chicago being most likely the easiest for us). If we do, then I think we may squeek in because Dallas may lose three out of four. A win against Tampa would be huge.
It's pretty scary fighting for a wild-card spot; but I like to know what teams outside of the Falcons I am rooting for. Bottom line- if we win three out of four we'll get in. If we win only two of our next four (which is likely)- then either Dallas, New York, or Tampa will have to lose three out of the next four.