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By Christopher Dabe - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
The New Orleans Saints are another step closer to narrowing their list of possible NFC playoff opponents.
With the Eagles' win and the Vikings' loss, the Eagles (9-7) moved into the No. 6 seed and will play next week in Chicago against the No. 3 Bears (12-4). The other wild-card game will pit the No. 4 Dallas Cowboys (10-6) at home against the No. 5 Seattle Seahawks (10-6).
The Minnesota Vikings (8-7-1) missed their chance to secure a playoff berth with a 24-10 loss to the Bears.
Before Sunday, the Vikings held a lead on the Eagles for the last playoff spot. The Eagles reached the playoffs by winning five of the last six games since their Week 10 loss to the Saints in New Orleans.
Now, if the streaking Eagles spring an upset in Chicago, they’ll come to New Orleans for a divisional-round rematch against the top-seeded Saints. Otherwise, the Saints will play the winner between the Cowboys and Seahawks. ...
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