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    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie..._NFC?SITE=MIHOL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    However, it was only 5 years ago when the 2001 Patriots, 11-5, achieved the second seed. With that record this year, they'd be fighting just for a wild card spot.
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    A significant reason why mediocre records may get play off spots in the NFC is the wins that were siphoned off by the AFC playing the NFC. The AFC won close to twice as many games as the NFC in interconference play (AFC 30 wins versus NFC 17 wins). There are 3 interconference games left and those will probably be 2 wins for AFC versus 1 loss, so the ratio probably continues thru the end of the season.

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