Updated NFC playoff picture after the Vikings loss to the Bears in Week 12

What does the NFC playoff picture look like after the Minnesota Vikings were upset on Monday night?

Minnesota Vikings right tackle Brian O'Neill
Minnesota Vikings right tackle Brian O'Neill / David Berding/GettyImages

The NFC playoff picture looks slightly different after Week 12, which included the Minnesota Vikings suffering a loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday night.

Despite their record dropping to 6-6 this season after losing to the Chicago Bears on Monday, the Minnesota Vikings still find themselves in the thick of the NFC playoff picture.

After two straight losses, the national hype surrounding the Vikings has definitely settled down. However, Minnesota still has plenty of time to regroup and get things back rolling when they return from their bye in Week 14 for the final five games on their 2023 schedule.

During their week off, Minnesota will be paying close attention to a handful of teams that are currently in the middle of the fight for a spot in this season's playoffs with them.

NFC Playoff Picture after Week 12: Where do the Minnesota Vikings stand?

Following the results of every game in Week 12 of the 2023 NFL season, below is how the NFC playoff picture currently looks.

1. Philadelphia Eagles (10-1)*
2. San Francisco 49ers (8-3)*
3. Detroit Lions (8-3)*
4. Atlanta Falcons (5-6)*
5. Dallas Cowboys (8-3)
6. Seattle Seahawks (6-5)
7. Minnesota Vikings (6-6)

* = Division Leader

In the Hunt

8. Green Bay Packers (5-6)
9. Los Angeles Rams (5-6)
10. New Orleans Saints (5-6)

The Rest

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7)
12. New York Giants (4-8)
13. Chicago Bears (4-8)
14. Washington Commanders (4-8)
15. Arizona Cardinals (2-10)
16. Carolina Panthers (1-10)

First-Round Matchups if the Playoffs Started Today

(Philadelphia Eagles (1) have a bye until the second round)