Cardinals’ Darnell Dockett, Cowboys’ Travis Frederick open at different spots in NFC race

NFC West: The Cardinals’ Carson Palmer has a shot at becoming the first quarterback to start 10 consecutive games since Joe Montana.

Carson Palmer had 10 straight games of 20 or more points without an interception this season.

Carson Wentz has been at this for four years, and the Broncos have yet to make a playoff run in that span.

The Cardinals have a chance to make the playoffs, but it will require a great performance from Carson Palmer and a team that has been on a run of dominance lately.

The Cowboys have a much better chance at making the playoffs than the Cardinals, who are going to be hard-pressed to beat the Chiefs or Cardinals.

NFC East: The Cowboys will be without Ezekiel Elliott, who has been out since Week 8.

The Giants have been struggling to keep up with the Cowboys’ run of four straight losses.

The Eagles have not been able to stop the Cowboys, who have outscored opponents 19-3 this season, including six touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

The Saints have a good chance at beating the Giants, who will need a win.

NFC North: The Redskins have been solid against the Eagles this season despite a rash of injuries, and they have a lot of talent to contend with.

The Redskins are the only team without a playoff bye this season after they lost to the Eagles in Week 15.

The Panthers have been outscouted by the Eagles all season and are currently riding a three-game losing streak.

The Falcons have the toughest schedule of any team in the NFC and are playing in the most competitive division in football.

NFC South: The Falcons are on a roll, but the Seahawks are also struggling to stay on the right side of the ball.

The Bucs are a very young team, and that’s going to play a big role in their ability to stay in the race.

The Packers have struggled to stop Atlanta this season and will be looking to make their first playoff appearance since 2010.

NFC West (No. 1): The Cardinals are the favorites in the division, but that is going to come down to who they play.

The Rams have been playing great football this season while the Cardinals are playing their worst football.

The Broncos will be on the outside looking in.

NFC Central: The Giants, Eagles and Panthers are all on the verge of making the postseason.

The Seahawks are going through a bit of a rough stretch with a losing streak that stretches to seven games.

NFC Northwest: The Seahawks and Bears are all still in the mix, and there are plenty of wild card teams waiting in the wings.

The NFC North will be a wild card race, and this is where things get interesting.

NFC Atlantic: The Steelers are still a very good team, but they have lost three straight.

The Patriots are a tough team to play, but this is a good spot for the Pats to win.

The Jets and Redskins have won the division each of the past two seasons.

NFC Southern: The Saints are on the brink of making a deep playoff run after a strong showing in Week 13.

The Vikings have won four straight games.

The 49ers have been dominating the NFC West this season in their first year of the new-look division.

NFC Coastal: The Dolphins are playing great ball, but there are still questions surrounding their defense.

They are the defending Super Bowl champions.

The Steelers have played a lot better than expected in their last two games and should be able to make up for their struggles in the first half.

NFC Mountain: The Broncos are still struggling to make things happen.

They lost three games in a row.

The Raiders are coming off their worst season since 1999.

The Bears and Cardinals are both on a hot streak right now.

NFC Pacific: The Rams are in a strong spot, but are struggling to score points against the Chiefs and Chargers.

The Chargers have been dominant at home, and Arizona will be trying to keep its playoff hopes alive.

NFC Washington: The Vikings are still one of the league’s hottest teams.

But the Redskins are one of its worst.

The Chiefs have been on an unbelievable run and should continue to play well, but Kansas City has a lot to play for.

NFC Home: The Packers are one win away from their first NFC West title since 2008.

They have a great chance at the top seed.

The Ravens are in great shape.

The Buccaneers and Cardinals should make the postseason, but a loss to the Rams would make it tough for them to do so.

NFC Away: The Chargers are looking to get back to winning ways.

But it will be tough for the Rams to get there.

NFC Sun: The Eagles are in good shape, but their schedule is still tough.

The Titans have a tough road slate.

NFC Wednesdays: The Ravens and Vikings are two of the hottest teams in the league, and their schedules are not tough.

However, they are playing on turf.

NFC Thursdays: It will be interesting to see if the Giants can get back on track after their disastrous loss