[caption id="attachment_22056" align="aligncenter" width="496"] Stephen Brashear / Associated Press[/caption] The playoff picture, particularly in the NFC just a whole lot more muddled on an action packed day of NFL. Nine NFC sides now have winning records and it is going to be an exciting final 3 weeks to determine who gets in. The Washington Redskins are one of those nine sides after they made it four wins on the trot with a dramatic 31-28 OT win over the Baltimore Ravens. A 64 yard punt return by Richard Crawford after the Ravens went three-and-out on the first possession of OT set up a 34 yard Kai Forbath field goal to win it. The win may have come at a cost however as RGIII limped off the field with a nasty looking knee injury. Early scans suggest no ligament damage but he will be questionable for next week. Divisional rivals the Dallas Cowboys kept themselves in the hunt for a playoff berth, claiming an emotional 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals following the death of their teammate Jerry Brown. Tony Romo led his side down the field in the final three minutes and into field goal range to set up Dan Baileys winner as time expired. Those two still sit second and third respectively in the NFC East behind the New York Giants, who won a vital game 52-27 over New Orleans. The win leaves the Giants a game clear atop the NFC East but with trips to Atlanta and Baltimore and a poor divional record, the defending champions still have it all to do. Rookie running back Doug Wilson had 327 combined yards and three touchdowns in a breakout performance for the first round pick. Rounding off a successful morning for NFC East sides were the Philadelphia Eagles who upset the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ending their playoff hopes. Nick Foles hit Jeremy Maclin for a one yard touchdown on the final play of the game to halt their eight game losing streak. With Vick likely headed out of Philly, Eagles fans will be pleased with what they saw from their young QB who threw for 381 Yards and a pair of touchdowns. Elsewhere in the NFC, the Minnesota Vikings improved to 7-6 with an upset 21-14 win over a fast fading Chicago Bears side. Superstar running back Adrian Peterson continued his push for a 2000 yard rushing season as he ran for another 154 yards and two touchdowns. The Bears have now won just one of their last five and slipped to 8-5, undoing their early season work that saw them surge to a 7-1 start. They have now been jumped in the wildcard race by the Seattle Seahawks who utterly destroyed a woefully inept Arizona Cardinals side 58-0! In the biggest thumping in years the Seahawks forced eight turnovers and restricted the Cardinals to just 154 total yards of offence. Hard to believe that the Cardinals were 4-0 after 4 weeks! The Seahawk’s meanwhile continue to gain momentum and now appear certainties to make the playoffs. They will likely have to content themselves with a wildcard spot as the San Francisco 49er’s proved too strong for the Miami Dolphins, overcoming a sluggish first half to win 27-13. The quarterback debate will continue to rage as Colin Kapernick had a solid, if unspectacular day under centre, it was almost, well, Alex Smith like. Their divisional rivals the St Louis Rams made it three wins in a row and are still mathematically a playoff chance after they accounted for the Buffalo Bills 15-12 in testing conditions on the road. The plaudits must go to Sam Bradford as he led his side 84 yards down the field and threw a game winning touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson with just 48 seconds on the clock. Also making it three in a row were the Cleveland Browns who enjoyed their largest victory in almost a decade by beating up on the lowly Kansas City Chiefs 30-7. Rookie running back Trent Richardson had a pair of touchdown runs for the Browns whilst the Chiefs inability to move the chains on third down, going 1 of 11 for the day proved decisive as once again their offense failed to get going. In the day’s biggest upset, the Atlanta Falcons were stunned 30-20 by a Cam Newton inspired Carolina Panthers. The Falcons were shut out until late in the third quarter as the Panthers built what proved an unassailable 23-0 lead. Cam Newton threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns as well as rushing for 116 yards on nine carries including a spectacular 72 yard touchdown run to set up the big win. Andrew Luck overcame a poor first half to mount his sixth last quarter comeback of the season and help his Indianapolis Colts defeat the Tennessee Titans 27-23. After trailing 20-7 the Colts again found a way to get the victory and remarkably improve to 9-4. With a pair of games against the AFC leading Texans in the final three weeks we will get a good idea of just how good this side is in the run in to the playoffs. Ben Roethlisberger’s return failed to inspire the Pittsburgh Steelers who suffered a major slip up in their playoff push by losing to the San Diego Chargers 34-24. It was just the Chargers second win in nine outings and was inspired by Phillip Rivers who three touchdowns and crucially didn’t turn the ball over once. That loss means that the New York Jets are just a game outside of a wildcard berth following their 17-10 win over the depleted Jacksonville Jaguars. After such a tumultuous season it is amazing to think the Jets could still sneak in and with Tennessee, San Diego and Buffalo in their final three weeks meaning their fate is in their own hands. Monday’s action concluded with the Green Bay Packers overturning a 14-0 deficit to beat the Detroit Lions 27-20. In snowy conditions the Packers got their ground game going and managed 141 rushing yards on 24 carries. For the Lions, Calvin Johnson had another 10 catches for 118 yards to put him within 302 yards of Jerry Rice’s NFL record. With three games to go it now seems highly likely that Megatron will set the new record, so much for the Madden curse! How did your team go?