Playoff posturing begins

Theismann breaks down the playoff hopes of every team in the league over a Cup o' Joe.

Updated: November 17, 2005, 4:47 PM ET
By Joe Theismann | ESPN Insider
This is the most interesting time of the year because it's bubble time, which means it's time for playoff posturing. The next couple of weeks are pivotal for many teams as we start to see some teams get to the fence, some sit on the fence and some get over it and into the playoffs. Here's a look at every division and each team's chances at making the playoffs.

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys took control of their own destiny with a shocking victory over the Eagles. This is a team that could very well win the division and, at the very least, make the playoffs.

New York Giants: The Giants played horribly last week against the Vikings, and they must rebound and learn from those mistakes. They didn't do the little things correctly last week, which cost them a winnable game and weakened their ability to win the division.

Joe Theismann

Football analyst
Former college and pro football star Joe Theismann has served as an analyst for ESPN's Sunday Night Football since 1988. He also is frequently heard on ESPN Radio, regularly contributes to ESPN.com and has contributed to the NFL Draft.

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