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NFL playoff picture: Who to root for in Week 18 if you are a Arizona Cardinals fan

Week 18 is here and the Arizona Cardinals are in 5th place in the playoff picture. Who should Cardinals fans root for to help their chances?

Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals carries the ball during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on January 02, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Sunday PM update: The Rams lost to the 49ers, but it doesn’t matter because the Cardinals have also lost. This means Arizona will go on the road for wild-card weekend.

The Arizona Cardinals were once on top of the NFC. How the mighty hath fallen. Arizona enters Week 18 against the Seattle Seahawks at 11-5 and in the 5-seed in the NFC playoff standings. The Cardinals have a chance to move up in the standings depending on the outcomes from Week 18.

Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers

If the Cardinals win and the Rams lose, Arizona will win the NFC West division and move into the top-4 in the conference. Plain and simple. Both teams play at the same time, so there should be some scoreboard watching.

The Rams are 4.5-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Saturday update: The Cowboys beat the Eagles, which pushes the odds toward the Cardinals playing the Cowboys in the Wild Card round.

This shouldn’t have any impact on the NFC standings. The Cowboys are in the 4-seed and can move up. The Cowboys can also lose and be locked into the 4-seed. It’s really pick your poison, though. The Cardinals can play either the Cowboys or Bucs in the first round. Chances are they’d rather play the Cowboys.

The Cowboys are 7-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.