NFL: What Does the Current Playoff Picture Look Like?
It is crazy to think that seven weeks of the NFL season have already gone by. The playoff picture is getting clearer and clearer by the week.
It is never too early in the NFL season to talk about the NFL postseason. There are still 10 weeks remaining in the regular season, but it is going to be interesting to see how the rest of the regular season plays out.
If the NFL season ended today, what would be the seedings and some of the potential postseason matchups?
In the AFC: the Houston Texans would be the number six seed and the Baltimore Ravens would be the number three seed. This would be a very fun game to watch. Deshaun Watson goes on the road in a tough environment, but Lamar Jackson would maybe be able to have his way against a bad defense, plus the Ravens would use the home crowd to their advantage.
The number five seed would be the Buffalo Bills and the number four seed would be the Indianapolis Colts. This would be a low scoring game. Josh Allen and Jacoby Brissett are better quarterbacks than people give them credit for. This game would be won on the line of scrimmage because both teams like to run with the football.
The Kansas City Chiefs would be the number two seed and they would have a first-round bye and the New England Patriots would be the number one seed and they would have a first-round bye.
3 NFL teams that still have a chance to make it to the NFL Playoffs in the AFC: The Oakland Raiders, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Tennessee Titans.
4 NFL teams that can make it, but they will need a miracle: The Cleveland Browns, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Denver Broncos, and the Los Angeles Chargers.
3 NFL teams that have no chance: The New York Jets, the Miami Dolphins, and the Cincinnati Bengals.
In the NFC: the Minnesota Vikings would be the number six seed and the Green Bay Packers would be the number three seed. This would be a very interesting game. As of right now, I think Minnesota is a better football team than Green Bay even though the Packers beat them earlier in the season. Kirk Cousins shies away in the playoffs and Aaron Rodgers comes up big. Green Bay’s defense isn’t as good as Minnesota’s though and the Vikings have a much better running game with Dalvin Cook compared to Aaron Jones for the Packers.
The number five seed would be the Seattle Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys would be the number four seed. Both of these teams played each other last season in the NFC Wild Card Round and Dallas knocked Seattle out. Russell Wilson is carrying the Seahawks on his back again this season. Dak Prescott is looking for a big contract. This would be a good game and it could go either way.
The New Orleans Saints would be the number two seed and they would have a first-round bye. The San Francisco 49ers would be the number one seed and they would have a first-round bye.
6 NFL teams that still have a chance to make it to the NFL Playoffs in the NFC: The Carolina Panthers, the Los Angeles Rams, the Chicago Bears, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Philadelphia Eagles.
3 NFL teams that still have a chance, but need a miracle: The Detroit Lions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the New York Giants.
2 NFL teams that have no chance: The Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins.
Super Bowl LIV will be on Sunday, February 2 on FOX in Miami.
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