NFC 1. Atlanta (8-1) South leader 2. Chicago (7-2) North leader
3. San Francisco (6-2-1) West leader 4. NY Giants (6-4) East leader 5. Green Bay (6-3) 6. Seattle (6-4) beat Minnesota
7. Minnesota (6-4) lost to Seattle 8. Tampa Bay (5-4) 9. New Orleans (4-5) (3-3 NFC, .556 SoV) beat Detroit and Arizona on Conf record, beat Dallas on SoV 10 Dallas (4-5) (4-4 NFC, .432 SoV) Beat Detroit and Arizona on Conf record, lost to New Orleans on SoV 11 Detroit (4-5) (3-4 NFC) Beat Arizona on Div Record, lost to New Orleans and Dallas on Conf record
12 Arizona (4-5) (2-4 NFC) lost to New Orleans, Dallas, and Detroit on Conf Record 13 St. Louis (3-5-1) 14 Philadelphia (3-6) (1-1 East) Beat Washington on Div record 15 Washington (3-6) (0-1 East) Lost to Philadelphia on Div record 16 Carolina (2-7)
* A Carolina loss and Atlanta win will eliminate Carolina from the #1 seed.
Wildcard #6 Seattle (6-4) @ #3 San Francisco (6-2-1) #5 Green Bay (6-3) @ #4 NY Giants (6-4)
1st round bye #1 Atlanta (8-1) #2 Chicago (7-2)
AFC 1. Houston (8-1) South leader 2. Baltimore (7-2) North leader
3. New England (6-3) East leader, Beat Denver 4. Denver (6-3) West leader, lost to New England 5. Indy (6-3) (4-2 AFC) beat Pittsburgh on Conf record 6. Pittsburgh (6-3) (3-3 AFC) lost to Indy on Conf record
7. San Diego (4-5) (4-2 AFC) beat Cincinnati and Miami on Conf record 8. Miami (4-5) (3-4 AFC) beat Cincinnati on Conf record, lost to San Diego on same 9. Cincinnati (4-5) (2-5 AFC) lost to San Diego and Miami on Conf record 10 Tennessee (4-6) 11 NY Jets (3-6) (3-4 AFC, 2-2 North, .481 SoV) Beat Buffalo, beat Oakland on SoV
12 Oakland (3-6) (3-4 AFC, .296 SoV) Lost to NY Jets on SoV 13 Buffalo (3-6) (2-5 AFC, 1-2 North) Lost to NY Jets 14 Cleveland (2-7) 15 Jacksonville (1-8) (1-4 AFC) Beat KC on Conf record 16 Kansas City (1-8) (0-6 AFC) Lost to Jacksonville on Conf record
* A Houston win OR either Jax or KC losing will eliminate them from the #1 seed
Wildcard #6 Pittsburgh (6-3) @ #3 New England (6-3) #5 Indy (6-3) @ Denver (6-3)
1st Round Bye #1 Houston (8-1) #2 Baltimore (7-2)
(edited by Zeruel on 15.11.12 2058)
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Has the NFL come out and said that they are intentionally scheduling divisional games at the end of the season? Or is it just how the schedule worked out?
Cutler banged up and there's still a ton of divisional games in the North. Expecting Green Bay to move up if they can stay healthy. Detroit's schedule is pretty tough here on out, not expecting them to make it. No consistency there.
Seattle has three games at home and three on the road, so expecting them to go 3-3...
Tampa still has to play Atlanta twice, so that could be tough to move on up.
I like the idea of saving most divisional games until later in the season, though they could spread them out a *bit* more. Seems weird that the Ravens and Steelers will play twice in three weeks this season.
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I am surprised and delighted that the Colts are anywhere close to playoff contention this late in the season, let alone currently ranked fifth in the AFC. I had expected this to be a terrible, terrible year, even though I was very pleased that we were able to draft Andrew Luck.
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Rich Eisen is on the newest Sports Guy podcast (sports.espn.go.com), and he credits another NFL Network pro-turned-analyst saying Favre might return but wants no part of playing the opening game in New Orleans with a weak ankle.