NFC 1. Atlanta (9-1) South leader 2. San Francisco (7-2-1) West leader
3. Green Bay (7-3) North leader, beat Chicago 4. NY Giants (6-4) East leader 5. Chicago (7-3) lost to Green Bay 6. Seattle (6-4) (4-4 NFC) beat Minnesota, beat Tampa Bay on Conf record
7. Tampa Bay (6-4) (3-4 NFC) beat Minnesota, lost to Seattle on Conf record 8. Minnesota (6-4) lost to Seattle and Tampa Bay 9. New Orleans (5-5) (.500 SoV) beat Dallas on SoV 10 Dallas (5-5) (.380 SoV) lost to New Orleans on SoV 11 Washington (4-6) (4-4 NFC) beat Detrot and Arizona on Conf record
12 Detroit (4-6) (3-5 NFC) Beat Arizona on Conf Record 13 Arizona (4-6) (2-5 NFC) lost Washington and Detroit on Conf Record 14 St. Louis (3-6-1) 15 Philadelphia (3-7) 16 D-Carolina (2-8)
D - eliminated from Divisional title
* A Carolina loss and San Francisco or Green Bay win will eliminate Carolina from the #2 or #2 and #3 seeds. * A Carolina loss and Chicago win will eliminate Carolina from the #5 seed.
* A Philadelphia loss or Atlanta win will eliminate Philadelphia from the #1 seed.
Wildcard #6 Seattle (6-4) @ #3 Green Bay (7-3) #5 Chicago (7-3) @ #4 NY Giants (6-4)
1st round bye #1 Atlanta (9-1) #2 San Francisco (7-2-1)
AFC 1. Houston (9-1) South leader 2. Baltimore (8-2) North leader
3. New England (7-3) East leader, Beat Denver 4. Denver (7-3) West leader, lost to New England 5. Indy (6-4) (4-3 AFC) beat Pittsburgh on Conf record 6. Pittsburgh (6-4) (3-4 AFC) lost to Indy on Conf record
7. Cincinnati (5-5) 8. San Diego (4-6) (4-3 AFC) beat Tennessee and NY Jets on Conf record 9. Tennessee (4-6) (3-4 AFC) Lost to San Diego on Conf record, beat NY Jets on Conf record 10 NY Jets (4-6) (3-4 AFC, 2-2 North) Beat Buffalo and Miami, lost to San Diego and Tennessee on Conf record 11 Buffalo (4-6) (3-5 AFC, 1-3 North) Lost to NY Jets, beat Miami
12 Miami (4-6) (3-5 AFC, 1-2 North) 13 Oakland (3-7) 14 Cleveland (2-8) 15 D-Jacksonville (1-9) (1-5 AFC) Beat KC on Conf record 16 Kansas City (1-9) (0-7 AFC) Lost to Jacksonville on Conf record
D - eliminated from Divisional title
* An Oakland loss or Houston win will eliminate Oakland from the #1 seed
* A Cleveland loss or Baltimore win will eliminate Cleveland from the AFC North title
* A Kansas City loss to Denver will eliminate Kansas City from the AFC West title
Wildcard #6 Pittsburgh (6-4) @ #3 New England (7-3) #5 Indy (6-4) @ Denver (7-3)
1st Round Bye #1 Houston (9-1) #2 Baltimore (8-2)
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-- 2006 Time magazine Person of the Year -- -- July 2009 Ordained Reverend --
Bears fans are reliving the same nightmare from last season of Cutler going down and the entire offense suddenly looking lost. The 49ers' D obviously played a big part in that but man.
I enjoy the NFL's recent scheduling wrinkle of saving most divisional games for the last six weeks of the season since it really leaves things up in the air. The Bucs and Falcons still have to play each other twice, and each have one more game against the Saints. The Vikings still have FOUR games against the Bears and Packers remaining. Houston plays Indy twice in the last three weeks. The 49ers still have to go to Seattle. Beginning last Sunday night, Pittsburgh plays five divisional foes over the last seven weeks.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
You are correct, sir. EVERYONE I've interviewed, from the Rivals.com writers to the Athlon people to the ESPN and Sporting News people laughed when they were asked whether Michigan was really a top-25 team.