Predicting what the NFL’s playoff field will look like at the end of Week 18 (which it does for the rest of the season) reveals a high probability that the NFC East will be on at least three teams. will be Probably four, depending on whether you think the Seattle Seahawks can rebound.
2 teams are clear. Enter the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. That’s the easy part. Next, we have to deal with the bottom two teams who are not dominant but have good records. And seven NFC teams must compete.
The New York Giants are 7-4. After a great start, they cooled off a bit, but everyone knew they were going to fall back.The Washington Commanders were on his 7-5 record, and in his last 7 games, he was in the final. has 6 wins. Both teams have serious flaws, but that hardly matters in the playoff races. Commanders and Giants he’s faced off twice in three weeks, with the first one coming on Sunday.
Unless something strange happens, the last two NFC wildcard spots are down to three teams.
The final two wildcard spots could be any combination of the 6-5 Seattle Seahawks, Commanders or Giants. The team most likely to run and crash that party is the Detroit Lions, but they have no chance of 4-7. They really needed Thanksgiving to beat the Buffalo Bills.
The Commanders and Giants may not be two of the top 14 teams in the NFL, each with tough schedules. According to Tankathon, the Giants have the toughest remaining schedule, with the Commanders in third place. But you have to fill in the parenthesis. If his two-game losing streak for the Seahawks is any indication of what’s to come, both the Commanders and the Giants are likely to succeed, making the NFC East one of his seven teams on that side of the bracket. he will be four.
There will be a playoff-level emergency when the Giants and Commanders face off on Sunday. No one had seen it before the season started.
The remaining Week 13 games that will have the greatest impact on the playoff outcome are:
The Bills may need a win to clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC. So the Bills can’t afford to lose money on Thursday night. The Patriots aren’t in the best shape for the playoffs in a loaded AFC, but a win in that wild card race would go a long way.
The Vikings probably won’t get the No. 1 seed after losing to both the Eagles and Cowboys. Season. They are almost certainly the second or third seed. The Jets are in a real battle for their wild card spot. Notably, his second-place team between the Bills Dolphins and the Ravens his Bengals look a lot like the top two wildcard spots.
The Chargers are currently in the final wildcard spot on the AFC East team, a matter of scheduling. The Chargers have much easier stretch runs than the Jets and Patriots. But we can’t afford to drop a game like this. And we all know that’s kind of what the Chargers are known for.
Still chasing that No. 1 seed, the Bills root for the Bengals. The Bengals and he’s 7-4 and he’s lining up at the top of the NFC North’s Ravens rooting for the Chiefs. This is a big game in forming the AFC bracket.
The Saints are 4-8. And if they beat the Buccaneers on Monday night and the Falcons lose to the Steelers on Sunday, New Orleans would be half a game away from No. 1 in his NFC South. Led by the 5-6 Bucs, the NFC South is in danger of becoming one of those rare divisions that never produced a championship team.