Just two weeks to go and the Philadelphia Eagles are in a fight for the NFC East. Again. And much like last year, it’s probably going to come down to the final week of the season. The big question is whether the loser of that Week 17 game will still make the playoffs.
But that’s for next week. For now, let’s focus on where things stand heading into Week 16.
|New England Patriots||10||4|
|New York Jets||4||10|
|Kansas City Chiefs||6||8|
|San Diego Chargers||5||9|
|New York Giants||9||5|
|Green Bay Packers||8||6|
|New Orleans Saints||8||6|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||11|
|San Francisco 49ers||9||5|
|St. Louis Rams||5||9|
The AFC spots are locked up and teams are sorting out the order. We know the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos will win divisions, and the Baltimore Ravens will be a wild card. The AFC East will go to either the Buffalo Bills or New England Patriots, with the loser taking the other wild card spot. The byes? We’ll need another couple weeks to sort that out.
The NFC? That’s a mess. Maybe Week 16 will help.
Titans @ Jaguars: This is your Thursday night game. No. One. Cares. Jacksonville 17, Tennessee 13
Chargers @ 49ers: San Francisco inches closer to a wild card spot. San Francisco 27, San Diego 13
Vikings @ Dolphins: Another lousy game. I’ll go with the Vikings for no particular reason. Minnesota 18, Miami 15
Ravens @ Texans: Baltimore wins one more game before taking a “bye” next week. Baltimore 30, Houston 22
Lions @ Bears: Chicago is making a charge towards the playoffs. The Lions are fading fast. Chicago 23, Detroit 16
Browns @ Panthers: Carolina really, really needs this game. They get it. Carolina 31, Cleveland 6
Falcons @ Saints: How about this for a twist? Atlanta 24, New Orleans 23
Packers @ Buccaneers: Green Bay gets a weak opponent at the right time. Green Bay 34, Tampa Bay 20
Chiefs @ Steelers: Andy Reid might figure out a way to get to .500 and keep hope alive in Kansas City that things will be better in 2015. Kansas City 26, Pittsburgh 17
Patriots @ Jets: New England stays in the AFC East hunt. New England 29, New York Jets 21
Giants @ Rams: It all comes down to Week 17 again. New York Giants 28, St. Louis 21
Bills @ Raiders: Upset special, making Week 17 a lot of fun (Bills and Pats will meet). Oakland 22, Buffalo 21
Colts @ Cowboys: Poor, poor Jerry Jones. Indianapolis 35, Dallas 31
Seahawks @ Cardinals: Critical game for both teams. Seattle wraps up the NFC West. Seattle 27, Arizona 20
Broncos @ Bengals: Great Monday Night game with a first-round bye on the line. Denver keeps it interesting. Denver 32, Cincinnati 28
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