•   
  •   
  •   

Sport15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture

18:31  06 december  2018
18:31  06 december  2018 Source:   touchdownwire.usatoday.com

NFL playoff picture: Week 15 scenarios for Cowboys, Texans, others to clinch

NFL playoff picture: Week 15 scenarios for Cowboys, Texans, others to clinch Multiple NFL playoff clinching scenarios are in play for Week 15. Here is how the NFL playoff picture looks as 2018 postseason gets closer.

NFL Playoff Predictor ( NFL Season Picker) lets you pick every game of the NFL Season via a season Schedule, and will show you the seeds for the AFC It will consider all games that are scheduled for the season when deciding if teams are common or not. Please note, that for wildcards this means that

Schedule and Standings for the NFL Playoffs . What would the NFL Playoffs look like if the season ended today? Find out now with NFL 's Playoff Picture . NFL Playoff Picture . In The Hunt. Tiebreaking Procedures.

The NFL season is down to four games for each team, still a quarter of the season, but it's time to zone in on the games that will shape the 2018 playoffs.

Week 14

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© Getty File photo

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

We're in the 14th week of the season, the first piece of the final trek to see who makes it to the postseason and who goes home. There are five big games on tap.

15. Eagles-Cowboys

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© Getty File photo

Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The NFC East has played to mediocrity. Still, Sunday's game between the 7-5 Cowboys, who are on a four-game winning streak, and the 6-6 Eagles, winners of two straight, will let everyone know if this is a horse race of runaway. A Dallas victory means it would have swept the season series from Philly, and basically eliminate the Eagles from the postseason. Their schedule down the stretch is brutal and 9-7 won't get it done.

NFL playoff picture: Seahawks shake up NFC; Patriots regain strong standing

NFL playoff picture: Seahawks shake up NFC; Patriots regain strong standing The NFL playoff picture is changing constantly as the Week 12 results roll in. Here is an updated look at the postseason seeding.

How do NFL teams make it to the Super Bowl? 2017 Playoffs Mini-Movie: From Mariota's Comeback to the Eagles Super Bowl Victory | NFL Highlights - Продолжительность: 15 :02 NFL 492 284 просмотра.

NFL Playoff Picture . The Raiders can still make the playoffs . They just need these 34 games to go their way. By Adam Stites November 30. Which borderline team has the easiest path to the NFL playoffs ?

14. Rams-Bears

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© USA TODAY File photo

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

This one plays into seeding as well as Chicago's hopes to win the NFC North. The Rams are in control of their destiny. They run the table and all NFC playoff roads go through LA. That would change with a loss. If the Rams finish with the same record as New Orleans, the Saints would earn home-field based on their head-to-head victory. The Bears need to win to keep distance between the Vikings, who have their own NFC West opponent to worry about …

13. Vikings-Seahawks

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© File photo Getty

USAT

This Monday Night battle in Seattle is critical. Minnesota can not lose any ground to Chicago if it hopes to battle for the NFC North title. The Vikings have the fortune of knowing how the Bears will have done against the Rams. A Seattle victory would put the Seahawks at 8-5 and in strong position for a wild-card slot. A loss drops them into the mixer with a lot of other teams.

NFL playoff picture: Chiefs pull away from Patriots, Texans; Saints clinch

NFL playoff picture: Chiefs pull away from Patriots, Texans; Saints clinch The NFL playoff picture is finding more clarity with fewer than four weeks left in the regular season. Here is an updated look at the postseason seeding after the Thursday and early Sunday games of Week 14.

The NFL Playoff Predictor will allow you to pick all 256 games of the regular NFL season, and allow you to see conference rankings update in real-time with your selections. Unlike other predictors, we correctly break all NFL ties and seed the teams correctly for whatever situation you throw at us.

Week 10 won't bring much clarity to the NFL playoff race. The teams with good records continued winning, for the most part, to keep pace with the other They now sit atop the AFC North by three full games , and that Week 15 matchup with the Patriots at Heinz Field is looming larger by the week in

12. Ravens-Chiefs

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© File photo File photo

Getty Images

Lamar Jackson has high stakes in his hands as he guides the Baltimore offense into Kansas City. Almost silently, the Ravens are a half-game behind the Steelers. Pittsburgh plays the Oakland Raiders, so it isn't too much to assume Baltimore will have to find a way to win to keep pace in the AFC North. On the other side, Kansas City for all its high-scoring theatrics is only a game ahead of the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC West. It also is a game up on the Patriots, who would have a head-to-head tiebreaker, and the Houston Texans in the overall picture. This is one tough task for the Heisman Trophy winner out of Louisville.

11. Colts-Texans

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© USA TODAY File photo

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Houston's remarkable run would virtually seal off the AFC South with a victory over Indianapolis. The Colts are desperate after last week's dud against the reeling Jacksonville Jaguars.

College football administrators are reportedly starting to show interest in an eight-team playoff

College football administrators are reportedly starting to show interest in an eight-team playoff The College Football Playoff’s 12-year deal with ESPN ensures that four teams, and four teams only, would be competing for the national championship, guarding against the inevitable rumblings of expansion. But even when the Playoff was announced in 2014, the most cynical of us realized that the contract’s provisions wouldn’t stop college football from expanding Read more The post College football administrators are reportedly starting to show interest in an eight-team playoff appeared first on Awful Announcing.

Which NFL teams have the most to gain in the playoff race this week? Big games in Week 14 shook up the AFC North, while in the NFC, the Packers have their sights set on a wild-card spot. NFL Insider Dan Graziano delivers this week's playoff predictions.

Sunday afternoon brought some clarity to the NFC playoff picture , with both the Panthers and Falcons winning and putting themselves in an excellent position to try and Specifically, the Giants and 49ers, both of whom were bounced from the playoffs during the early portion of the games on Sunday.

Week 15

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© USA TODAY File photo

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

One step closer to the end of the regular season. Without knowing the results of this week's games, a look at what appears to be the key matchups.

10. Chargers-Chiefs

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© USA TODAY File photo

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

FOX starts the week off with a great game. The AFC West stalwarts meet in Kansas City. Philip Rivers dueling Patrick Mahomes. The first matchup saw 680 yards and 7 TD passes between the heralded quarterbacks. Kansas City won that one, 38-28. Expect more yardage, more TD passes and higher scoring in this rematch.

9. Patriots-Steelers

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© File Photo File photo

Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

This game figures to weigh more for Pittsburgh, which could be looking to lock up the AFC North. The AFC East should be signed, sealed and delivered to Bill Belichick and the Pats. However, the game is always meaningful when you have Tom Brady dueling Ben Roethlisberger. The two have met in the playoffs before and could be doing it again … this year.

8. Eagles-Rams

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© Getty File photo

Jeff Gross/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles will either be playing for their postseason lives here or they will come in as spoilers. Imagine that, Week 15 and the defending Super Bowl champs could be in a spoiler role. The Rams, meanwhile, will be looking to protect home field in this game and for the playoff run. This is also a rematch of the 43-35 slobberknocker in 2017. Yes, that was the game that saw Carson Wentz lost for the season, which opened the road for the magic of Nick Foles.

AFC Playoff Picture heading into Week 13

AFC Playoff Picture heading into Week 13 Most of the AFC's divisions are wrapped up, but there will be an amazing race for the sixth-seed.

Week 15 provided a lot of clarity to the NFL postseason. We got a lot of clarity on Monday night with Atlanta's win in the NFC, but don't sleep on chaos taking hold in Week 16. Here's how the rest of the NFL playoff picture looks, as well as a snapshot of some games that could impact what it looks

2018-19 NFL playoff picture seeds and scenarios. See the NFL Playoffs standings and wild card game schedule if the season ended today. Only one club advances to the playoffs in any tie-breaking step. Remaining tied clubs revert to the first step of the applicable division or Wild-Card tie

Week 16

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© File Photo File photo

Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The penultimate week of the regular season. This features some great matchups that will be heavyweight battles. Strangely, the games this week are far stronger than the last week of the season.

7. Ravens-Chargers

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© Getty File photo

Getty Images

A Saturday slugfest between teams that could be trying to lock up either division crowns or wild-card berths depending on their success in the previous two weeks. The Chargers' stellar defense is certain to test Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore offense. Will be fascinating to see how the rookie from Louisville deals with Joey Bosa & Co.

6. Texans-Eagles

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© USA TODAY File photo

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

This one could again go two ways: Will the Eagles be battling to win the NFC East crown or will they have seen their playoff dreams erased earlier and come in as a potential spoiler for Houston's playoff seeding. The Texans actually could ride into Philly on an 11-game winning streak. Heady stuff for a team that started 0-3.

5. Steelers-Saints

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© Getty Getty

USAT

After battling Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger gets to face Drew Brees. The Saints figure to be playing for playoff position. Pittsburgh could be shooting for a AFC North championship or seeking to tighten up a hold on a wild-card spot. Either way, you can't lose watching Roethlisberger and Brees in an offensive fest.

Ravens players believe John Harbaugh will be gone, absent a playoff berth

Ravens players believe John Harbaugh will be gone, absent a playoff berth The Ravens picked up a much-needed win last weekend, and another one could be coming on Sunday against the Raiders. And if the Ravens don’t pick up enough wins to get to the playoffs (road games are looming against the Falcons, Chiefs, and Chargers), a change could indeed be coming at the head-coaching position. Per [more]

NFL playoff picture entering Week 16. Meanwhile, Jacksonville nails down first playoff berth in 10 years while New England, Minnesota win Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell (93) reacts while running onto the field prior to the game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field.

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Steve Gardner details which players to start and which to sit heading into this final week of the regular season for most fantasy football leagues . USA TODAY Sports.

4. Chiefs-Seahawks

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© File photo Getty

Getty Images

Another blockbuster matchup of quarterbacks as Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson go at it. This likely will set Seattle up for whether it gains a wild-card berth or goes home next week. The Chiefs could either be scrapping with the Chargers for AFC West supremacy or will be looking to gain home-field throughout the AFC playoff run.

Week 17

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© File Photo File photo

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The end comes for most teams, and some coaches as the carousel spins and like musical chairs some wind up out of work on the Monday after the regular season ends.

3. Bears-Vikings

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© File photo File photo

Getty Images

This one could be for the NFC North, or if the Vikings have been unable to keep up it could be for playoff positioning. Either way, should be an intriguing NFC North, black and blue battle.

2. Chargers-Broncos

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© File photo Getty

USAT

Denver has made its way into a possible wild-card contender. The Broncos lost a lot of close games and came on to upend the Chargers and Steelers. If Case Keenum and Co. can keep it going this game could have some meaning for them.

1. Eagles-Redskins

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture© USA TODAY File photo

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

If Philly has been able to run the gauntlet prior to the last week of the season, this NFC East matchup could set up as a big one. The Redskins are decimated by injuries and don't figure to be around the top of the division. However, they could play spoiler if the defending Super Bowl champs still have hopes of making it a repeat.

MORE:

Lakers have offered Lonzo Ball in a trade for John Wall

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma selected for College Football Playoff

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma selected for College Football Playoff Alabama and Clemson are once again on a potential collision course for a national title bout.

NFL playoff standings: Clinching scenarios for Week 15 . Aaron Rodgers wasn't enough in Packers return to get a win over the Panthers. With just a couple weeks left to play , there are intriguing wild card races in both conferences with several teams still in the mix and a few divisions that are still razor

But despite a whole 15 weeks of football , only three teams have clinched a playoff spot: the New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers. Therefore, the Colts have to lose a game in the final two games for the Jaguars to have a chance of getting into the playoffs via the AFC South.

Paul Finebaum, Cris Carter fuel speculation about Jim Harbaugh's return to the NFL

The Steelers should make an offer to WR Kelvin Benjamin

Eagles LB Kamu Grugier-Hill on the Cowboys: 'they always choke'

Aaron Rodgers on relationship with Mike McCarthy: 'We had a close-knit bond'

Related Slideshow: Best of the 2018-19 NFL Season (Provided by USA TODAY Sports)

15 games that will bring clarity to the NFL playoff picture

NFL playoff picture: Rams win NFC West, Seahawks jump Vikings.
The NFL playoff picture is finding more clarity with fewer than five weeks left in the regular season. Here is an updated look at the postseason seeding after the early games of Week 13.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!