With week 10 in the books, it's time to begin, however tentatively, mapping out potential playoff scenarios as the the postseason picture starts to take shape. Following a comeback win at home over the Vikings on Sunday to improve their record to 5-3-1, the Redskins are currently the 6th seed in the NFC. If the season were to end today, they would match up with the Atlanta Falcons in the Wild Card Round.
Presently the playoff picture in the NFC looks like this:
Over in the AFC:
Chin up Browns fans, it’s not over yet!
Following their loss to the Seahawks, the Patriots lose claim to the NFL’s best overall record, but still retain the top spot in the AFC standings. At 5-4, the Ravens are the only team in the AFC North that seems to have any interest in not losing the division, and as of now are slated to square off against the Texans who are in a similar position in the anemic AFC South. The AFC West is in the same situation as the NFC East, with three teams (Chiefs, Raiders, and Broncos) currently in the top six and battling for playoff berths.
Check back with us weekly for additional updates, and we will be sure to get a little deeper in the weeds with tie-breakers and clinching scenarios as the picture becomes clearer in the coming weeks.