NFL playoff picture 2017: Where teams stand in Week 12


Three games on Thanksgiving kicked Week 12 off, yet Sunday is the point at which the playoff race will truly have a shot for a shakeup.

Ten of the 12 groups that finished Week 11 in position for a playoff spot will play Sunday, however just the matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints pits two postseason groups against each other. No other diversion on the end of the week plan highlights two groups with winning records.

Thanksgiving dealt with the NFC picture a tad, however. With a prevail upon the Lions, the Vikings basically pummeled the entryway on the NFC North race, and a misfortune to the Chargers implied the Cowboys have no shot at a NFC East title. The win for Los Angeles puts the Chargers appropriate in the blend for a spot in the AFC Wild Card race.

Here’s the way things right now stand:

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-2)
New England Patriots (8-2)
Jacksonville Jaguars (7-3)
Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)
Tennessee Titans (6-4)
Baltimore Ravens (5-5)

In the hunt:
Buffalo Bills (5-5)
Los Angeles Chargers (5-6)
Miami Dolphins (4-6)
New York Jets (4-6)
Cincinnati Bengals (4-6)
Houston Texans (4-6)
Oakland Raiders (4-6)

Philadelphia Eagles (9-1)
Minnesota Vikings (9-2)
New Orleans Saints (8-2)
Los Angeles Rams (7-3)
Carolina Panthers (7-3)
Atlanta Falcons (6-4)

In the hunt:
Seattle Seahawks (6-4)
Detroit Lions (6-5)
Green Bay Packers (5-5)
Dallas Cowboys (5-6)
Washington (5-6)
Arizona Cardinals (4-6)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6)

With the Vikings as of now snatching a win, the Eagles can keep a hold of the best spot as long as the group stays away from a home surprise against the 3-7 Bears.

That conceivable doesn’t leave much open door for the Saints to climb, however a matchup with the 7-3 Rams has high stakes all its own. The victor will be in the best three of the NFC race, while the failure could drop into a disagreeable division race with the Panthers and Falcons nipping at the Saints’ foot rear areas, and the Rams attempting to hold off the Seahawks.

To keep things tight and remain at the highest point of a tight Wild Card race, the Falcons and Panthers need to traverse the Buccaneers and Jets, individually. The beat up Seahawks get a street amusement against the 1-9 49ers — an apparently simple matchup, yet one against a group that Seattle just beat 12-9 at home in Week 2.

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