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If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 11

Coming up on Thanksgiving, races are still tight. Four teams in the AFC are only half a game behind the last Wildcard spot, for example. The Seahawks and 49ers are still hassling the NFC. Even the 2-8 Buccaneers are just two games away from their division’s lead. Other than the conference leading Pats and Cardinals, […]

Vince Wilfork Out for Season With Torn Achilles

The Patriots just cannot catch a break this season. On Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons, New England’s star defensive tackle, Vince Wilfork, suffered a torn Achilles in his right foot and will likely be out for the rest of the season. Despite a 4-0 start, the Patriots season has been plagued by injuries, especially […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 16

Just one week remains in the season. And while the AFC field is set (with the division winners’ seedings still to be determined), the NFC still has a bit to be determined. Just four spots have been claimed in the NFC, just two of those divisions. The NFC East race remains the most exciting scenario, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 15

Just two games remain for each NFL team. Seven teams have clinched spots so far, five of them division leaders. Both Wildcard races are still filled with suspense, especially in the NFC, where five teams in two divisions are 8-6. The playoff picture is starting to take shape, but plenty could still be overthrown in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 14

Just three games remain for each team, and the season is only getting better. Both #1 seeds took a step back, further empowering those teams chasing them. The Wildcard spots are still very much up for grabs, as are plenty of the divisions. Only four spots have been locked up so far (three of them […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 13

Just a month remains in the season, and things are still as close as ever. The race for #2 in the AFC is a three-way dead heat. Many teams are chasing the NFC’s second wildcard spot. Only three of eight divisions and four of twelve playoff spots have been wrapped up. Injuries are really starting […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 12

Just over a month remains in the season, and it’s still an entertaining battleground. The weakened Steelers are making for a great Wildcard race in the AFC, while the Pats and Broncos are both challenging for a bye. The Wildcard race in the NFC is even more of a frenzy; even the Redskins are making […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 11

Just a month and a half remain in the NFL season, and things just keep getting better. The Giants and Bears are slipping. The Cowboys, Saints and Buccaneers are climbing back into the race. More key injuries are occurring, with Ben Roethlisberger and Rob Gronkowski leaving the Steelers and Patriots respectively, quite possibly for some […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 10

Ten weeks into the season, and there are finally no unbeatens remaining. Yes, the Falcons finally lost, but it was still a great game. Houston helped them out by handing Chicago a loss, but that wasn’t a shameful loss either. As if there wasn’t enough action so far, things are only picking up, so let’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 9

Nine weeks into the season, many teams still have legitimate chances of making waves. The Vikings are down, the Steelers are up and the Falcons are still (barely) unbeaten. Three AFC divisions are only led by a game, so not only are the Wildcard slots up for grabs, the seeding overall is still chaotic. In […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 8

We’re halfway through the season for many teams, and many divisions are starting to open up. The Wildcard races are still pretty interesting, being continually shaken up with new teams. Some teams are in a tailspin, while others are picking up steam. In the ever volatile season we’re seeing so far, let’s look at what […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 7

Seven weeks into the season, and there’s still no shortage of dramatic games. The Patriots barely avoided another upset. So did the Giants, for that matter. Houston took command of the AFC. San Francisco took over their division. The Wildcard situation, tight as it is, makes for a constantly shifting group of teams. With everything […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 6

Six weeks into the season, many teams are finding it difficult to pull ahead in their divisions. The juggernauts of Baltimore, Houston and Atlanta are the only ones to lead their divisions by more than one game. The AFC East is in a four-way tie, and the NFC West is in a three-way lead, with […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 5

After Week 5, there have been plenty of highlights. The Saints finally won. The Cardinals finally lost. The AFC North is once again a power division. All NFC West teams are somehow above .500. Everyone except the Browns has won. Everyone except the Texans and Falcons has lost. The standings are undergoing changes, so let’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 4

And just like that, a quarter of the NFL season is already behind us. That pesky lockout of the officials ended in time for Week 4. Not a moment too soon for everyone, but even after the regular refs were back, the Packers had trouble getting a break against the Saints. It a big surprise […]