In the NFC, there’s some more things that could potentially happen. The Green Bay Packers should make the playoffs no matter what. They still have one more match-up against the Bears, and could take the division with a win. Regardless, both the Bears and Packers will make the playoffs this year.
That leaves the Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, and Washington Redskins to battle for the one playoff position left.
I don’t think it will be either of the NFC East teams, as they both hold 5-6 records. The Seahawks are too unreliable with where they are playing. They simply can’t win away games. The Vikings showed a lot of weakness in their game against the Bears, and their only strong point seems to be star running back Adrian Peterson.
Then again the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an inconsistent defense, and the schedule ahead isn’t easy.
It’s really a toss-up between Tampa Bay and Seattle for me, but I’ll take Seattle with a slightly easier schedule. They play well enough to win close games, and should get three more wins. They have a better conference record than Tampa Bay, which may be the deciding factor in this race.
So Colts and Bengals for the AFC, with the Packers (possibly Bears) and Seahawks taking it for the NFC.
Are those picks right? Only time will tell.