If Eli and the Giants keep this up, they’ll be watching the playoffs from their couches, just as I will.
#1 – Houston Texans (AFC South champion, bye)
#2 – New England Patriots (AFC East champion, bye)
#3 – Baltimore Ravens (AFC North champion)
#4 – Denver Broncos (AFC West champion)
#5 – Indianapolis Colts (Wild Card)
#6 – Pittsburgh Steelers (Wild Card)
#1 – Atlanta Falcons (NFC South champion, bye)
#2 – San Francisco 49ers (NFC West champion, bye)
#3 – Green Bay Packers (NFC North champion)
#4 – New York Giants (NFC East champion)
#5 – Chicago Bears (Wild Card)
#6 – Seattle Seahawks (Wild Card)
PROPOSED, FICTIONAL TV SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 @ 4:30PM – #6 Seattle Seahawks at #3 Green Bay Packers (NBC)*
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 @ 8:00PM – #5 Indianapolis Colts at #4 Denver Broncos (NBC)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 @ 1:00PM – #6 Pittsburgh Steelers at #3 Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 @ 4:30PM – #5 Chicago Bears at #4 New York Giants (FOX)
*Also known as the “Brad Nessler Game.”
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF ROUND:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 @ 4:30PM – DEN/IND/PITT at #1 Houston (CBS)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 @ 8PM – GB/NYG/CHI at #2 San Francisco (FOX)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 @ 1PM – NYG/CHI/SEA at #1 Atlanta (FOX)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 @ 4:30PM – BAL/DEN/IND at #2 New England (CBS)
Chaz Batch’s win over the Ravens shook up the 2-3-4 AFC setup. New England holds a three-way tiebreaker for now over the Broncos and Ravens due to their 8-1 conference record.
However, with home dates looming against the Texans and 49ers in the next two weeks, things could change drastically for New England.
Meanwhile, Baltimore’s loss to Pittsburgh could prove to be a crushing one. Their next four games are all against playoff contenders: at Washington, vs. Denver, vs. Giants, and at Cincinnati.
Your AFC two seed is likely to be either Denver or New England. Speaking of which, expect CBS executive to soon cross their fingers for another Peyton/Brady playoff showdown.
The NFC’s top six has been steady over the last few weeks but don’t be surprised if someone slips up.
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