I’m not sure what to make of a world where the Cincinnati Bengals are 5-0 and the AFC’s number one seed at the moment.
It’s like 1988 all over again and we’re forced to watch Bengals fullback Ickey Woods bludgeon opposing defenses to perform a dance transported out of the 1940s.
The AFC picture remains unmoved from a week ago. Meanwhile, there is some movement along the NFC side.
Here is a rundown of what the playoffs would look like if they started today.
#1 – Cincinnati Bengals (AFC North champion, bye)
#2 – Denver Broncos (AFC West champion, bye)
#3 – New England Patriots (AFC East champion)
#4 – Indianapolis Colts (AFC South champion)
#5 – New York Jets (Wild Card)
#6 – Buffalo Bills (Wild Card)
#1 – Atlanta Falcons (NFC South champion, bye)
#2 – Green Bay Packers (NFC North champion, bye)
#3 – Arizona Cardinals (NFC West champion)
#4 – New York Giants (NFC East champion)
#5 – Carolina Panthers (Wild Card)
#6 – Minnesota Vikings (Wild Card)
PROPOSED, FICTIONAL TV SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 @ 4:30PM – #6 Minnesota Vikings at #3 Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 @ 8:00PM – #5 New York Jets at #4 Indianapolis Colts (NBC)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 1:00PM – #6 Buffalo Bills at #3 New England Patriots (CBS)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 4:30PM – #5 Carolina Panthers at #4 New York Giants (FOX)
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF ROUND:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 @ 4:30PM – INDY/NYJ/BUF at #1 Cincinnati (NBC)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 @ 8PM – ARI/NYG/CAR at #2 Green Bay (FOX)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 @ 1PM – NYG/CAR/MIN at #1 Atlanta (FOX)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 @ 4:30PM – NE/INDY/NYJ at #2 Denver (CBS)
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