Since returning from his four-game suspension, Tom Brady has been on fire. The four-time Super Bowl winner leads the NFL with a 133.9 passer rating.
He has thrown 12 touchdown passes and has yet to thrown an interception. We already knew he was excellent but he is already a lead candidate for MVP.
Brady’s Pats lead the AFC while the Dallas Cowboys are the NFC’s top seed at the moment. Yet, a few things to take stock of after last Sunday’s action.
- The Vikings have lost two straight and look like they are ready for a plunge.
- Remember the New York Giants? For the moment, they are the NFC’s #6 seed.
- I’ll be a little surprised if the current six AFC teams are somehow disrupted.
#1 – New England Patriots (AFC East champion, bye)
#2 – Oakland Raiders (AFC West champion, bye)
#3 – Houston Texans (AFC South champion)
#4 – Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC North champion)
#5 – Kansas City Chiefs (Wild Card)
#6 – Denver Broncos (Wild Card)
#1 – Dallas Cowboys (NFC East champion, bye)
#2 – Minnesota Vikings (NFC North champion, bye)
#3 – Seattle Seahawks (NFC West champion)
#4 – Atlanta Falcons (NFC South champion)
#5 – Green Bay Packers (Wild Card)
#6 – New York Giants (Wild Card)
PROPOSED, FICTIONAL TV SCHEDULE
WILD CARD ROUND:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 @ 4:30PM – #5 Kansas City Chiefs at #4 Houston Texans (NBC)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 @ 8:00PM – #6 New York Giants at #3 Seattle Seahawks (NBC)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 @ 1:00PM – #5 Green Bay Packers at #4 Atlanta Falcons (FOX)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 @ 4:30PM – #5 Kansas City Chiefs at #4 Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF ROUND:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 @ 4:30PM – SEA/ATL/GB at #2 Minnesota Vikings (NBC)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 @ 8PM – HOU/PIT/KC at #2 Oakland Raiders (CBS)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 @ 1PM – ATL/GB/NYG at #1 Dallas Cowboys (FOX)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 @ 4:30PM – PIT/KC/DEN at #1 New England Patriots (CBS)
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