NFL Playoff Picture

As we approach mid-December, the NFL season is approaching the end of the regular season. With it comes the start of the post-season on the road to Super Bowl XLVIII. The teams are all now fighting for a spot in the playoffs, including many of the teams that students here at APB follow. Teams like the New England Patriots, the San Francisco 49ers, the New Orleans Saints, among others.

However, local teams are not doing so well in the playoff hunt. Teams like the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers don’t have too many chances to get in the playoffs, mainly due to the two superpowers in their division, the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs.

AFC West Team W L T  Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
y- Denver Broncos 11 3 0 .786 535 372 163 68 7-1 4-2 4-1 .800 7-3 .700 4-0 1L 3-2
y- Kansas City Chiefs 11 3 0 .786 399 255 144 48 5-2 6-1 2-3 .400 7-3 .700 4-0 2W 2-3
San Diego Chargers 7 7 0 .500 343 311 32 37 3-3 4-4 2-2 .500 4-6 .400 3-1 2W 3-2
Oakland Raiders 4 10 0 .286 295 393 -98 34 3-4 1-6 1-3 .250 4-6 .400 0-4 4L 1-4

The San Francisco 49ers, the other California team, is faring better in their division, the NFC West. Although not too close to L.A., it is the next closest team.  Although they aren’t division leaders, they seem to be set for the playoffs.

NFC West Team W L T  Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
y- Seattle Seahawks 12 2 0 .857 380 205 175 41 6-0 6-2 3-1 .750 9-1 .900 3-1 1W 4-1
San Francisco 49ers 10 4 0 .714 349 228 121 38 5-2 5-2 4-1 .800 7-3 .700 3-1 4W 4-1
Arizona Cardinals 9 5 0 .643 342 291 51 38 6-1 3-4 1-3 .250 5-5 .500 4-0 2W 4-1
St. Louis Rams 6 8 0 .429 316 324 -8 35 4-3 2-5 1-4 .200 3-7 .300 3-1 1W 3-2

Other teams that seem to be popular among APB students include the New England Patriots.  Their playoff chances are very high, as they are the sole leaders of their division and their aren’t too many chances of the Dolphins or the Jets catching up. Steven Martinez, a senior here at APB, said, “The Patriots are going to beat the Broncos and make it to the Super Bowl where they will meet either the Seahawks or the 49ers”. Steven and the rest of the Pats fans seem pretty confident in their team’s ability.

AFC East Team W L T  Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
New England Patriots 10 4 0 .714 369 311 58 39 7-0 3-4 3-2 .600 7-3 .700 3-1 1L 3-2
Miami Dolphins 8 6 0 .571 310 296 14 33 4-3 4-3 2-2 .500 7-3 .700 1-3 3W 4-1
New York Jets 6 8 0 .429 246 367 -121 22 5-2 1-6 2-3 .400 3-7 .300 3-1 1L 1-4
Buffalo Bills 5 9 0 .357 300 354 -54 31 3-4 2-5 2-2 .500 4-6 .400 1-3 1W 2-3

Their is even a fan of the Cincinatti Bengals at APB: English teacher Mr. Villagomez.  “This is their year! They’re  just a damn right powerhouse. Behind the leadership of Marvin Lewis its hard not to win. He turned this organization around. Red rocket Andy Dalton, I trust him high and center . We have the Law Firm’s veteran leadership as well as A.J.’s Greens high hands one of the two top receivers in the NFL.”

AFC North Team W L T  Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
Cincinnati Bengals 9 5 0 .643 354 274 80 44 6-0 3-5 2-3 .400 7-4 .636 2-1 1L 3-2
Baltimore Ravens 8 6 0 .571 296 277 19 27 6-1 2-5 3-2 .600 6-4 .600 2-2 4W 4-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 8 0 .429 321 332 -11 34 4-3 2-5 3-2 .600 5-6 .455 1-2 1W 3-2
Cleveland Browns 4 10 0 .286 288 362 -74 33 3-5 1-5 2-3 .400 3-7 .300 1-3 5L 0-5

The NFC North is still up for grabs, with the Lions being close to elimination after last Monday’s loss to the Ravens. APB physics and robotics teacher, Mr. Rice commented on the chances his Chicago Bears of making it far this season. “We just have to beat the Eagles and the Packers. Aaron Rodgers might be a problem, but right now we just have to take it one week at a time. It is our destiny to fulfill” he said.  The Bears are divisional leaders for now.

NFC North Team W L T  Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
Chicago Bears 8 6 0 .571 406 391 15 47 5-2 3-4 2-3 .400 4-6 .400 4-0 2W 3-2
Green Bay Packers 7 6 1 .536 353 362 -9 38 4-2-1 3-4 2-2-1 .500 5-5-1 .500 2-1 2W 2-2-1
Detroit Lions 7 7 0 .500 362 339 23 45 4-3 3-4 4-1 .800 6-4 .600 1-3 2L 1-4
Minnesota Vikings 4 9 1 .321 363 425 -62 41 4-3 0-6-1 1-3-1 .300 3-7-1 .318 1-2 1W 2-2-1

For anybody interested in other teams, here are the rest of the standings:

AFC South Team W L T  Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
z- Indianapolis Colts 9 5 0 .643 338 319 19 35 5-2 4-3 5-0 1.000 7-3 .700 2-2 1W 3-2
Tennessee Titans 5 9 0 .357 326 355 -29 38 2-5 3-4 0-4 .000 4-6 .400 1-3 3L 1-4
Jacksonville Jaguars 4 10 0 .286 221 399 -178 22 1-6 3-4 3-1 .750 4-6 .400 0-4 1L 3-2
Houston Texans 2 12 0 .143 253 375 -122 26 1-6 1-6 1-4 .200 2-8 .200 0-4 12L 0-5

 

NFC East Team W L T  Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
Philadelphia Eagles 8 6 0 .571 364 349 15 43 3-4 5-2 3-2 .600 7-3 .700 1-3 1L 4-1
Dallas Cowboys 7 7 0 .500 393 385 8 46 5-2 2-5 4-0 1.000 6-4 .600 1-3 2L 2-3
New York Giants 5 9 0 .357 251 357 -106 28 3-4 2-5 2-3 .400 4-6 .400 1-3 2L 2-3
Washington Redskins 3 11 0 .214 305 434 -129 37 2-5 1-6 0-4 .000 1-9 .100 2-2 6L 0-5

 

NFC South Team W L T  Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
New Orleans Saints 10 4 0 .714 359 270 89 42 7-0 3-4 4-0 1.000 8-2 .800 2-2 1L 3-2
Carolina Panthers 10 4 0 .714 328 208 120 37 6-1 4-3 3-1 .750 7-3 .700 3-1 1W 4-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 10 0 .286 258 324 -66 28 3-5 1-5 1-4 .200 2-8 .200 2-2 1L 3-2
Atlanta Falcons 4 10 0 .286 309 388 -79 35 3-4 1-6 1-4 .200 3-7 .300 1-3 1W 2-3

*Tables are from NFL.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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