Week 11: The NFL Playoff Picture

11/18/2021 Week 11: The NFL Playoff Picture

By: Jeff Yoder

Snapshot of the NFL Playoff Picture Before Week 11

With only eight weeks left in the NFL’s regular season, the playoff races are beginning to heat up. Ten weeks of football have brought us to a place of questions, answers and parity.  Nearly every NFC team except the Lions (0-8-1) is still alive in the playoff picture. The AFC goes about 12 deep in the hunt. There’s plenty to be determined down the stretch, so we’ll take a look at where they stand heading into the stretch run. Remember: 14 teams will make the playoffs under the new format, and the first 17-game season could provide drama with the extra week.

 

Fun Fact: 23 of the NFL’s 32 teams are separated by three games between a 6-3 or 3-6 record.

 

NFL Playoff Picture

 

NFC

1. Packers (8-2) | North

2. Cardinals (8-2) | West

3. Cowboys (7-2) | East

4. Buccaneers (6-3) | South

5. Rams (7-3) | Wild Card

6. Saints (5-4) | Wild Card

7. Panthers (5-5) | Wild Card

 

In the Hunt: Vikings (4-5), 49ers (4-5), Falcons (4-5), Eagles (4-6), Washington (3-6), Giants (3-6), Seahawks (3-6), Bears (3-6)

 

AFC

1. Titans (8-2) | South

2. Bills (6-3) | East

3. Ravens (6-3) | North

4. Chiefs (6-4) | West

5. Steelers (5-3-1) | Wild Card

6. Patriots (6-4) | East

7. Chargers (5-4) | West

 

In the Hunt: Bengals (5-4), Raiders (5-4), Colts (5-5), Browns (5-5), Broncos (5-5)

 

Thursday Night Football (Week 11)

Patriots at Falcons (8:20 pm ET)

 

Additional Storylines

NFL: 5 Underdogs Who Can Beat the Odds in Week 11

CBS Sports: NFL Week 11 Injury Report: Kyler Murray Trending Toward Return

B/R: 5 Dark-Horse NFL Teams Who Could Make Super Bowl Runs

 

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