Heading into Week 14, the NFL playoff picture remains muddled with only one division leader currently holding more than a one-game advantage. Numerous huge games are on the Week 14 slate and things will begin to clear up as we head into Week 15

AFC

After gaining a full head of steam heading into December, the Chargers are suddenly in a do or die situation Sunday.

East leader- New England Patriots, 10-2 (1 seed)

North leader- Pittsburgh Steelers, 9-3 (2 seed)

South leader- Jacksonville Jaguars, 7-5 (4 seed)

West leader- Kansas City Chiefs, 8-4 (3 seed)

Wildcard 1(1 game back in East)– N.Y. Jets, 9-3 (5 seed)

Wildcard 2(1 game back in North)– Baltimore Ravens, 8-4 (6 seed)

1 game back in South- Indianapolis Colts (6-6)

2 games back in South- Tennessee Titans (5-7), Houston Texans (5-7)

2 games back in West– San Diego Chargers (6-6), Oakland Raiders (6-6)

Clinging to life– Miami Dolphins (6-6)

Key Week 14 games– Colts at Titans (Thursday), Raiders at Jaguars, Dolphins at Jets, Chiefs at Chargers, Ravens at Texans (Monday)

Thoughts- Several AFC teams are fighting for their playoff lives this week. The Titans, Texans, Dolphins, and Chargers can be all but eliminated from playoff talks should they lose.

NFC

Sam Bradford and the surprising Rams are seeking their first signature win against the Saints Sunday.

East leader– Philadelphia Eagles, 8-4 (3 seed)

North leader– Chicago Bears, 9-3 (2 seed)

South leader– Atlanta Falcons, 10-2 (1 seed)

West leader– St. Louis Rams, 6-6 (4 seed)

Wildcard 1 (1 game back in South)– New Orleans Saints, 9-3 (5 seed)

Wildcard 2 (Tiebreak loser in East)– N.Y Giants, 8-4 (6 seed)

West tiebreak loser- Seattle Seahawks (6-6)

Wildcard tiebreak loser (1 game back in North)– Green Bay Packers (8-4)

2 games back in West– San Francisco 49ers (4-8)

Key Week 14 games– Seahawks at 49ers, Rams at Saints

Thoughts- The top six teams in the NFC will likely battle for playoff spots till the end. Hopefully the Seahawks put the 49ers out of their misery Sunday.

 

 

 

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