Updated NFL Playoff Odds for Every Team After Week 6

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Updated NFL Playoff Odds for Every Team After Week 6
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To say that the first six weeks of the 2012 NFL regular season has been surprising would be a gross understatement. The Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers possess a combined six wins after winning 40 games last season. 

Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts have combined for 10 wins. I am not sure anyone really saw this coming. If you did, please email me immediately so we can get down to brass tacks. I am sure to offer 20 percent commission. 

As it is, most NFL teams have played six games, which represents about 38 percent of their 2012 season. We already have a good gauge as to which teams will be playing in January and which ones will be sitting at home in their sharp new Nike cuddlies. 

So, let's take a look. 

Remember, the algorithm is pretty simple here. Odds of teams in each conference will add up to 600 percent, representing the six playoff teams. If the NFC West has a 180 percent total after adding the four teams, it means I am giving that division an 80 percent chance of having a wild-card team. 

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