Let’s be optimistic for a second. With 25 teams sporting at least four victories, there are still a ton of NFL squads out there in the playoff hunt.
Now let’s be pessimistic from here on out.
Each one of these teams faces a unique nightmare scenario they should hope and pray will never materialize the rest of the season. If these situations come to fruition and rear their ugly heads, it will spell disaster.
Here’s the worst case scenario each contender must avoid as the 2012 playoff picture starts to take shape.