NFL Pretenders and Contenders Heading into Week 15

Aaron NaglerNFL National Lead WriterDecember 10, 2012

The playoff races in both conferences are tightening up. Three games remain for teams to make a move, and there are multiple scenarios that could play out over the coming weeks. 

Thankfully for you, dear NFL fans everywhere, Josh Zerkle and I are here to give you our takes on the teams that reside on the fringe of the playoff conversation. We take a look at eight teams that could either play their way into the playoffs and make some postseason noise or fizzle out and be home watching the playoffs on their sofas. 

Obviously, Josh and I disagree on a few of the scenarios we see playing out, and that's half the fun. Let us know in the comments below where you agree and disagree with our takes and tell us why. There's always a surprise team or two that get hot toward the end of the year and sneak in. Who will it be in 2012? Let us know!