NFL Week 12 is about the time of year when the playoff picture begins to take shape. Already we have seen the New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, and New York Jets win on Thanksgiving and emerge as favorites for playoff spots.
The divisional and wild card races this year are sure to be extremely heated. Every NFL division in both conferences has either a tie for the division lead or the top two teams are within one game of each other.
Some teams like the New England Patriots and New York Jets appear to have locked up spots. Others like the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts face steeper battles.
As Week 12 approaches, here are playoff projections for how the last six weeks will pan out: