NFL: Breaking Down the Playoff Races with 5 Weeks Left

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NFL: Breaking Down the Playoff Races with 5 Weeks Left
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Week 12 of the NFL season is over with the exception of the Monday night game between the Cardinals and 49ers. That leaves only five weeks in the regular season, and another wild finish is coming up.

No teams are running away with divisions, and a lot of teams can still get in as Wild Card participants.

The three teams who entered the week at 8-2 all won to stay atop the NFL standings, but what happened to some other contenders?

Did any teams improve their playoff chances? Which teams lost an opportunity this week?

Here's a breakdown of the NFL playoff race as the season winds down.

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