NFL Playoff Scenarios: 12 Teams Who Will Vie for a Wild Card Spot

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NFL Playoff Scenarios: 12 Teams Who Will Vie for a Wild Card Spot
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The defending champs might need a Wild card invite this year.

The NFL Playoffs are getting down to the nitty gritty with five games left to go. Almost all of the best teams in the NFL are facing big games down the stretch that will affect their seeding on the journey to this year's Super Bowl in Dallas, TX.

If you're in the AFC West or South or the NFC West you best win your division if you want to make the playoffs. Otherwise they're won't be any room at the inn.

The fact is there are going to be some very good teams going on the road the first week of the playoffs this year.

It is possible a team with the best record in the entire NFL, say the Jets or the Patriots if they end up tied atop the AFC East, will be playing as a Wild Card that first week. Meanwhile the NFC West may give the NFL their first sub-.500 playoff team. Won't that be an interesting development. 

With that in mind, let us take a look at 12 teams still in the Wild Card hunt in each league. 

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