2010 NFL Playoff Scenarios: Projecting Matchups if the Season Ended Today

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2010 NFL Playoff Scenarios: Projecting Matchups if the Season Ended Today
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Week 12 of the NFL will end with one of the uglier Monday Night games we have seen in a long time, with the 3-7 San Francisco 49ers going to play the 3-7 Arizona Cardinals.

With the year almost three-fourths of the way over, it is time to start looking at the potential playoff games that will happen. These projections are still relatively early given the fickle nature of the NFL.

So a lot of the current matchups will likely not be the same ones that actually happen.

Here are the current playoff teams in both conferences right now:

NFC

Philadelphia wins the East.

Chicago wins the North and first-round bye.

Atlanta wins the South and first-round bye.

St. Louis wins the West (because league rules say someone has to go to the playoffs from that division).

New Orleans & New York Giants earn the two wild-card spots.

AFC

New York Jets win the East and first-round bye.

Baltimore wins the North and first-round bye.

Jacksonville wins the South.

Kansas City wins the West.

New England & Pittsburgh earn the two wild-card spots.

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