As the NFL enters week 14, the playoff picture is beginning to take shape. Most of the teams at the top of the standings were expected to be there. The New England Patriots are just one game from clinching a playoff spot, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, and Baltimore Ravens are all likely to find a way into the post-season this year.
There have been some surprises in the AFC this year. The well-documented struggles of the Indianapolis Colts have left them at 6-6, not completely out of the playoff picture, but nowhere near the expectations of a Peyton Manning-led Colts team.
The Kansas City Chiefs have also surprised by taking the league by storm with their rushing attack featuring Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones. At 8-4, the Chiefs control their own destiny and can guarantee a playoff spot with two wins over San Diego and Oakland.
The NFC is somewhat more competitive this year. With eight teams at 7-5 or better, the NFC has looked like the more impressive conference this season. Aside from the Atlanta Falcons, no team seems exceptionally assured if a playoff spot.
Here are the week 14 NFL playoff predictions all the way to the Superbowl.