NFL Playoff Predictions 2011: Picking Each Division Winner Plus Wild Cards

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NFL Playoff Predictions 2011: Picking Each Division Winner Plus Wild Cards
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The NFL playoff picture has not changed a whole lot from Week 7 to Week 8 with there being only a couple of upsets, but there are a few game results that may have altered the race some.

The biggest upset of Week 8 was the St. Louis Rams' dominant victory over the New Orleans Saints, 31-21.

This really means nothing for the Rams, because at 1-6 they are pretty much out of the playoff race. However, this loss could could be costly to the Saints, who are now 5-3 with the 4-3 Buccaneers and Falcons both on their tail in the NFC South.

Right now the NFC South is looking like it could get a wild card, but if the Saints drop a couple more games and fall below, they run the risk of missing the playoffs.

The other big game was the the Pittsburgh Steelers' win over the New England Patriots. The victory for the Steelers gave tied records to Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Cincinnati in the AFC North.

For New England, the loss put them even with Buffalo at 5-2 atop the AFC East.  

The other game that could be critical would be if the Kansas City Chiefs pull off the upset against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.

Right now the Chargers are atop the AFC West at 4-2, but a loss would put them tied with the Oakland Raiders at 4-3.

Now, onto the current playoff predictions.

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