As Week 9 comes to a close and Week 10 appears on the horizon, the time to check the potential playoff scenarios is well in swing.
If I were to tell you in the preseason that the Cincinnati Bengals would be the best team in the AFC this late into the year, would you believe me? What about a San Francisco 49ers team that’s exceeded expectations by miles? And how about the fact the Indianapolis Colts are 0-9 and have no chance to contend for a Super Bowl?
The National Football League has a funny way of stirring up entertainment.
These standings are current as of Tuesday, Nov. 8. Nearly every team has served its bye week, but there are still two weeks of byes remaining. Accordingly, some teams have played more games than others, so the records may not match in total games.
Tiebreakers are also used in this current scenario (head-to-head wins, conference victories, division record, etc.).
So what if the NFL playoffs were to start tomorrow? What would Wild Card weekend look like and who would be enjoying January from the golf course?
Here’s where the playoffs stand at this very moment: