NFL Playoff Odds 2016: Latest Spreads and Wild-Card Picks Before Week 17

December 31, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you'll allow a firm contradiction, the NFL's playoff picture is at the same time clear and entirely up in the air. Of the 12 playoff spots, 10 are filled and another will be clinched by the Houston Texans barring an anomaly of historic proportions this weekend.
At the same time, basically nothing is decided from a seeding perspective. Washington and Houston are going to wind up being their respective conference's No. 4 seed because that's what happens when you win a division when barely reaching .500. Otherwise, everything ranging from home-field advantage in both conferences to multiple division crowns will be on the line Sunday.
The Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers can probably breathe easiest. Regardless of what happens, they will be sitting at home next week comfortably. The Panthers and Patriots can clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with wins against low-level competition, tasks they failed to accomplish in Week 16. ...

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