NFL Playoff Picture 2016: Week 9 Standings, Wild-Card Info and Super Bowl Odds

October 31, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2016 NFL season is at its virtual halfway point, and there isn't as much separation as some might have expected.
While the New England Patriots are obviously in great shape in the AFC East after their excellent start, including their 41-25 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, the rest of the NFL features highly contested battles in just about every divisional race.
Here is a look at the complete NFL standings through most of Week 9, heading into Monday's battle between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.
The Patriots are the big story through the first half of the season. Despite being without Tom Brady for the first four games, the team is flying high at 7-1 with the quarterback looking as good as ever.
Even Bills coach Rex Ryan has given up on a first-place finish, per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe:
"Winning the division, I think that's pretty much shot," the coach explained after the game, per Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News.
Although this doe...

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