NFL Playoff Picture Week 14: Latest AFC, NFC Standings and Bracket Scenarios

December 10, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL playoff picture is starting to take shape, and the NFC may be a bit more clear-cut than the AFC with four weeks to go in the season.
The Carolina Panthers are fairly secure as the No. 1 seed in the NFC with their 12-0 record. Not only are they sitting atop the NFL standings, but they have a good chance of going 16-0 based on a favorable schedule. The Panthers have two games remaining with the slumping Atlanta Falcons and one game each with the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Arizona Cardinals appear to have a good chance at the No. 2 seed with their 10-2 record. They hold a three-game lead over the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West, and they are also two games ahead of the Green Bay Packers (8-4). Finishing as the No. 2 seed would give the Cardinals a bye in the NFC Wild Card Round of the postseason.
Green Bay has a tiebreaker edge over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North, and that division winner will not receive a bye unless the Cardinals slump ...

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