NFL Playoffs 2016: Predictions for AFC, NFC Seeds and Matchups Before Week 17

January 2, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After weeks of countless hypotheticals, the NFL postseason field will finally come into focus with the conclusion of Sunday's Week 17 games.
The six playoff openings in the NFC are filled, while only two remain in the AFC. Only the Washington Redskins and the NFC South champion are assured of their seeding at this point, though. The standings may look a bit different come Monday.
Here's a look at the NFL playoff picture with one more week remaining:
Playoff Seed Predictions
Analysis Both the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers are in somewhat tricky positions. Ideally, they would be able to rest a few of their starters in Week 17 ahead of the postseason, but they still have work to do in order to secure the top seeds in their respective conferences.
For New England, health concerns are particularly pressing because the team has lost wide receiver after wide receiver, with a number of defensive players banged up as well....

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