NFL Playoffs 2016: Updated AFC, NFC Scenarios Before Monday Night Football

December 28, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was all good just a week ago.
The NFL playoff picture was pretty much set. There was no way the Pittsburgh Steelers were going to lose to the Baltimore Ravens, right? The New England Patriots weren't about to lose to the New York Jets, were they?
Yeah, about that. Topsy-turvy nonsense has officially made its way to the AFC. On the other hand, the NFC has its six teams. The only thing left to do is figure out who plays where.
Here's your updated NFL playoff picture, with a big-time Monday-night game being all that's left.
The Steelers Didn't Make It Easy
Pittsburgh went from controlling its own destiny to needing help.
Thanks to the Jets finding a way to beat New England, they're a win in Buffalo away from clinching a playoff berth in Todd Bowles' first season as a head coach.
Just think: A third of the league had a chance to have Bowles as their head coach before the Jets swooped him up, per Charley Casserly of the NFL Netwo...

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