NFL Standings 2015: Full League Outlook and AFC, NFC Playoff Predictions

December 17, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New England Patriots (11-2) helped themselves greatly in Week 14 when they pummeled the Houston Texans 27-6.
That victory allowed them to gain the No. 1 seed in the AFC, a notable jump considering they started the weekend as the No. 3 seed behind Cincinnati (10-3) and Denver (10-3).
However, both the Bengals and Broncos lost their Week 14 games—and the Bengals may have lost a lot more, considering quarterback Andy Dalton broke his thumb in that game, per ESPN's Ed Werder. That forces Cincinnati to go with untested quarterback AJ McCarron:
#Bengals players expecting QB Andy Dalton to be out 4-6 weeks. First-round #NFL playoffs are 4 weeks from date Dalton fractured thumb
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) December 16, 2015 Speaking of quarterbacks, Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak is sticking with Brock Osweiler this week when the Broncos go to Pittsburgh, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Peyton Manning is looming, and no determination has been ma...

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