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Hogs Haven

What are the odds? The NFC East will send at least 3 teams to the playoffs

Looking at the division’s odds as Washington enters their bye week. The Washington Commanders were 7-5 coming into Week 12, and were 2-point road favorites against the New York Giants. Washington got out to a 10-0 lead with the help of a Daniel Jones fumble on the first drive, then a Terry McLaurin TD on Washington’s second drive. The Giants then outscored them 20-3, before the Commanders scored the tying touchdown in the 4th quarter to take it to overtime. The game ended in a 20-20 tie, and didn’t answer the question of which team is going to the playoffs. The Seattle...

12th Man Rising

How Seahawks have clear path to playoffs after Week 13 victory

Coming into Week 13 Seattle was on an unfortunate slide, losing two straight and looking like a shell of their previously established identity. Combined over that two-game skid the Seahawks were outrun by the opposing team 444 yards to just 104 by Seattle. Knowing how imperative it is for the Seahawks to play fundamentally sound […] How Seahawks have clear path to playoffs after Week 13 victory - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - Seattle Seahawks News and Fan Community


Raiders overreactions: Just make the playoffs, baby after Week 13 win vs. Chargers

The Las Vegas Raiders Week 13 win over their AFC West rival Los Angeles Chargers makes it three-straight wins for the once-left-for-dead Silver and Black. Now that the team is streaking, it’s time for some Raiders overreactions, baby! Davante Adams is the best wide receiver in the NFL, Josh Jacobs is the MVP, and the […] The post Raiders overreactions: Just make the playoffs, baby after Week 13 win vs. Chargers appeared first on ClutchPoints.


3 Chargers most to blame after Week 13 loss vs. Raiders

The Los Angeles Chargers haven’t had the 2022 season they were hoping to have, but they still had a great shot at making the playoffs heading into Week 13. After their 27-20 loss at the hands of the Las Vegas Raiders, though, those playoff chances have taken a huge hit heading into the final five […] The post 3 Chargers most to blame after Week 13 loss vs. Raiders appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Field Gulls

Snap Reactions: Seahawks victorious while playing almost exclusively nickel

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The Seattle Seahawks were able to move up in the NFC standings in their Week 13 win over the Los Angeles Rams, climbing into the seventh seed in the conference, which would put them in the playoffs if the season were to end today. There is, of course, another month of games left to be played, though, and the snap counts on both the offense and defense may shed some light on where some members of the Hawks rookie class stand going forward. On the offensive side of the ball the bookend rookie tackles Abe Lucas and Charles Cross again...

Behind the Steel Curtain

AFC Playoff Picture: Updating the rankings heading into Week 14

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Taking a look at the latest AFC Playoff Picture heading into Week 14. It is hard to believe, but the NFL regular season is winding down. With only 5 weeks left in the regular season, it is time to start looking ahead to the postseason. In other words, taking a look at the latest AFC Playoff Picture. For some of the teams listed below the word playoffs is not just foreign, but also something which is nothing more than a pipe dream. Nonetheless, until that asterisk resides next to their favorite team’s name, signifying mathematical elimination from...

Silver And Black Pride

Silver Minings: Week 13 AFC Wild Card standings

Chandler Jones, Clelin Ferrell | Photo by Steve Marcus/ Playoffs?!?!?!?! For the second year in a row, after everyone counted the Las Vegas Raiders out, they’ve managed to go on a run with their third consecutive win against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 13. So, as promised, we’ll shift away from the NFL Draft and back to the AFC playoff picture with the Raiders moving to 5-7. AFC Wild Card Standings: 5. Cincinnati Bengals 8-5 (3 games ahead of LV) 6. Miami Dolphins 8-5 (3 GA) 7. New York Jets 7-5 (2 GA) 8. New England Patriots 6-6 (1 GA) 9. Los Angles Chargers...

Bolts From The Blue

Chargers Daily Links: Day After Open Thread

Photo by Chris Unger/ Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. Good morning, Chargers fans! We all knew yesterday’s game against the Raiders wasn’t going to be a cake walk. The Chargers offensive line was starting three backups, including a rookie and a second-year undrafted free agent. That allowed the Raiders’ pass rush to tee off from the jump and it made for an uncomfortable pocket experience for Justin Herbert all game long. At 6-6, the team’s chances at the playoffs has surely taken a hit, but they’re certainly not out of the race...

Pride Of Detroit

Draft order update: Lions continue to benefit from Rams’ woes

Photo by Harry How/ The Detroit Lions keep winning, but their top 2023 NFL Draft pick continues to trend toward top-five. It wasn’t a great day for our Week 13 Rooting Guide. When it comes to the playoff race, the Detroit Lions only got a single game in their favor. You may think, then, that the rooting guide must have had a pretty good day when it came to the Lions’ race for a top-three pick, since oftentimes playoffs vs. draft picks are on opposite sides of the coin. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case on Sunday. Of the seven preferred outcomes to maximize the...


Diontae Johnson shares bold Steelers plan after taking down Falcons

There is no quit in the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their hopes to make the 2022 NFL playoffs might be dim, but they’re mathematically still in contention to join the postseason fray. For Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson, the goal is to win all the games remaining on his team’s schedule in the regular season (h/t Matt […] The post Diontae Johnson shares bold Steelers plan after taking down Falcons appeared first on ClutchPoints.


Mike White among Jets most to blame after Week 13 loss to Vikings

If the New York Jets fail to make the playoffs this season, they will look back to their Week 13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings with supreme frustration. They did a lot of things well and showed tremendous resolve but couldn’t overcome an inability to make the big play on both sides of the ball […] The post Mike White among Jets most to blame after Week 13 loss to Vikings appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pride Of Detroit

‘Sunday Night Football’ open thread: Colts at Cowboys

Photo by Wesley Hitt/ Can Dallas maintain their winning ways, or will Indianapolis get back in the win column? It looks like an obvious outcome in this “Sunday Night Football” matchup, but anything can happen on prime time. The Dallas Cowboys are following up their 2021 campaign in style, notching themselves a 8-3 record and a likely berth in the playoffs. The Cowboys have looked like one of the more impressive teams in the NFC, but thanks to the Philadelphia Eagles riding high, the Cowboys are merely in line for a Wild Card spot. Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott...

Revenge of the Birds

Mock Draft Monday: Arizona Cardinals get offensive lineman in newest 2023 NFL Mock Draft

Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Happy Mock Draft Monday one and all. With the Arizona Cardinals sitting at 4-8, despite being able to still make the playoffs, it is more important we prepare for the disappointment of the end of this season. So, we are going to look at the mock drafts as they go, but for now we will continue to use NFL Mock Draft Database and their consensus mock drafts. Houston Texans - Bryce Young, QB - Alabama Chicago Bears - Will Anderson Jr., Edge - Alabama Seattle Seahawks - Jalen Carter, DL - Georgia Detroit Lions - C.J. Stroud,...

Hogs Haven

The Washington Commanders vs New York Giants Week 15 game gets flexed to Sunday Night Football

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Sunday Night Football! The Washington Commanders are coming off their first tie game since 2015. Their 20-20 tie with the Giants puts them at 7-5-1 for the season, and the Giants are now 7-4-1. Both teams are likely fighting for the same spot in the playoffs, unless either the Seahawks or 49ers lose out the rest of the year. Washington now enters their bye week, where they will prepare for a rematch against New York at FedEx Field. The NFL has a flexible schedule in Week 15, and and had three Saturday night football slots to fill. They also had...

Revenge of the Birds

Arizona Cardinals fall to eighth pick in 2023 NFL Draft over bye week

Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via The 2023 NFL Draft is the focus until things change over the last five games of the 2022 NFL season. The Arizona Cardinals entered the weekend picking seventh and left the weekend with the eighth pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. That is because the Jacksonville Jaguars were beat down by the Detroit Lions and now pick seventh overall while the Arizona Cardinals sit with the eighth pick. Here is what the top 18 looks like, the teams outside of the playoffs looking in. Houston Texans (1-10-1) Chicago Bears (3-10) Seattle Seahawks via...

Pride Of Detroit

Opening odds: Detroit Lions slight underdogs vs. Minnesota Vikings

Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via The Detroit Lions open Week 14 as slight home underdogs to the Minnesota Vikings. In Week 14, the Detroit Lions will host the division-leading Minnesota Vikings who are 10-2 on the season and will have a chance to secure themselves a spot in the Playoffs if they leave Detroit with a win. But securing that win won't be as easy as the season records indicate, as the good folks over at DraftKings Sportsbook have set the opening betting line at Detroit +1, predicting a close game. The Lions are just 5-7 on the season but they are one of the...

Big Blue View

Giants vs. Commanders flexed to Sunday Night Football in Week 15

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Critical game will get national stage The critical Week 15 game between the New York Giants and Washington Commanders, which may ultimately determine which of the two teams reaches the NFC playoffs, has been flexed to Sunday Night Football on Dec. 18. The game had been listed as a possibility for Saturday the 17th or Sunday the 18th all season. Adam Schefter has now reported that the Giants and Commanders will play in the Sunday night slot on NBC. The 7-4-1 Giants and 7-5-1 Commanders played to a 20-20 tie Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The...

Arrowhead Pride

Chiefs vs. Bengals Instabreakdown: Pressure on Mahomes, but none on Burrow

Sam Greene-USA TODAY Sports Cincinnati topped Kansas City for a third straight game. Final Score: Cincinnati Bengals 27, Kansas City Chiefs 24 The Chiefs no longer hold the top seed in the AFC playoffs following Sunday’s road loss in Cincinnati. The Chiefs still top the AFC West, but will need some help to regain possession of the postseason’s top seed. Offense (Talon Graff) The Kansas City offensive line had a long day against the Cincinnati defensive front, allowing two sacks on the day. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes was forced to scramble on multiple plays due...

NFL Spin Zone

Do the Pittsburgh Steelers still have a run in them?

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to reach the playoffs for the third straight. Could a suddenly-rejuvenated ground attack be the key to a strong finish? It has been a very down year in the Steel City. Mike Tomlin’s club owns a 4-7 mark in 11 games. That’s as many losses as the Pittsburgh Steelers had a […] Do the Pittsburgh Steelers still have a run in them? - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Daily Norseman

Vikings NFC North division title temporarily delayed

Photo by Adam Bettcher/ But it’s coming eventually The Minnesota Vikings, once again, pulled out a thrilling one-score victory on Sunday afternoon, defeating the New York Jets by a score of 27-22 at U.S. Bank Stadium. However, they didn’t get the help they needed to punch their tickets to the NFC playoffs. The Detroit Lions throttled the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 40-14 at Ford Field, denying the Vikings the other part of the equation that they needed to wrap up a playoff berth in Week 13. With the Vikings winning, however, their “magic number” for...

Gang Green Nation

Vikings 27 Jets 22: Pain

Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports 2022 for the New York Jets is shaping up to be the type of season where the team will either make or miss the Playoffs by a razor thin margin. If the Jets make the postseason this year, they will likely look back at tight victories over Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo as moments that ended the NFL’s longest postseason drought. If, however, the team falls short it will be a long offseason looking back at squandered opportunities. The loss to the Patriots two weeks ago will be at the top of the mind. So will today’s game where the Jets...

Niner Nation

Week 13 rooting guide: Let’s go, Robert Saleh!

Photo by Mike Stobe/ 49ers fans should also be rooting for the Titans this morning The 49ers currently sit at the top of the NFC West entering their Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins. They also are the No. 3 in the NFC and would host the New York Giants in the Wild Card round of the playoffs if the season ended today. Good thing there is still a month and a half remaining in the season for the 49ers to improve their standing. Here are the three games that 49ers fans should keep an eye on for Week 13. New York Jets (7-4) at Minnesota Vikings (9-2) The Jets are...

Daily Norseman

New York Jets at Minnesota Vikings: Key information and first quarter discussion

Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports Let’s get it started, folks! We’re just an hour or so away from kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium, ladies and gentlemen, as our Minnesota Vikings take the field following their Thanksgiving mini-bye to battle the New York Jets. If everything breaks right today, our team could be the first to punch their ticket to this year’s NFL playoffs, so we’ll be keeping an eye on that as well. Here’s everything you need to get ready for today’s contest. Date and Time: Sunday, 4 December 2022, noon Central time Location: U.S. Bank Stadium,...

Silver And Black Pride

Raiders vs Chargers: How to watch, game time, TV schedule, streaming and more

Justin Herbert | Photo by Harry How/ Kickoff is at 1:25 p.m. PT, here’s everything you need to know on how to watch the game The last time the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers played at Allegiant Stadium, it was a chaotic, brilliant game. It was absolutely one of the best games of the 2021 NFL regular season and it just happened to be the last one. The Raiders won an epic 35-32 overtime game in prime time. The win sent the Raiders to the playoffs and sent the Chargers home. Now, the two teams are back in Allegiant Stadium for the first December game of the...

Pride Of Detroit

Week 13 rooting guide: Best outcomes for playoffs odds, draft position

Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Here are the best outcomes to maximize the Detroit Lions’ playoff odds and draft capital. The Detroit Lions are in a rare position right now where they can make a playoff run while vicariously tanking via the Los Angeles Rams. Detroit’s playoff odds remain long, but with a favorable schedule, a healthy roster, and a team that is starting to play well together, it doesn’t feel impossible. Meanwhile, the Lions have the Rams’ first-round pick in 2023, and everything is headed in the opposite direction for Los Angeles....

Field Gulls

No surprises on Seahawks inactives list for Rams showdown

Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/ Travis Homer out sick, newly arrived Jonathan Abram a healthy scratch along with L.J. Collier and Myles Adams Sunday at Lumen Field the Seattle Seahawks look to notch just their fourth victory over the Los Angeles Rams since Sean McVay took over as head coach in 2017. Since McVay was hired by Los Angeles to replace Jeff Fisher the Rams are 8-3 against the Hawks when including the postseason, and currently enjoy a three game winning streak in the series dating back to the Wild Card round of the playoffs in 2020. With that in mind, Seattle...

Big Blue View

Giants-Commanders final score: New York, Washington tie, 20-20, in OT

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Giants and Commanders play to a draw EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants and Washington Commanders played to a tie on Sunday in their fight to reach the NFC playoffs. The overtime game ended with a 20-20 score. The Giants are 7-4-1. The Commanders are 7-5-1. The tie does keep the Giants in front of the Commanders in the NFC playoff standings. The Giants had a chance to win on the game’s final play, but a 58-yard Graham Gano field goal attempt fell well short. The teams play again in Landover, Md. in two weeks. Washington...

Decision to bench Eli, start Daniel Jones came at PERFECT time | Pick Six Podcast

Will Brinson is joined by Brady Quinn and Ryan Wilson to discuss Daniel Jones taking over the starting QB role for the New York Giants, Cam Newton's injury status and 0-2 teams that could still make the playoffs.

Aaron Rodgers' legacy hinges on this season - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says Aaron Rodgers will be remembered in a more negative light if the Green Bay Packers miss the NFL playoffs again this season. #FirstTake ✔

Antonio Brown is a CLOWN and Josh Allen will lead the Bills to the playoffs | Time to Schein

Adam Schein gives his take on all of the nonsense going down between Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger on Twitter. Adam Schein also discusses how quarterback Josh Allen will lead the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs and that Jerry Jones will need to sign