Monday, January 2, 2012

NFL Playoff Picture - Week 17


The season has ended and its time for the playoffs. Four teams in the NFC were playoff seeds after week 4 and the final seedings first appeared in week 14. In the AFC, three clubs maintained their playoff position from week 4, with week 13 seeing the final seeding for the first time. Denver took the AFC West based on a better record against common opponents (5-4, while Oakland and San Diego went 4-5).
NFC
Week 4 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17
1. GB (4-0) GB (9-0) GB (10-0) GB (11-0) GB (12-0) GB (13-0) GB (13-1) GB (14-1) GB (15-1)
2. Was (3-1) SF (8-1) SF (9-1) SF (9-2) SF (10-2) SF (10-3) SF (11-3) SF (12-3) SF (13-3)
3. SF (3-1) NO (6-3) NO (7-3) NO (8-3) NO (9-3) NO (10-3) NO (11-3) NO (12-3) NO (13-3)
4. TB (3-1) NYG (6-3) Dal (6-4) Dal (7-4) Dal (7-5) NYG (7-6) Dal (8-6) NYG (8-7) NYG (9-7)
5. Det (4-0) Det (6-3) Det (7-3) Chi (7-4) Chi (7-5) Atl (8-5) Atl (9-5) Det (10-5) Atl (10-6)
6. NYG (3-1) Chi (6-3) Chi (7-3) Atl (7-4) Atl (7-5) Det (8-5) Det (9-5) Atl (9-6) Det (10-6)

AFC
Week 4 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17
1. Hou (3-1) Hou (6-3) NE (7-3) Hou (8-3) NE (9-3) Hou (10-3) NE (11-3) NE (12-3) NE (13-3)
2. Buf (3-1) NE (6-3) Hou (7-3) NE (8-3) Bal (9-3) Bal (10-3) Bal (10-4) Bal (11-4) Bal (12-4)
3. Bal (3-1) Bal (6-3) Bal (7-3) Bal (8-3) Hou (9-3) NE (10-3) Hou (10-4) Hou (10-5) Hou (10-6)
4. SD (3-1) Oak (5-4) Oak (6-4) Oak (7-4) Den (7-5) Den (8-5) Den (8-6) Den (8-7) Den (8-8)
5. Ten (3-1) Cin (6-3) Pit (7-3) Pit (8-3) Pit (9-3) Pit (10-3) Pit (10-4) Pit (11-4) Pit (12-4)
6. NE (3-1) Pit (6-3) Cin (6-4) Cin (7-4) Cin (7-5) NYJ (8-5) NYJ (8-6) Cin (9-6) Cin (9-7)
Playoff predictions:

Wild Card
Atl and NO, Pit and Hou

Conference
GB and NO, NE and Bal

Update: Did not expect the Giants to make it this far. Home teams going 7-1 is really surprising to me though. Never have the home teams gone 8-0 in the first 8 games in the wild card era. The Giants made sure that stat did not change this year.

Championship
GB and Bal

Super Bowl
Hard to pick against the Packers, looks like a budding dynasty in Green Bay.
Baltimore over SF, going with the Harbowl theory rather than the Giants are repeating 2008 theory, which would see them playing the Pats. Regardless, high hopes for conference championship games. Not disappointed in either game, good hard-nosed football.

Picking NE in a hope that my crappy picks continue, don't want to see another Boston championship.

Best,

Sean

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