Week 11 NFC Playoff Picture Update and Projections

It’s hard to believe, but the NFL postseason is quickly approaching. The Detroit Lions currently sit two games behind the Minnesota Vikings in the division. It is an uphill yet very doable battle for HC Jim Caldwell and the Lions.

Here is an overview of how the loaded NFC playoff picture could play out.

Division Leaders:

Philadelphia (8-1)

Remaining Schedule: at DAL, at NYG, at LAR, at SEA, OAK, DAL, CHI

Key Player: Jalen Mills, CB

Projection: 13-3, #1 seed

Minnesota (7-2)

Remaining Schedule: at DET, at ATL, at CAR, at GB, LAR, CIN, CHI

Key Player: Adam Thielen, WR

Projection: 10-6, #6 seed

New Orleans (7-2)

Remaining Schedule: at ATL, at TB, at LAR, WSH, NYJ, ATL, CAR

Key Player: Mark Ingram, RB

Projection: 12-4, #3 seed

Los Angeles (7-2)

Remaining Schedule: at SEA, at MIN, at TEN, at ARI, SF, PHI, NO

Key Player: Jared Goff, QB

Projection: 12-4, #2 seed

Wild Card:

Carolina (7-3)

Remaining Schedule: at ATL, at NO, at NYJ, MIN, GB, TB

Key Player: Devin Funchess, WR

Projection: 10-6, #5 seed

Seattle (6-3)

Remaining Schedule: at SF, at JAX, at DAL, LAR, PHI, ATL, ARI

Key Player: Earl Thomas, FS

Projection: 9-7, miss playoffs

In the Hunt:

Atlanta (5-4)

Remaining Schedule: at NO, at TB, at SEA, TB, CAR, MIN, NO

Key Player: Julio Jones, WR

Projection: 9-7, miss playoffs

Detroit (5-4)

Remaining Schedule: at CHI, at BAL, at TB, at CIN, MIN, CHI, GB

Key Player: Taylor Decker, LT

Projection: 10-6, #4 seed

Green Bay (5-4)

Remaining Schedule: at DET, at PIT, at CAR, at CLE, BAL, MIN, TB

Key Player: Brett Hundley, QB

Projection: 9-7, miss playoffs

Dallas (5-4)

Remaining Schedule: at NYG, at PHI, at OAK, PHI, WSH, SEA, LAC

Key Player: Tyron Smith, LT

Projection: 8-8, miss playoffs

Washington (4-5)

Remaining Schedule: at DAL, at NYG, at NO, at LAC, DEN, ARI, NYG

Key Player: Kirk Cousins, QB

Projection: 9-7, miss playoffs

Arizona (4-5)

Remaining Schedule: at SEA, at WSH, at PHI, at HOU, LAR, JAX, TEN

Key Player: Adrian Peterson, RB

Projection: 6-10, miss playoffs

 

Do the Lions pull this off? We will just have to wait and see.

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