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January 2, 2011

A Look Ahead At The NFL Playoffs

Filed under: NFL — Bill @ 6:50 pm

Today marks the end of the regular season for the NFL’s 2010 campain. The playoffs officially begin next Saturday but in reality they start tonight when St. Louis Rams visit the Seattle Seahawks to decide the champion of the NFC West.

In the AFC:
New England finishes as the #1 seed while Pittsburgh ends up in the #2 spot, they will both get next weekend off and host a Divisional playoff game.

Because the Chiefs lost to the Raiders the Indianapolis Colts jump into the #3 spot with KC at #4, both will host Wild Card games next weekend. The Baltimore Ravens are the highest seeded Wild Card team at #5 and the final playoff spot goes to the New York Jets.

In the NFC:
The Atlanta Falcons locked up home field advantage throughout the playoffs today and are the NFC’s #1 seed. At 11-5 the surprising Chicago Bears end up at #2. Both teams get the week off to rest up.

Four NFC teams ended the year at 10-6, only two of them made the playoffs. Philadelphia wins the East & the #3 spot in the NFC while the NY Giants are out. Green Bay’s 10 wins qualifies them for the final Wild Card spt & Tampa Bay’s 10 wins leaves them short. For these four the tiebreaker turned out to be very significant.

The defending champion New Orleans Saints earned the top Wild Card position at #5. Last but not least the #4 seed will go to the winner of the NFC West, either Seattle or St. Louis.

Next week’s games:
4:30 ET / 1:30 PT
New Orleans Saints at NFC West Champion
8:00 ET / 5:00 PT
New York Jest at Indianapolis Colts
1:00 ET / 10:00 PT
Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs
4:30 ET / 1:30 PT
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles

Waiting in the wings:
New England Patriots
Pittsburgh Steelers
Atlanta Falcons
Chicago Bears

The Draft:
The Carolina Panthers now have the #1 pick in the 2011 Draft. At this moment the obvious #1 choice would be Stanford QB Andrew Luck, obviously this is subject to change.

Thunder clouds are on the horizon for the NFL’s 2011 season due to a potential strike or lockout. At this time both sides seem far apart and chances are the NFL is unlikely to start as scheduled.



  1. Patriots win AFC, if not upset by Indy. Green Bay might have the honor of losing in Super Bowl, although it doesn’t really matter.


    How about those Penguins, eh?

    Comment by Big Shooter — January 2, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

  2. The Saints sure got an easy first round matchup getting to face the Seahawks at home. They haven’t played that well all season, at least in relative terms to last season, but I think that they have a shot to make a run at the Super Bowl. Obviously they shouldn’t have it as tough as other wild card teams as they have to play the Seahawks, but they are also in the been there, done that kind of place, which gives them a big edge over teams like the Bears and Packers. It should be a very interesting NFL playoffs as no one has showed themselves to be favourites this season.Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I would love to hear what you have to say. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2011/01/02/dont-forget-about-us/

    Comment by Chris Ross — January 2, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

  3. well bill our team came out at 500 just like you said months ago not to bad.

    Comment by uncle buck — January 3, 2011 @ 9:26 am

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