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NFL 2016 Draft Order: Shake up for NFC teams after Cards’ TNF victory

Last night's game between the Cardinals and the Vikings had some huge implications for the Week 14


Last night’s game between the Cardinals and the Vikings had some huge implications for the Week 14 clinching and elimination scenarios, as several teams can now stay alive for another week due to the Vikings’ loss. More importantly for Arizona fans, the Cards’ victory means that they have clinched, at the very least, a wild card spot in the playoffs, and could even end the weekend with the NFC West crown, depending on how the Seahawks/Ravens game plays out. Last night’s game wasn’t just about the playoffs, however. Due to the resulting changes in strength-of-schedule for a majority of NFL teams, there’s been a fair bit of a shake up in the provisional 2016 draft order. How did the TNF game affect where your team will be drafting next Spring? Find out below! As always, picks 21-32 are dictated by current playoff seeding.

  1. Cleveland Browns (.167) (Strength of Schedule: .532)
  2. Tennessee Titans (.250) (SOS: .495)
  3. San Diego Chargers (.250) (SOS: .523)
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars (.333) (SOS: .484)
  5. Baltimore Ravens (.333) (SOS: .506)
  6. Detroit Lions (.333) (SOS: .520)
  7. New Orleans Saints (.333) (SOS: .522)
  8. San Francisco 49ers (.333) (SOS: .524)
  9. St. Louis Rams (.333) (SOS: .524) Rams own a head-to-head tiebreaker over the 49ers, so San Francisco are considered the ‘weaker’ team for draft purposes
  10. Dallas Cowboys (.333) (SOS: .526)
  11. Miami Dolphins (.417) (SOS: .474)
  12. New York Giants (.417) (SOS: .497)
  13. Oakland Raiders (.417) (SOS: .507)
  14. Philadelphia Eagles (.417) (SOS: .511)
  15. Chicago Bears (.417) (SOS: .520)
  16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (.500) (SOS: .474)
  17. Atlanta Falcons (.500) (SOS: .486)
  18. Houston Texans (.500) (SOS: .516)
  19. Buffalo Bills (.500) (SOS: .516) Bills own a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Texans, so Houston are considered the ‘weaker’ team for draft purposes
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers (.583) (SOS: .511)
  21. New York Jets (.583) (SOS: .453)
  22. Kansas City Chiefs (.583) (SOS: .497)
  23. Seattle Seahawks (.583) (SOS: .519)
  24. Minnesota Vikings (.615) (SOS: .496)
  25. Washington Redskins (.417) (SOS: .484)
  26. Indianapolis Colts (.500) (SOS: .516)
  27. Green Bay Packers (.667) (SOS: .515)
  28. New England Patriots (.833) (SOS: .474)
  29. Denver Broncos (.833) (SOS: .486)
  30. Arizona Cardinals (.846) (SOS: .450)
  31. Cincinnati Bengals (.833) (SOS: .459)
  32. Carolina Panthers (1.000) (SOS: .443)

Gur Samuel

Hi! I'm Gur and I'm RealSport's Editor-in-Chief. I'm also currently the site's tennis editor, and contribute to our NFL, wrestling and Formula 1 coverage as well. I'm also an NFL analyst for CNN International and contributor to SB Nation, and have contributed to, or been interviewed by, various print, broadcast and online media, including the BBC, Mail Online, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Boston Globe, and Yahoo! Sports.

NFL 2016 Draft Order: Shake up for NFC teams after Cards’ TNF victory

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