Week 12 opened with the traditional trio of Thanksgiving games. This stunning week saw the Eagles get humiliated by the Lions, the Cowboys lose their just-returned starting quarterback Tony Romo for the season, and the Bears cause a huge upset by beating Packers 17-13.
So, how did the three games affect the current playoff seeding for the AFC and NFC?
RealSport do the analysis below.
|#1||New England Patriots||1.000||AFC East Champions|
|#2||Cincinnati Bengals||.800||AFC North Champions|
|#3||Denver Broncos||.800||AFC West Champions The Bengals have a better record within the conference (.875) than the Broncos (.667)|
|#4||Indianapolis Colts||.500||AFC South Champions The Colts own the head to head tiebreaker over the Texans, who are also .500 in the AFC South|
|#6||Kansas City Chiefs||.500|
|#9||New York Jets||.500||Because we have two teams in the same division, we need to eliminate one first. The Bills own the head to head tiebreaker over the Jets, so the Jets drop to the bottom of the teams with a .500 record. The Chiefs have a better record within the conference (.667) than the Texans (.571) or the Bills (.556). The Texans own the head to head tiebreaker over the Jets|
|#12||Miami Dolphins||.400||The Raiders have a better record within the conference (.571) than the Jaguars (.500) or the Dolphins (.286). The Jaguars own the head to head tiebreaker over the Dolphins|
|#15||San Diego Chargers||.200|
|#16||Tennessee Titans||.200||The Browns have a better record within the conference (.250) than the Chargers (.167) or the Titans (.000). The Chargers have a better record within the conference than the Titans The Titans are only three wins behind the Colts in the AFC South|
|#4||New York Giants||.500|
|#5||Green Bay Packers||.636|
|#7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||.500|
|#8||Seattle Seahawks||.500||The Bucs have a better record within the conference (.571) than the Seahawks (.556)|
|#11||St. Louis Rams||.400|
|#12||New Orleans Saints||.400||Washington owns a head to head tiebreaker over both the Rams and the Saints. The Rams have a better record within the conference (.429) than the Saints (.375)|
|#14||Philadelphia Eagles||.364||The Lions own the head to head tiebreaker over the Eagles|
|#15||San Francisco 49ers||.300|
|#16||Dallas Cowboys||.273||The Cowboys are only two wins behind the Giants in the NFC East|