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NFL Playoffs – After Week 2

With two weeks in the NFL season in the books, we can now look at how the playoff seeds are shaping up. An interesting note is that during the Monday Night game between the Saints & 49ers, ESPN showed a statistic that said teams that start 0-2 have just a 13% chance of making the playoffs. Last season, no team that started out 0-2 made the playoffs. Interestingly enough, in 2008 there were 10 teams that started 0-2. Three of them made the playoffs. We have 8 teams currently 0-2. Assuming 13% then between 1-2 team are going to make the playoffs.

We can all but eliminate Cleveland, Buffalo, Detroit & St. Louis. That leaves us with Minnesota, Dallas, San Francisco & Carolina. Just one of them & maybe (it’s a BIG maybe) two will make the playoffs. Regardless, between the Cowboys, Vikings & 49ers, somebody isn’t playing in the postseason which will be extremely disappointing. Here are the seeds for every team.

AFC Playoff Seedings After Week 2

1. Chiefs 2-0 (Last week #2)
2. Steelers 2-0 (#8)
3. Texans 2-0 (#3)
4. Dolphins 2-0 (#1)
5. Titans 1-1 (#5)
6. Jets 1-1 (#11)
7. Patriots 1-1 (#7)
8. Bengals 1-1 (#13)
9. Ravens 1-1 (#4)
10. Jaguars 1-1 (#6)
11. Colts 1-1 (#10)
12. Broncos 1-1 (#12)
13. Raiders 1-1 (#15)
14. Chargers 1-1 (#16)
15. Browns 0-2 (#9)
16. Bills 0-2 (#14)

The biggest winners of the week are the Pittsburgh Steelers who jump 6 spots. Beating Tennessee was a big win for the Steelers. It helps of course that Pittsburgh is 2-0, but they are at 0-0 in the Central & 1-0 within the AFC. The biggest losers are the Cleveland Browns who drop 6 spots. Cleveland lost to Kansas City giving them an 0-1 AFC record. Oddly enough, the Browns are 0-2 having lost 2 games to Kansas City & Tampa Bay by only 5 points total. It’s weird that Indianapolis got a win but actually dropped a spot in the seedings!

NFC Playoff Seedings After Week 2

1. Bears 2-0 (#2)
2. Bucs 2-0 (#8)
3. Redskins 1-1 (#4)
4. Seahawks 1-1 (#1)
5. Saints 2-0 (#3)
6. Packers 2-0 (#7)
7. Falcons 1-1 (#9)
8. Giants 1-1 (#6)
9. Eagles 1-1 (#10)
10. Cardinals 1-1 (#5)
11. Vikings 0-2 (#11)
12. Rams 0-2 (#13)
13. Lions 0-2 (#14)
14. Cowboys 0-2 (#12)
15. Panthers 0-2 (#15)
16. 49ers 0-2 (#16)

The biggest winners in the NFC this week are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs pulled off a relative stunner by beating Carolina in Charlotte to take top spot in the NFC South & the #2 overall seed in the NFC. Tampa Bay plays the Steelers, Bengals & Saints in the next 3 weeks so in all likelihood, Tampa Bay is going to drop pretty fast. The biggest losers of the week are the Arizona Cardinals who drop 5 spots after losing to the Falcons 41-7! It’s somewhat amazing that the NFC has 6 teams that are 0-2! At this point I wouldn’t be completely surprised if Minnesota & Dallas aren’t in the playoffs. If only one 0-2 team makes it I think it’ll be San Francisco. The 49ers are better than 0-2 & the NFC West is fairly weak.

Wild Card Matchups

#6 New York Jets @ #3 Houston Texans
#5 Tennessee Titans @ #4 Miami Dolphins
#6 Green Bay Packers @ #3 Washington Redskins
#5 New Orleans Saints @ #4 Seattle Seahawks

Those are the games that would take place. Jets/Texans & Redskins/Packers would be pretty good games. The other two I think would be routes with the Titans & Saints taking care of business. Going by the playoff seedings right now, I’d have to say the Super Bowl probably matches up Pittsburgh with New Orleans & the Saints winning back-to-back Super Bowl titles.

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September 21, 2010 - Posted by | NFL, NFL Playoffs

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