The NFL playoff picture after week 11: Who’s in trouble? Can the Packers still make it?

Week 11 is over and teams continue to scramble for playoff positions as they head well into the second half of the regular season. The playoff picture is getting clearer, although there is still a lot of action to be expected in the following weeks, and the league could still see some shifts in standings.

Packers struggle to stay alive

Last week, the Tennessee Titans trumped the Green Bay Packers 27-17 and moved up to a 7-3 record, making them the no. 3 seed in the NFC. The loss was bad news for Green Bay, as well they are now 4-7, further dimming their hopes of a playoff berth. However, all is not lost. They still have a chance at making the postseason, IF they win majority of their remaining games.

The Packers will face formidable opponents like the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, and the Minnesota Vikings.

But some matchups are winnable, such as those against the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, and the Los Angeles Ramswho have not been exhibiting their championship form.

Speaking of the Rams, they are hovering near the bottom of the NFC rankings with a 3-7 recordand it looks like the defending champions will not have a postseason run.

AFC teams in danger

As for the AFC, the Cleveland Browns have been going steadily downhill, and are currently No. 13 in the conference. They are three games out of the final playoff spot, slightly ahead of the Indianapolis Colts who are 2.5 games out after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles.


Here is how the playoff picture is shaping up.

AFC standings

  • Kansas City Chiefs: 8-2
  • Miami Dolphins: 7-3
  • Tennessee Titans: 7-3
  • Baltimore Ravens: 7-3
  • Buffalo Bills: 7-3
  • New England Patriots: 6-4
  • Cincinnati Bengals: 6-4
  • New York Jets: 6-4
  • Los Angeles Chargers: 5-5
  • Indianapolis Colts: 4-6-1
  • Jacksonville Jaguars: 3-7
  • Las Vegas Raiders: 3-7
  • Cleveland Browns: 3-7
  • Denver Broncos: 3-7
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: 3-7
  • Houston Texans: 1-8-1

NFC standings

  • Philadelphia Eagles: 9-1
  • Minnesota Vikings: 8-2
  • Seattle Seahawks: 6-4
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5-5
  • Dallas Cowboys: 7-3
  • New York Giants: 7-3
  • San Francisco 49ers: 5-4
  • Washington Commanders: 6-5
  • Atlanta Falcons: 5-6
  • Detroit Lions: 4-6
  • Arizona Cardinals: 4-6
  • Green Bay Packers: 4-7
  • New Orleans Saints: 4-7
  • Los Angeles Rams: 3-7
  • Carolina Panthers: 3-8
  • Chicago Bears: 3-8

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