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NFL standings: Up to date AFC, NFC playoff image for Week 12 of 2021 season

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The 2021 NFL season is into double-digit weeks and nearer to th finish of its new 17-game schedule. It is time once more to examine in on the up to date standings and what the playoff image is wanting like for Week 12.

The league stored its expanded playoff subject, with 14 of its 32 groups (43.8 %) set to qualify for the most recent postseason. That features 7 every from the AFC and NFC, with solely the No. 1 seeds getting byes on high of home-field benefit.

Who could be in, who’s nonetheless in rivalry, and who needs to be fascinated by subsequent season? This is a complete look:

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NFL standings for Week 12

AFC playoff image

Who could be in?

1. Tennessee Titans (8-3), first place, AFC South. The Titans stumbled with a stunning house loss to the Texans to chill off from sturdy management of the highest seed. They nonetheless maintain it with a recreation and an additional win in hand over the Ravens, however it will get much more precarious with the red-hot Patriots up subsequent. The Titans have key wins over the Chiefs and Payments. Remaining power of schedule: .411

2. Baltimore Ravens (7-3), first place, AFC North. The Ravens rallied with out Lamar Jackson and Marquise Brown to outlive in Chicago to take care of the lead within the division. In addition they put extra warmth on the dropping Titans and stayed forward of the successful Patriots. They draw the Browns on Sunday evening. Remaining power of schedule: .603

3. Buffalo Payments (7-4), first place, AFC East. The Payments fell arduous to the Colts at house in Week 11 because of the run protection letting them down big-time. The loss gave the Patriots first place forward of the groups assembly in two weeks, however the win over the Saints to open Week 12 allowed the Payments to leap again up primarily based on an ideal and due to this fact higher file in division play. Remaining power of schedule: .508

4. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (7-4), first place, AFC West. The Chiefs stayed right here after beating the Cowboys as a result of they misplaced to each the Titans and Ravens and the Patriots have the superior convention file, too. A win was large to maintain staying forward of the Chargers. The Chiefs will get a much-needed bye in Week 12. Remaining power of schedule: .549

5. New England Patriots (7-4), second place, AFC East. The Patriots jumped up from wild-card standing after ripping the Falcons to open Week 11 after which seeing the Payments will get upset by the Colts on Sunday, however fell again with the information evened popping out of Thursday. The Patriots have a key recreation in opposition to the Titans earlier than going through the Payments and those self same Colts on the highway after a Week 14 bye. They maintain a 5-1 file in AFC play, dropping solely to the Dolphins. Remaining power of schedule: .523

6. Cincinnati Bengals (6-4), second place, AFC North. The Bengals had an enormous bye with the remainder of their division going 0-2-1 and adopted that up by beating the Raiders handily popping out of it in Week 11. The Bengals are forward of the Steelers, whom they play in Week 12 and beat earlier, and likewise jumped the Payments and Chargers, whom they host in Week 13, for due to convention tiebreakers. Remaining power of schedule: .576

7. Los Angeles Chargers (6-4), second place, AFC West. The Chargers outlasted the Steelers in Week 11 to remain in playoff place and a half-game behind the Chiefs within the division. Justin Herbert provides them an opportunity each week and Brandon Staley stays on his coach of the 12 months path. Remaining power of schedule: .472

Who can get there?

8. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4-1)
9. Indianapolis Colts (6-5)
10. Las Vegas Raiders (6-5)
11. Cleveland Browns (6-5)
12. Denver Broncos (5-5)

The Steelers tumbled down right here after dropping to the Chargers on Sunday evening. The Colts received a giant win to place stress on them and keep forward of the Browns. The Bengals beat the Raiders in Week 11, which helped create some extra separation within the muddled center, though the Raiders did rebound in Week 12 in Dallas. The Broncos have the standings stacked in opposition to them.

Who’s set to be out?

13. Miami Dolphins (4-7)
14. Houston Texans (2-8)
15. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-8)
16. New York Jets (2-8)

The Texans pulled even with the Jaguars and Jets after beating the Titans. The Dolphins helped there by beating the Jets.

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NFC playoff image

Who could be in?

1. Arizona Cardinals (9-2), first place, NFC West. The Cardinals did their finest to grind house a powerful highway victory in Seattle as soon as once more with out Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins. They already jumped up again right here after the Packers misplaced to the Vikings in Week 11. The Cardinals get pleasure from a bye in Week 12. Remaining power of schedule: .430

2. Inexperienced Bay Packers (8-3), first place, NFC North. The Packers could not win the back-and-forth thriller with the Vikings. That loss harm them extra within the NFC seeding race for No. 1 between them, the Cardinals, Cowboys and Buccaneers given their division lead remains to be at three video games. They host a key recreation vs. the Rams in Week 12. Remaining power of schedule: .468

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3), first place, NFC South. The Buccaneers used Week 12’s win over the Giants to push nearer to the highest seed with the Packers and Cowboys dropping and likewise padded the division lead over the dropping Saints, Panthers and Falcons. Tampa Bay wanted the victory badly after dropping two consecutive video games round a bye with Tom Brady having uncommon interception woes. Remaining power of schedule: .453

3. Dallas Cowboys (7-4), first place, NFC East. The Cowboys failed to remain forward of the Packers by dropping badly to the Chiefs in Week 12. They dropped all the way down to No. 4 after the Buccaneers, who beat them in Week 1, received. The Cowboys needn’t fear about dropping down into the wild playing cards, as a result of the division is a foregone conclusion with everybody else within the East nonetheless below .500. The loss to the Raiders to open Week 12 stored them right here. Remaining power of schedule: .476

5. Los Angeles Rams (7-3), second place, NFC West. The Rams had a bye in Week 11 so they need to like how a number of of the groups round them misplaced to realize some floor even when idle, save for the Cardinals, the crew they’re nonetheless chasing within the division and path by two video games. The Rams have to get again on observe in Week 12 in Inexperienced Bay after current unhealthy losses to the Titans and 49ers. Remaining power of schedule: .542

6. Minnesota Vikings (5-5), second place, NFC North. The Vikings have been doing higher in shut video games and the last-second Week 11 win over the Packers was huge to get them proper into the thick of the playoff image. They’ve been harmful all season due to their balanced and explosive offense and Mike Zimmer is getting extra well timed play from the reeling protection. They draw the crew behind them, the 49ers, in Week 12. Remaining power of schedule: .459

7. San Francisco 49ers (5-5), third place, NFC West. The 49ers, who play the Vikings with an opportunity to leap up a key spot on Sunday, received right here when the Saints fell beneath .500 by dropping to the Payments on Thursday evening. The 49ers received a key early win over the Eagles that will repay big-time later in tiebreakers. Remaining power of schedule: .493

Who can get there?

8. Philadelphia Eagles (5-6)
9. Carolina Panthers (5-6)
10. New Orleans Saints (5-6)
11. Washington Soccer Workforce (4-6)
12. Atlanta Falcons (4-6)
13. Chicago Bears (4-7)
14. New York Giants (3-7)
15. Seattle Seahawks (3-7)

The Saints are in hassle with their four-game dropping skid and likewise misplaced to each the Eagles and Panthers. The Eagles, who did lose to the 49ers, additionally needs to be considering wild card after their current scorching streak. The Panthers’ house loss to Washington was pricey, because it additionally tightened issues up behind them. The Giants flopped in a must-win recreation on Monday evening. The Bears are nonetheless nearly finished and the Seahawks’ streak of successful with Russell Wilson is headed to a screeching halt.

Who’s set to be out?

16. Detroit Lions (0-10-1)

The Lions went again to dropping in irritating style in Weeks 11 after getting a post-bye tie in Week 10. That solely grew with their newest shut loss within the teenagers to the Bears at house on Thanksgiving.



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