28 November 2012

2012 NFL Playoff Predictions: Week 13

As we enter the final month of the 2012 NFL season, here are my predictions for how the playoff picture will look like when the season concludes in five weeks.
H/T ESPN Playoff Machine
*Wild Card
Right Now
1. Houston Texans (10-1)
2. Baltimore Ravens (9-2)
3. New England Patriots (8-3)
4. Denver Broncos (8-3)
5. Indianapolis Colts* (7-4)
6. Pittsburgh Steelers* (6-5)

Cincinnati Bengals (6-5)
Miami Dolphins (5-6)

Predicted Finish
1. Houston Texans (13-3)
 at Tennessee (W), vs. New England (L), vs. Indianapolis (W), vs. Minnesota (W), at Indianapolis (L)
2. Denver Broncos (13-3)
 vs. Tampa Bay (W), at Oakland (W), at Baltimore (W), vs. Cleveland (W), vs. Kansas City (W)
3. Baltimore Ravens (13-3)
 vs. Pittsburgh (W), at Washington (W), vs. Denver (L), vs. Giants (W), at Cincinnati (W)
4. New England Patriots (12-4)
 at Miami (W), vs. Houston (W), vs. San Francisco (L), at Jacksonville (W), vs. Miami (W)
5. Indianapolis Colts* (10-6)
 at Detroit (L), vs. Tennessee (W), at Houston (L), at Kansas City (W), vs. Houston (W)
6. Cincinnati Bengals* (10-6)
 at San Diego (W), vs. Dallas (W), at Philadelphia (W), at Pittsburgh (W), vs. Baltimore (L)

Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7)
 at Baltimore (L), vs. San Diego (W), at Dallas (W), vs. Cincinnati (L), vs. Cleveland (W)

Right Now 
1. Atlanta Falcons (10-1)
2. San Francisco 49ers (8-2-1)
3. Chicago Bears (8-3)
4. New York Giants (7-4)
5. Green Bay Packers* (7-4)
6. Seattle Seahawks* (7-4)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-5)
Minnesota Vikings (6-5)
Washington Redskins (5-6)
Dallas Cowboys (5-6)
New Orleans Saints (5-6)

Predicted Finish
1. Atlanta Falcons (14-2)
 vs. New Orleans (W), at Carolina (L), vs. NY Giants (W), at Detroit (W), vs. Tampa Bay (L)
2. San Francisco 49ers (12-3-1)
 at St. Louis (W), vs. Miami (W), at New England (W), at Seattle (L), vs. Arizona (W)
3. Chicago Bears (12-4)
 vs. Seattle (W), at Minnesota (W), vs. Green Bay (W), at Arizona (W), at Detroit (L)
4. New York Giants (10-6)
 vs. Washington (W), vs. New Orleans (W), at Atlanta (L), at Baltimore (L), vs. Philadelphia (W)
5. Seattle Seahawks* (10-6)
 at Chicago (L), vs. Arizona (W), at Buffalo (W), vs. San Francisco (W), vs. St. Louis (W)
6. Green Bay Packers* (10-6)
 vs. Minnesota (W), vs. Detroit (W), at Chicago (L), vs. Tennessee (W), at Minnesota (L)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7)
 at Denver (L), vs. Philadelphia (W), at New Orleans (L), vs. St. Louis (W), at Atlanta (W)
Minnesota Vikings (8-8)
 at Green Bay (L), vs. Chicago (L), at St. Louis (W), at Houston (L), vs. Green Bay (W)
New Orleans Saints (8-8)
 at Atlanta (L), at NY Giants (L), vs. Tampa Bay (W), at Dallas (W), vs. Carolina (W)