27 November 2015

2015 NFL Playoff Projections: Week 12

The holiday season is at full bore and the best example of it is the return of ESPN's Playoff Machine. With that, as we are days away from entering December, here are my projections for how the playoff picture will look like at the end of the regular season.

 National Football Conference (2010 - Pres)
Current Playoff Picture
1. Carolina Panthers (11-0)
2. Arizona Cardinals (8-2)
3. Minnesota Vikings (7-3)
4. New York Giants (5-5)
5. Green Bay Packers (7-4)
6. Atlanta Falcons (6-4)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5)
Seattle Seahawks (5-5)
Chicago Bears (5-6)
Washington (4-6)
St. Louis Rams (4-6)
New Orleans Saints (4-6)
Detroit Lions (4-7)
Philadelphia Eagles (4-7)

Projected Playoff Picture
1. Carolina Panthers (15-1)
at DAL (W); at NO (W); vs. ATL (W); at NYG (W); at ATL (L); vs. TB (W)

2. Arizona Cardinals (14-2)
at SF (W); at STL (W); vs. MIN (W); at PHI (W); vs. GB (W); vs. SEA (W)

3. Minnesota Vikings (12-4)
at ATL (W); vs. SEA (W); at ARI (L); vs. CHI (W); vs. NYG (W); at GB (W)

4. New York Giants (8-8)
at WSH (W); vs. NYJ (W); at MIA (W); vs. CAR (L);  at MIN (L); vs. PHI (L)

5. Green Bay Packers (9-7)
at DET (L); vs. DAL (W); at OAK (W); at ARI (L); vs. MIN (L)

6. Atlanta Falcons (9-7)
vs. MIN (L); at TB (L); at CAR (L); at JAX (W); vs. CAR (W); vs. NO (W)

Seattle Seahawks (8-8)
vs. PIT (L); at MIN (L); at BAL (W); vs. CLE (W); vs. STL (W); at ARI (L)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-8)
at IND (W); vs. ATL (W); vs. NO (W); at STL (L); vs. CHI (L); at CAR (L)

Chicago Bears (8-8)
vs. SF (W); vs. WSH (W); at MIN (L); at TB (W); vs. DET (L)

Philadelphia Eagles (7-9)
at NE (L); vs. BUF (W); vs. ARI (L); vs. WSH (W); at NYG (W)

Washington (7-9)
vs. NYG (L); vs. DAL (W); at CHI (L); vs. BUF (W); at PHI (L); at DAL (W)

Detroit Lions (7-9)
vs. GB (W); at STL (L); at NO (L); vs. SF (W); at CHI (W)

St. Louis Rams (7-9)
at CIN (L); vs. ARI (L); vs. DET (W); vs. TB (W); at SEA (L); at SF (W)
 American Football Conference (2010 - Pres)
Current Playoff Picture
1. New England Patriots (10-0)
2. Cincinnati Bengals (8-2)
3. Denver Broncos (8-2)
4. Indianapolis Colts (5-5)
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4)
6. Kansas City Chiefs (5-5)

Houston Texans (5-5)
Buffalo Bills (5-5)
New York Jets (5-5)
Oakland Raiders (4-6)
Jacksonville Jaguars (4-6)
Miami Dolphins (4-6)

Projected Playoff Picture
1. New England Patriots (16-0)
at DEN (W); vs. PHI (W); at HOU (W); vs. TEN (W); at NYJ (W); at MIA (W)

2. Cincinnati Bengals (13-3)
vs. STL (W); at CLE (W); vs. PIT (L); at SF (W); at DEN (W); vs. BAL (W)

3. Denver Broncos (11-5)
vs. NE (L); at SD (W); vs. OAK (W); at PIT (L); vs. CIN (L); vs. SD (W)

4. Houston Texans (9-7)
vs. NO (W); at BUF (W); vs. NE (L); at IND (W); at TEN (L); vs. JAX (W)

5. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)
at SEA (W); vs. IND (W); at CIN (W); vs. DEN (W); at BAL (W); at CLE (L)

6. Kansas City Chiefs (9-7)
vs. BUF (W); at OAK (L); vs. SD (W); at BAL (W); vs. CLE (W); vs. OAK (L)

Indianapolis Colts (8-8)
vs. TB (L); at PIT (L); at JAX (W); vs. HOU (L); at MIA (W); vs. TEN (W)

Oakland Raiders (7-9)
at TEN (W); vs. KC (W); at DEN (W); vs. GB (L); vs. SD (W); at KC (W)

Buffalo Bills (7-9)
at KC (L); vs. HOU (L); at PHI (L); at WAS (L); vs. DAL (W); vs. NYJ (W)

New York Jets (7-9)
vs. MIA (W); at NYG (L); vs. TEN (L); at DAL (W); vs. NE (L); at BUF (L)

Jacksonville Jaguars (6-10)
vs. SD (W); at TEN (W); vs. IND (L); vs. ATL (L); at NO (L); at HOU (L)

Miami Dolphins (6-10)
at NYJ (L); vs. BAL (W); vs. NYG (L); at SD (W); vs. IND (L); vs. NE (L)


  1. Love the prediction as a Texans fan! One thing though...you have the panthers and falcons both losing to each other week 16 :/

  2. Looks like the L for Colts V TB is going to be a W.

  3. Seriously Ben the Colts again get no respect from you you picking us to lose to TB and HOU seriously TB beat PHI PHI is a mess on both sides of the ball HOU no matter how good or bad we are can't beat us at IND it's been proven (2011) plus Colts won again today 25-12 D was really great in the 2nd half shut out TB 19-0 in the half Doug Martin was limited to 7 rushing yards in the 2nd half as well

  4. You crazy if you think the Lions are gonna lose to St. Louis & New Orleans

  5. Patriots lost. And u have both the Texans and patriots winning their matchup in 2 weeks. Smh.