The 2013 NFL playoff standings and scenarios have been shuffled quite a bit after Sunday’s portion of the Week 15 NFL schedule. After looking like teams that could make a run at this year’s Super Bowl the past few weeks, the Saints, Eagles and Bengals all looked lost on Sunday as each of them were beaten – and beaten pretty badly.
According to a Sportsline report on Dec. 15, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Cincinnati all blew great opportunities to solidify not only a playoff position but a chance to take hold of their division title chances.
The same can be said for New England who could have wrapped up the AFC East crown with a win over the Miami Dolphins Sunday afternoon, but fell short in the end by the final score of 24-20.
This season has been a crazy year when it comes to determining who is really good and who is average.
Actually as of Week 15, the best and most complete team seems to be the Seattle Seahawks.
It’s just a matter of time before they clinch home-field in the NFC and when that happens (barring any major injuries) you can pencil them in to Super Bowl XLVIII.
Now of course history has shown us that once you get into the postseason anything can happen, just look at the Ravens from last season. However when it comes to the NFC, good teams like New Orleans, Carolina and even Detroit and Chicago all play much better at home than they do on the road.
With Seattle’s 12th man providing a record level of crowd noise it is hard to believe that any team will beat the Seahawks if the get the home cooking.
According to the most recent Super Bowl odds Las Vegas odds makers have the Seahawks as the favorite 11-4 followed by the Broncos at 3-1.
With only two weeks left and 8 teams still alive but on the outside looking in, it's going to be a wild ride!
Here is a look at the current playoff standings. To see the latest Super Bowl odds you can click here.
2. New England
5. Kansas City
8. San Diego
10. N.Y. Jets
2. New Orleans
6. San Francisco
9. Green Bay