With 4 Weeks left, everyone is finally through their bye weeks. Lets see how my earlier picks are doing.
East: Patriots (10-2)
The Dolphins looked like they wanted to make a run. Theres no way they catch the Pats though. New England will have it clinched by week 16 for sure. Its likely to be in the bag this week. They finish at 13-3.
North: Steelers (7-5)
The Browns are officially out now. This one is going to be close between the Ravens and Steelers. The Steelers have the easier schedule so Im going to stick with them. (Youre welcome Baltimore.) Steelers finish with a 10-6 record.
South: Texans (6-6)
Ive said it twice already and Ill say it again. Whoever comes out of this division over .500 will go to the playoffs. Texans have the easiest schedule. Theyll limp into the playoffs at 9-7
West: Raiders (10-2)
The Raiders are basically playing for the division this week against the Chiefs. The Broncos have the hardest remaining schedule in the league. Raiders finish 14-2 and take first place in the AFC
Wildcard: Chiefs (9-3), Dolphins (7-5)
The Dolphins are on a roll and have one of the easiest schedules. They end 10-6. Chiefs dont have an easy road but I think theyre up to it. If it werent for the Raiders they would win the division at 12-4.
East: Cowboys (11-1)
The Cowboys dont have an easy road ahead of them but they havent needed one so far. Theyve already clinched a playoff spot and I think they clinch the division with a win over the Giants this week. They will go into the playoffs as the #1 seed at 15-1
North: Lions (8-4)
The Lions fan in me thinks that there is going to be a 3 way tie at 9-7 and the Lions will be in 3rd place due to some convoluted NFL rule. Detroit can win the next two. 10-6 takes the division.
South: Falcons (7-5)
The Bucs are making a run at the Falcons. Fortunatly for Atlanta, they have the easiest remaining schedule in the league. They should coast into the playoffs at 11-5.
West: Seahawks (8-3-1)
Theres no reason to think that the Seahawks cant win out. They play all three teams in their division and none of them want to win. They should take a bye at 12-3-1
Wildcard: Giants (8-4), Buccaneers (7-5)
The Giants wont take the division from the Cowboys but they should easily make the playoffs with a 11-5 record. 10-6 should be enough for Tampa.