Monday, October 31, 2011

NFL projected records after week 8

There are some changes in the projected playoff picture.  See the full list of projections here.  And new, see a summary of the projected playoff teams by week.

In the AFC there are 5 teams projected to finish 11-5 and there just aren't enough spots for all of them.  Three of the teams are from the AFC North but with Buffalo also being projected at 11-5 and a good shot at 12-4, only two of the AFC North teams get in and those are Cincinnati and Pittsburgh with Cincinnati getting the nod for the division based on a better chance at 12-4.

The AFC West is also interesting with San Diego, Denver, and Oakland all projected at 8-8.  Oakland gets the nod here based on the best chance of going 9-7 instead.

The NFC is simpler with the only drama in the NFC East where the Eagles tie with Dallas at 9-7 but have the better chance of 10-6 and hold the current tie-breaker with their win.