The Saints will emerge with a first-round bye but a Panthers team with a good roster will lock down a wild card, while Matt Ryan will lead the Falcons to the playoffs, too, behind an improved offensive line. NFC West 1. Rams 2. Seahawks 3. Cardinals And while the 49ers are a trendy playoff pick, there are too many questions surrounding Jimmy Garoppolo to truly pick them to make noise in a crowded NFC playoff picture. AFC North 1.
Browns 2. Ravens 4. Bengals AFC East 1. Bills 3. Jets 4.
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Dolphins But neither of those teams are close to dethroning the Patriots so long as Brady is still slinging it. AFC South 1. Texans 2.
Titans 4. Jaguars The Colts were a Super Bowl contender before Andrew Luck retired, but still have a roster good enough to make the playoffs. AFC West 1. Chargers 3.
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Oh well. Meanwhile, the Eagles will cruise past Carolina. The Eagles, for the second time in three years, hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Be sure to tune in on the MyTeams App at 12 p.
When the Bears announced their schedule, we decided to have some puppies reveal the opponents. Now, we have taken it a step further. We have a puppy that will make weekly picks for the Bears games.
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Walter has been through a lot during his young life We introduce you to the pup who will be predicting Bears games all season in our first edition of Puppy Pick 'Em! It is Week 13, and it's Thanksgiving! As you stuff your pie hole with Walter is thankful to be adopted for the holidays and urges you to adopt, don't shop!
We decided to feast it up, but not with meat.
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Let's see how Walter feels about the cranberries repping Chicago or mashed potatoes repping Detroit. We are all going to fight to the finish. A loss to Washington on Saturday was as ugly as any this season. It guaranteed the Bears will at best match their worst record in 14 years and left open the possibility they will equal their lowest win total in a non-strike year in more than four decades. Those are striking numbers for a team that insists it is better than the record indicates and it is closer to a turnaround than people realize. Still, what is the future of quarterback Jay Cutler?
And there is no shortage of holes on the roster. Changes might also be in store for the coaching staff.
Before getting dominated by Washington, they dropped the previous two games by three points, even wiping out a point deficit in the fourth quarter against Green Bay last week. The best they can hope for now is to finish and match their worst record since And even some of the bright spots are looking a little dimmer these days. A defense that came in ranked ninth in the NFL gave up a season-high in yards for the second straight week, with the Redskins going for after Green Bay finished with Promising rookie linebacker Leonard Floyd exited with a concussion for the second time this season.
The No. With his speed and athleticism, the 6-foot-6 Floyd is tied for second on the team with seven sacks. But questions about his durability linger.
He had surgery on both shoulders at Georgia.