Playoff picture: An update of the NFL

By: Griffin Quadro, Staff Writer

With just a few weeks remaining in the regular season, all eyes are on the latest NFL playoff picture. Three teams–the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints have clinched a playoff spots. The NFC West Rams and NFC South Saints have both been claimed, while four other divisions have at least two games separating first and second place. But with the AFC North and the AFC West both coming down to the bone, the AFC playoff picture still has a lot to sort out. The NFC playoff picture could still see plenty of shifting in seeding as well, especially if upsets continue at the rate they did last week. With the 2018-19 NFL playoff picture still taking shape.

Now it has turned its attention to the NFL playoff picture, evaluating every possible NFL playoff scenario. The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles are the first team out. The Eagles lost a golden opportunity to help their playoff positioning in Week 14 when the Cowboys came from behind to steal a critical NFC East battle in overtime. That loss kept the Eagles from winning the division and dropped their overall chances of making the playoffs

Here is a list of teams out of the playoff race–Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers,  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Giants’ Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers,  Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Here is the list of teams still in the race for Super Bowl LIII–the New England Patriots, Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steeler, Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints,  Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, and the Minnesota Vikings.