Blog Entry

Playoff teams and standings (as of 7:20 p.m. ET)

Posted on: January 2, 2011 7:28 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After today’s 1 p.m. games were complete, this post detailed where everybody stood for playoffs and seeding.

Now, after the Week 17 4 p.m. games are over, we know a little bit more. In fact, we’re just about done filling in our brackets.


1. Patriots: An easy win vs. a Dolphins squad that should be embarrassed by its performance today means nothing for New England’s seeding. They were No. 1 all along.

2. Steelers: Pittsburgh needed a win to clinch the second seed and the requisite bye that comes with it. A dominant victory vs. the Browns made that an easy proposition.

3. Colts: The Colts needed a last-second game-winning FG to knock off the Jaguars, ensuring their AFC South title and a first-round home game. Even if Indianapolis had lost, the Colts still would have won the division, thanks to the Jaguars bad loss to the Texans.

4. Chiefs: Todd Haley’s squad could have wrapped up the No. 3 seed if Kansas City had beaten the Raiders in Kansas City. The Chiefs didn’t, and they might suffer for it in the first round of the postseason.

5. Ravens: They finish with the same 12-4 record as the AFC North winning Steelers, and as a consolation, Baltimore will travel to Kansas City where it’ll play a very winnable game.

6. Jets: After beating the Bills rather convincingly today, coach Rex Ryan proclaimed that he expects his team to win the Super Bowl. Okie dokie. Winning in Indy won’t be easy, though.


1. Falcons: A destruction of the Panthers at home today solidified Atlanta as the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The Falcons had a chance to win the No. 1 seed last week, but they lost at home to the Saints.

2. Bears: For some reason, most of the top Chicago players participated in this game all the way through. It doesn’t appear that there were many major injuries, and I guess I can understand this thinking, considering Chicago won’t play for two more weeks and coach Love Smith wanted to keep guys in rhythm. A loss to the Packers, though, won’t make anybody feel good in Chicago.

3. Eagles: Kevin Kolb did not look good taking over at QB for Michael Vick in a 14-13 loss to Dallas. But it didn’t matter if Philadelphia won or lost. The Eagles were locked into the No. 3 seed anyway. Yet they can’t feel too great about ending the regular season with a loss.

4. Rams/Seahawks: Whichever squad wins this standoff tonight will win the NFC West and get this spot.

5. Saints: You know what? This is not a terrible position to be in if you’re a New Orleans fan. Sure, the Saints would rather have the No. 1 seed, but starting at the home of the NFC West winner is not a bad deal.

6. Packers: Despite the game meaning nothing to the Bears, Smith played QB Jay Cutler the entire way, and it was Cutler printing out the final invitation for the Packers to enter the playoffs by throwing an interception to Nick Collins with only seconds remaining. Although the Giants and the Buccaneers won today, Green Bay had the tiebreakers over both.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed .
Category: NFL

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:20 am

Playoff teams and standings (as of 7:20 p.m. ET)

I assumed it Frank Gore Jersey completely gonna be certain wearisome antique upload, nonetheless it entirely basically settled concerning time.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 9:58 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 11:51 pm

Playoff teams and standings (as of 7:20 p.m. ET)

colts kicked a game winning FG vs the jaguars, ehh josh?  What game were you watching?

Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2011 10:36 pm

Playoff teams and standings (as of 7:20 p.m. ET)

Regardless of what people say about Rex Ryan and his bloated torso I still see them giving the Colts a tough game in round 1. They have a stout defensive front 7 that should limit the Colts run attack thus Peyton's play action passing. If Revis is Revis then it will help shut down 1 side of the field. If Sanchez plays within his game don't be surprised to see them back in Foxborough. Of course don't expect too much from them after this weekend coming up though.

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2011 8:35 pm

Playoff teams and standings (as of 7:20 p.m. ET)

I wouldn't look too far into Fat Rex's predictions. He's been pretty far off this year, including his infamous "we're going up there (NE) to kick their ass."  Besides, could anyone (other than a Jets fan) really take this bum seriously? I mean, he proclaims his wife to be a model, then, after watching grown men shower, goes home to suck toes? Hey now...

Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2011 8:26 pm

Playoff teams and standings (as of 7:20 p.m. ET)

what is he supposed to say, uh I dont know if we can win it? His way is different and everyone and their mother has sumtin to say, can't stand him don't pay attention to him... very easy.

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 8:20 pm

Playoff teams and standings (as of 7:20 p.m. ET)

yeah, and the other "win" being a gift from the zebras. . . good luck, motor mouth.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 8:09 pm

Playoff teams and standings (as of 7:20 p.m. ET)

The Saints are the first team in NFL history to get a Playoff Tune Up game.

Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2011 8:08 pm

Playoff teams and standings (as of 7:20 p.m. ET)

Ugh, Rex Ryan is such a tool.  You go into the postseason on a 2-3 run, one of the wins being against the dangerous passing attack of Brian Brohm, and it's 'we're going to the super bowl!'

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or