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We’re previous the halfway level of the 2022 NFL season, and the playoff image is starting to take form, although there could possibly be loads of motion by the point Week 17 arrives.
Week 11 noticed some thrilling motion, and it started with the Tennessee Titans defeating the Inexperienced Bay Packers 27-17 on Thursday Evening Soccer. The win moved the Titans to 7-3 on the season, good for the AFC’s No. 3 seed. The Packers, in the meantime, dropped additional out of playoff competition within the NFC with a 4-7 report.
Sunday’s slate was highlighted by the New England Patriots defeating the New York Jets, the Detroit Lions defeating the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints defeating the Los Angeles Rams.
With their losses, the Giants dropped to 7-3, the Rams dropped to 3-7 and the Jets dropped to 6-4.
There’s nonetheless extra video games to return, however let’s check out the present playoff image:
AFC Playoff Image
- Kansas Metropolis Chiefs: 8-2
- Miami Dolphins: 7-3
- Tennessee Titans: 7-3
- Baltimore Ravens: 7-3
- Buffalo Payments: 7-3
- New England Patriots: 6-4
- Cincinnati Bengals: 6-4
- New York Jets: 6-4
- Los Angeles Chargers: 5-5
- Indianapolis Colts: 4-6-1
- Jacksonville Jaguars: 3-7
- Las Vegas Raiders: 3-7
- Cleveland Browns: 3-7
- Denver Broncos: 3-7
- Pittsburgh Steelers: 3-7
- Houston Texans: 1-8-1
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- Philadelphia Eagles: 9-1
- Minnesota Vikings: 8-2
- Seattle Seahawks: 6-4
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5-5
- Dallas Cowboys: 7-3
- New York Giants: 7-3
- San Francisco 49ers: 5-4
- Washington Commanders: 6-5
- Atlanta Falcons: 5-6
- Detroit Lions: 4-6
- Arizona Cardinals: 4-6
- Inexperienced Bay Packers: 4-7
- New Orleans Saints: 4-7
- Los Angeles Rams: 3-7
- Carolina Panthers: 3-8
- Chicago Bears: 3-8
The Giants had been embarrassed by the Lions 31-18 on Sunday as quarterback Daniel Jones accomplished 27 of 44 passes for 341 yards and one landing in opposition to two interceptions.
Star operating again Saquon Barkley additionally had a disappointing efficiency, speeding for simply 22 yards on 15 carries. New York’s protection was simply as huge of a problem, because it allowed Lions operating again Jamaal Williams to hurry for 64 yards and three scores.
The Lions totaled 325 yards of offense in Sunday’s win.
That mentioned, the G-Males got a variety of flack for not choosing up one other extensive receiver on the commerce deadline, and the crew’s points within the passing recreation have solely turn out to be extra obvious as they dropped their second recreation of their previous three outings.
The Giants are nonetheless firmly in a playoff spot, however they will be at risk of dropping that place if they do not flip issues round in Week 12 and past. They’ve some powerful matchups arising, together with conferences with the Cowboys and Vikings and two clashes with the Eagles.
The Los Angeles Rams arguably had a extra disappointing efficiency on Sunday, as they fell to the New Orleans Saints 27-20. L.A. additionally misplaced beginning quarterback Matthew Stafford to harm through the recreation.
Stafford accomplished 11 of 18 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns earlier than exiting. His backup, Bryce Perkins, accomplished 5 of his 10 passes for simply 64 yards in aid.
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L.A.’s loss dropped it to 3-7 on the season, and there is now little hope for the defending champs to make the playoffs.
As for the AFC, the Patriots and Jets put collectively one of many extra lackluster video games of the season, however New England got here away with a 10-3 win because of a punt return landing by Marcus Jones with 5 seconds left within the fourth quarter.
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It was a major recreation for either side, because the Patriots now personal the tiebreaker over the Jets because of a season sweep of each matchups between the groups. New England’s win helped it enhance to 6-4 and enter the AFC playoff image because the No. 6 seed.
The Patriots have a tricky schedule remaining with video games in opposition to the Vikings, Miami Dolphins and two conferences with the Buffalo Payments. How New England fares in these remaining video games will issue considerably into whether or not or not it could actually stay within the playoff image.