The NFL playoff picture is getting clearer week by week. There are teams like the Patriots, Steelers, Vikings and Eagles racing towards first-round byes as the regular season winds down. All of those teams are just about sure bets to reach the postseason.
There are still division races and, of course, wild-card races still up in the air. Right now, the Rams are on top of the NFC West, but AccuScore predictions show that the Seahawks will edge out L.A. to take the division title, home-field advantage and a spot in the wild-card round.
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The Titans nearly stumbled in Indianapolis but found their footing with their pass rush and rushing attack. They are strong on both lines, and that strength doesn’t go into slumps this time of year. Week 17 is trending toward being the de facto AFC South title game.
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But Le’Veon Bell would like some touchdown love, too. Forget all that road woe stuff with Pittsburgh; Cincinnati isn’t a very good team. The Killer Bs will keep buzzing in prime time, and the Pittsburgh defense will create a nightmare for Andy Dalton.
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