Confused about the NFL playoff picture? Have we got a site for you!
If you’re like most NFL fans, things start to get pretty confusing around this time of year. The playoff picture can get increasingly convoluted over the final weeks of the regular season, and you often find yourself not knowing who to cheer for on any given weekend. When trying to factor in tiebreakers and all of the mathematical implications of each game, it can start to make your head hurt.
Well, in our continuing effort to bring you the finest in lazy-man’s NFL news and info, we proudly present PlayoffStatus.com. This site gives you the current playoff picture in each conference, along with probabilities to make the post-season for each club. You also get magic numbers, a list of important games for each weekend, playoff clinching scenarios etc. It’s all presented in a fairly straightforward way that pretty much anyone with a high school education should be able to understand it.
Simply click on either AFC/NFC to find your favorite team, click on the team name, and then go to “What If” in the left navigation. You’ll see the best & worst scenarios for each team’s playoff chances, so you can easily figure out who you should be rooting for in this weekend’s games. In addition, there is an “Important Games” section for each conference that ranks each game based on their playoff implications. For Instance, for this upcoming weekend’s games, these are the top three games in the league, as rated by their Playoff Importance Factor (# in bold):
Bears (9-3) vs Patriots (10-2): 161
Steelers (9-3) vs Bengals (2-10): 113
Lions (2-10) vs Packers (8-4): 106
Pretty cool, really. Go ahead … visit the site. Take a look around. You can thank us later.