NFL playoff picture 2022-23: Updated AFC, NFC standings after Week 11 SNF | News, scores, highlights, stats, and rumors
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We’re halfway through the 2022 NFL season, and the playoff picture is starting to take shape, though there could be a lot of movement come Week 17.
Week 11 featured some exciting action, and it started with the Tennessee Titans defeating the Green Bay Packers 27-17. Thursday night football. The win moved the Titans to 7-3 on the season, good for the No. 3 seed in the AFC. The Packers, meanwhile, fell further out of playoff contention in the NFC with a 4-7 record.
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 drop to 7-3, the Rams to 3-7 and the Jets to 6-4.
There are still plenty of games to go, but let’s take a look at the current playoff picture:
AFC Playoffs Pictures
- Kansas City Chiefs: 8-2
- Miami Dolphins: 7-3
- Tennessee Titans: 7-3
- Baltimore Ravens: 7-3
- Buffalo Bills: 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
NFC playoff picture
- 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
- Green Bay Packers: 4-7
- New Orleans Saints: 4-7
- Los Angeles Rams: 3-7
- Carolina Panthers: 3-8
- Chicago Bears: 3-8
The Giants were embarrassed by the Lions 31-18 on Sunday as quarterback Daniel Jones completed 27 of 44 passes for 341 yards and a touchdown against two interceptions.
Star running back Saquon Barkley also had a disappointing performance, rushing for just 22 yards on 15 carries. New York’s defense was a big problem, as it allowed Lions running back Jamal Williams to rush for 64 yards and three scores.
The Lions totaled 325 yards of offense in Sunday’s win.
That said, the G-Men received a lot of flack for not acquiring another wide receiver at the trade deadline, and the team’s problems in the passing game became more apparent as they dropped their second game in their past three outings.
The Giants are still firmly in a playoff spot, but if they don’t make some changes in Week 12 and beyond, they’ll be in danger of losing that spot. They have some tough matchups coming up, including meetings with the Cowboys and Vikings and two clashes with the Eagles.
The Los Angeles Rams had arguably the more disappointing performance on Sunday, as they fell to the New Orleans Saints 27-20. LA also lost starting quarterback Matthew Stafford to an injury during the game.
Stafford completed 11 of 18 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns before leaving. His backup, Bryce Perkins, completed five of his 10 passes for just 64 yards in relief.
LA’s loss drops it to 3-7 on the season, and the defending champions now have little hope of making the playoffs.
As for the AFC, the Patriots and Jets combined for one of their weaker games of the season, but Marcus Jones’ punt return touchdown with five seconds left in the fourth quarter led New England to a 10–3 win.
It was a significant game for both sides, as the Patriots now own the tiebreaker over the Jets. New England’s win helps it improve to 6-4 and enter the AFC playoff picture as the No. 6 seed.
The Patriots have a tough schedule remaining with games against the Vikings, Miami Dolphins and two meetings with the Buffalo Bills. How New England fares in those remaining games will factor significantly into whether it can stay in the playoff picture.
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