Predicting the NFL Playoff Field

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Without the benefit of polls or sabermetrics, here’s my prediction as to how the playoff field will look with five weeks left in the regular season. When I did this for Patriots-Oakland-Raiders-postseason-predictions last season after Week 10, I nailed the exact seeding for six teams — including the top four NFC spots — and postseason berths for two others. I whiffed on my picks for the other four squads (serves me write for banking on perennial heartbreakers like Dallas and Oakland).

Not 100-percent perfect, but hey — not even Nate Silver was in November.

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