Week 12 is here, meaning only five weeks are left the 20

Week 12 is here, meaning only five weeks are left the 20

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Week 12is here,meaning only fiveweeks are leftthe 2020 NFL regular season after this. Every win becomes a lot more important in trying to lock down division titles or wild-card berths to get into the playoffs, while every lo s can furtherdash those hopes.The postseason field expandingby one team each in the AFC and the NFC to a total of 14 has broughtmore teams into realistic contention over the closing stretch. Based on the current standings, here's an updated look at what each conference tournament would look like if the playoffs started now:WEEK 12 NFL PICKS:| NFL standings for Week 12AFC playoff pictureWho would be in? 1. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-0), first place, AFC North. The Steelers have a precarious one-game lead over the Chiefs for the top seed and the lone bye. They have a very favorable schedule ahead followingtheir win over the Jaguars in Week 11. They lead the Browns by threee games and the Ravens by five games in the division, with head-to-head tiebreakers against both teams. Remaining schedule: vs. WSH, at BUF, at CIN, vs. IND, at CLE2. Charles Woodson Jersey Kansas City Chiefs (10-1), first place, AFC West. The Chiefs got a much-needed Week 11 road win after their bye to avenge their Week 5 home lo s to the Raiders. They followed that with a strong road win over the Buccaneers in Week 12. The race for the No. 1 seed between them and the Steelers willprobably come down to the wirewith anothertough road game against an NFC South team left.Remaining schedule: vs. DEN, at MIA, at NO, vs. ATL, vs. LAC3. Tenne see Titans (8-3), firstplace, AFC South.The Titans followed up their ma sive win over the Ravens in Week 11 with a monster division victory over the Colts to even the season series in Week 12 and also take back first place in the division.The Titans also have a win over the Bills, which allows them to jump up here Tim Brown Jersey .Remaining schedule: vs. CLE, at JAX, vs. DET, at GB, at HOU4. Buffalo Bills (8-3), first place, AFC East. The Bills, with their win over the Chargers, maintained afull-game lead over the Dolphins and a three-game lead over the Patriotsin the divisionafter all three teams won in Week 12. They also beat the Dolphins and Patriots in their first meetings and thushold the current tiebreakers. Lo ses to the Chiefs and Titans hurt the Bills'potential seeding, but they do get a shot at the Steelers at home. Remaining schedule: at SF, vs. PIT, at DEN, at NE, vs. MIA5. Cleveland Browns (8-3), second place, AFC North.The Browns continued to strengthen their wild-card position with a tough road victory over the Jaguars andhelp from the Raiders and Colts losing.The Browns lost to the Raiders but beat the Colts. They do not play the Dolphins but play the Ravens and Steelers again. They have another tough test against the Titans next week.Remaining schedule: at TEN, vs. BAL, at NYG, at NYJ, vs. PIT6. Miami Dolphins (7-4), second place, AFC East. The Dolphins took care of sweeping the Jets to remain one game behind the Bills in the division and jump into the second wild-card spot ahead of the losing Colts, over whom they have a conference record tiebreaker, and the Raiders, who were upset by the Falcons. They also moved up a half-game on the Ravens and made sure to stay two ahead of the winning Patriots. Remaining schedule: vs. CIN. vsKC. vs. NE, at LV, at BUF7. Indianapolis Colts (7-4), second place, AFC South. The Colts lost their hold on the division when they were shellackedby the Titans at home in Week 12. They'restill in playoff position with the Raiders also losing,but they would fall out of it with a Ravens win Tuesday; the Colts lost to the Ravensat home in Week 9.The Dolphins and Ravens have winning conference records; the Colts do not.Remaining schedule: at HOU, Howie Long Jersey at LV, vs. HOU, at PIT, vsJAXWho can get there? 8. Las Vegas Raiders (6-5)9. Baltimore Ravens(6-5)The Ravens, COVID-19 outbreak and all, mi sed abig opportunity against the Steelers to get into playoff position, thanks to the Titans to whomthey lost jumping into the division lead and the Colts whom they beat falling into the final wild-card spot. The Raiders suffered a tough lo s to the Falcons, a big blow to their once strong wild-card hopes.Who's likely out? 10. New England Patriots(5-6)11. Denver Broncos (4-7)12. Houston Texans (4-7)13. Los Angeles Chargers(3-8)14. Cincinnati Bengals (2-8-1)Who's out 15. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-10)16. New York Jets (0-11)The Broncos are still out of luck despite beating the Dolphins in Week 11. The Patriots wasted their Ravens victory with a lo s to the Texans and the Cardinals win helps only a little. The Chargers can keep thinking about Peyton Barber Jersey what might have been with Justin Herbert after all their close lo ses. The Texans dug themselves too deep of a hole before the win over the Lions. The Bengals are done with their latest lo s and Joe Burrow hurt.The Jets can now fully focus on edging the Jaguars for the No. 1 pick in the draft.MORE: NFC playoff picture The referenced media source is mi sing and needs to be re-embedded.Who would be in? 1. New Orleans Saints (9-2), first place, NFC South.The Saints continued their march back to the top of the NFC behind Taysom Hill with their Week 12 walkover in Denver.Their sparkling conference record (now 7-1) is a big a set after their Week 11 thrashing of the Falcons. They need to stay ahead of the Packers because they lose the head-to-head tiebreaker otherwise. They are strong favoritesto hold this seed for home-field advantage and the lone bye. Remaining schedule: at ATL, at Willie Brown Jersey PHI, vs. KC, vs. MIN, at CAR2. Seattle Seahawks (8-3), firstplace, NFC West.The Seahawks jumped back up here from the top wild-card spot after the Rams, who beat them in Week 10, lost to the 49ers a second time and the Cardinals lost to the Patriots on Sunday. The Seahawks beat the Eagles to stay here and also jumped the Packers with the strength-of-victory tiebreaker. They have a very favorable slate ahead to finish on top and try to push the Saints.Remaining schedule:vs. NYG, vs. NYJ, at WSH, vs. LAR, at SF3. Green Bay Packers (8-3), first place, NFC North.The Packers hold a three-game division leadover the Bears and Vikingsafter beating the Bears on Sunday night at Lambeau Field. The Packers can stillsweep the Bears and have already split with the Vikings. The Week 11 lo s to the Colts hurtbecause it dropped them from No. 1.They also need to root for the Rams andSeahawkstofade so they can work to ge