NFC Playoff picture (*Updated after week 9)
1st Seed (bye): Atlanta (8-0)
2nd Seed (bye): Chicago (7-1)
3rd Seed: San Francisco (6-2)
4th Seed: New York (6-3)
5th Seed (wildcard): Green Bay (6-3)
6th Seed (wildcard): Seattle (5-4)
Thoughts after week 9…
1- Atlanta - Pretty unlikely they'll lose the #1 seed at this point. As far as an opposition, I don't have any reason to think this team is that good… They've only beaten one team with a winning record: Denver, in week 2, before the Broncos really started to click. At this point they only play one more team with a winning record, New York in week 15. Teams that have a cake walk into the playoff aren't challenged, get over rested(/rusty) after clinching #1 spot and lay a turd in the divisional round. Anyone else feel the same?
2 - Chicago - Here's the thing, although Chicago is #2 at this point, we control our fate at getting a bye because we play them. Not much to say about Chicago at this point, although they look pretty tough and Jay Cutler is, well Jay Cutler. This team is on its way up, but I feel like if the ladder starts to shake, this is the type of team that can fall hard.
4 - New York - What can you really say about this team in the middle of a season….. It's like, you might as well be judging them by there preseason performance. They'll probably stay the 4 seed and we'll probably play them in the NFCCG again…. sigh…. I don't see any NFCE team putting it together to catch them, but I feel they lose 3 or so more games and stick with the 4th seed.
5 - Green Bay - They're starting to click, they already beat Chicago and will be pulling for us to knock the Bears back in a couple weeks. Who knows, week 1 could make the difference in seeding at the end of the year.
6 - Seattle - I see this playoff picture shifting, but the current 1-through-5 seeds still making it. The final wildcard will be up for grabs like usual. IDK, Seattle hanging on to it? Minnesota? Tampa? Arizona? roll a die at this point.