NFL Playoffs 2022-23 Image: Updated AFC and NFC Standings After Week 11 SNF | News, results, highlights, statistics and rumors

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 20: Damien Harris #37 of the New England Patriots carries the ball against the New York Jets during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

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We’re past the halfway point of the 2022 NFL season, and the playoff picture is starting to take shape, though there could be plenty of movement by the time Week 17 rolls around.

Week 11 saw exciting action, and it began with the Tennessee Titans defeating the Green Bay Packers 27-17 on Thursday night football. The win moved the Titans to 7-3 on the season, good for the AFC’s No. 3 seed. Meanwhile, the Packers moved further away from playoff contention in the NFC with a 4-7 record.

Sunday’s slate featured 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 fell to 7-3, the Rams fell to 3-7, and the Jets fell to 6-4.

There are still more games to come, but let’s take a look at the current playoff picture:

Image of the AFC playoffs

  1. Kansas City Chiefs: 8-2
  2. Miami Dolphins: 7-3
  3. Tennessee Titans: 7-3
  4. Baltimore Ravens: 7-3
  5. Buffalo Bills: 7-3
  6. New England Patriots: 6-4
  7. Cincinnati Bengals: 6-4
  8. New York Jets: 6-4
  9. Los Angeles Chargers: 5-5
  10. Indianapolis Colts: 4-6-1
  11. Jacksonville Jaguars: 3-7
  12. Las Vegas Raiders: 3-7
  13. Cleveland Browns: 3-7
  14. Denver Broncos: 3-7
  15. Pittsburgh Steelers: 3-7
  16. Houston Texans: 1-8-1

Image of the NFC playoffs

  1. Philadelphia Eagles: 9-1
  2. Minnesota Vikings: 8-2
  3. Seattle Seahawks: 6-4
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5-5
  5. Dallas Cowboys: 7-3
  6. New York Giants: 7-3
  7. San Francisco 49ers: 5-4
  8. Washington Commanders: 6-5
  9. Atlanta Falcons: 5-6
  10. Detroit Lions: 4-6
  11. Arizona Cardinals: 4-6
  12. Green Bay Packers: 4-7
  13. New Orleans Saints: 4-7
  14. Los Angeles Rams: 3-7
  15. Carolina Panthers: 3-8
  16. 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 just as big of a problem, allowing Lions running back Jamaal Williams to rush for 64 yards and three scores.

The Lions totaled 325 yards of offense in Sunday’s victory.

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That said, the G-Men took a lot of flak for not taking another wide receiver at the trade deadline, and the team’s problems in the passing game have only become more apparent as they lost their second game in their last three. Departures.

The Giants are still firmly in a playoff spot, but they will be in danger of losing that position if they don’t turn things around in Week 12 and beyond. Some tough matchups lie ahead, including meetings with the Cowboys and Vikings and two matchups with the Eagles.

Arguably, the Los Angeles Rams had a more disappointing performance on Sunday, as they fell to the New Orleans Saints 27-20. LA also lost starting quarterback Matthew Stafford to 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.

Losing LA cut it to 3-7 on the season, and now there’s little hope of the defending champions making the playoffs.

As for the AFC, the Patriots and Jets put together one of the most mediocre games of the season, but New England pulled out a 10-3 victory thanks to a Marcus Jones punt return touchdown run with five seconds remaining in the last quarter.

It was a significant game for both sides, as the Patriots now hold the tiebreaker over the Jets thanks to a season sweep of both matchups between the teams. The win helped New England improve to 6-4 and enter the AFC playoff picture as the No. 6 seed.

The Patriots have a tough schedule left with games against the Vikings, Miami Dolphins and two meetings with the Buffalo Bills. How New England fares in those remaining games will be a significant factor in whether or not it can stay in the playoff picture.

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