Each week we are going to look at some of the biggest topics in the NFL and decide whether a statement is true or false.
So we’re back again. A bit of a change on the power rankings this year. It’s the same five people. Myself (@djg23), Dave Matthewman (@edwinrumbledove), Dan McLaughlin (@GridironGents), Ross Bell (@RossBell1984) and John Macdonald (@HeelMacca) but we will be ranking the teams every fortnight to go along with the weekly true or false article.
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When: Sunday 11th January, 9.40pm, Sky Sports 1
Current Betting: Packers -1
The two teams come into this game in very different ways. Almost nobody was predicting the Redskins to make the postseason. In fact, most people thought that they would be in the running for the first overall pick in next season’s draft.
New England Patriots will clinch the first seed with a win or a loss for the Broncos and Bengals.
Denver Broncos will clinch the first seed with a win and a Patriots loss. They will secure a first-round bye with a win or a Bengals and Chiefs loss.
A number of teams have now booked their place in the postseason, but here are all the clinching scenarios for week 16 in the NFL.
Teams that have already secured a playoff spot: Patriots and Bengals
New England Patriots secured a first-round bye last week but will clinch home-field advantage with a win.
Just over halfway through the NFL season and teams are moving closer and closer to locking up a spot in the postseason.
Here is a look at some of the best potential matchups from the teams currently occupying the playoff spots.
Game of the Week: Green Bay Packers (6-1) at Carolina Panthers (7-0)
The Carolina Panthers host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in what could well end up being the game that decides the number one seed in the conference.
The International Series went out with a bit of a whimper. The Chiefs destroyed the Lions in the third and final London game of the season.
I didn’t think I would see a performance as bad as the Dolphins vs the Jets again but Detroit may have passed that. Who needs Jamaal Charles when a defence can make Alex Smith look just like him?
2 – Green Bay Packers
The Packers are one of two teams that have a great chance to get to 16-0. The league feels like it is split into a few tiers this season. The top two, the Bengals, the rest of the playoff teams and then a lot of pretty poor teams. The Packers and Patriots make up those top two teams and would be your best bets for an undefeated season.
Heading into week eight we still have five undefeated teams. At least one of those will go this week when the Denver Broncos host the Green Bay Packers.
Both teams come into the game off of a bye week but their paths to 6-0 couldn’t have been much more different. The Packers have looked impressive all season. Aaron Rodgers is once again amongst the favourites for the MVP and the defence has looked great.