by JJ Cooper
Every Tuesday we look at all the playoff scenarios with our Predicting The Playoffs feature.
Every week the playoff scenarios get a little bit clearer, but what's remarkable with two weeks to play is how a 10-6 record may mean very little this year. Usually 10-6 is enough to wrap up a playoff spot, and it is this year if you play in a weak division. But if you're aiming for a wild card spot, 10-6 might leave you sitting at home.
But while scenarios are clearer this week than last week, it's still pretty complicated, especially in the wild card races, where four 9-5 AFC teams and three 9-5 wild card contenders in the NFC ensure that there are plenty of tiebreakers to check out.
Probably the most surprising thing that jumped out when running through this week's scenarios is how the Giants could go from a sure-fire No. 1 seed to playing next week to stay out of the first week of the postseason if they lose this week. And Minnesota has gone from a likely January vacation to a shot at a first-round bye.
Predicting the Playoffs: Giants Need to Earn Their First-Round Bye originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:43:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.