Week 10 of the 2019 NFL schedule is now officially in the books and the NFL playoff picture is starting to get very interesting!
Following the Seattle Seahawks 27-24 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night, Seattle, along with the Pittsburgh Steelers are the epitome of proving that the path to the playoffs is a race – not a sprint.
Steelers, Seahawks marching on
Just three weeks ago, not many experts were talking postseason hopes when it came to the Steelers and Seahawks. Fast forward three games and these two teams have been on fire.
Pittsburgh won their fourth game in a row after beating the Los Angeles Rams 17-12.
No Big Ben? No Antonio Brown? No Le’Veon Bell? No problem!
The Steelers have jumped from 1-4 to 5-4 and in the thick of things in the AFC North. It may be hard to catch the red hot Baltimore Ravens, but right now the Steelers are feeling pretty good about themselves compared to just three weeks ago.
Pittsburgh went from dead in the water to the No. 6 seed in the AFC. Doubting a team gives them motivation. The Steelers thrive on those types of situations. If they get into the playoffs, they will be one tough team to face.
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— Sports Odds Daily (@Sportsoddsdaily) November 12, 2019
The same can be said for the Seahawks. Russell Wilson continues to get in done it Seattle. Wilson and the Seahawks handed the 49ers their first loss of the season on Monday evening and in doing so pulled themselves within one game of first place in the NFC West.
The Seahawks currently hold the No. 5 seed in the NFC postseason race, despite having an impressive 8-2 record.
Chiefs look mortal
The Kansas Chiefs are a great team, but this season being great may not be enough to keep up with the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens.
The Chiefs defense is giving up too many big plays and Patrick Mahomes has looked, well, human. Mahomes has suffered from injuries as well, but even before the reigning MVP missed 2 games, something just hasn’t looked right.
Overall they just don’t have that dominating look they had in 2018. That doesn’t mean they won’t regain it or do well in the playoffs if they make it in.
So far the Chiefs don’t look anything like a Super Bowl contender.
Here is a look at the current NFL playoff seeds, standings and Super Bowl odds as of November 12.
- New England – East — 8-1-0 (5/2)
- Baltimore – North — 7-2-0 (6/1)
- Houston – South — 6-3-0 (20/1)
- Kansas City – West — 6-4-0 (12/1)
- Buffalo – East — 6-3-0 (80/1)
- Pittsburgh – North — 5-4-0 (80/1)
- San Francisco – West — 8-1-0 (9/2)
- Green Bay – North — 8-2-0 (10/1)
- New Orleans – South — 7-2-0 (6/1)
- Dallas – East — 5-4-0 (40/1)
- Seattle – West — 8-2-0 (30/1)
- Minnesota – North — 7-3-0 (14/1)