2022-23 NFL Playoff Image: Updated AFC, NFC Standings After Week 11 SNF | News, results, highlights, stats 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: Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

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We’re halfway through the 2022 NFL season and the playoff picture is starting to take shape, though there could be a lot of movement by Week 17.

There was some exciting action in Week 11, starting with the Tennessee Titans defeating the Green Bay Packers 27-17 on Thursday night football. The win moves the Titans to 7-3 on the season, good for the AFC’s No. 3 seed. The Packers, meanwhile, fell further out of playoff contention in the NFC with a 4-7 record.

Sunday’s slate was highlighted by 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.

The Giants dropped to 7-3, the Rams to 3-7 and the Jets to 6-4 with the losses.

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

AFC playoff picture

  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

NFC Playoff image

  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 one 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 much of a problem as it allowed Lions running back Jamaal Williams to rush for 64 yards and three scores.

The Lions racked up 325 yards of offense in Sunday’s win.

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That said, the G-Men got paid a lot for not picking up another wide receiver at the trade deadline, and the team’s problems in the passing game only became more apparent when they lost their second game in the last three games.

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

The Los Angeles Rams probably had more disappointment on Sunday as they fell to the New Orleans Saints 27-20. LA also came down with an injury during the game for starting quarterback Matthew Stafford.

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.

The loss dropped LA to 3-7 on the season, and there is now little hope for the defending champions to make the playoffs.

As for the AFC, the Patriots and Jets put together one of the most lackluster games of the season, but New England won 10-3 thanks to a Marcus Jones touchdown with five seconds left in the fourth quarter.

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

The Patriots have a tough schedule ahead of them with games against the Vikings, Miami Dolphins and two meetings with the Buffalo Bills. How New England fares in those remaining games will have a big impact on whether it can stay in the playoff picture.

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