Week 12 playoff picture projections

Editor's note: After each week of the NFL regular season, Pete Prisco will update his predictions for which teams will make the playoffs, ranked in order by seed.


Playoff picture projections: Week 12


AFC

1. Houston Texans (South champion)
2. New England Patriots (East champion)
3. Baltimore Ravens (North champion)
4. Denver Broncos (West champion)
5. Indianapolis Colts (wild card No. 1)
6. Cincinnati Bengals (wild card No. 2)

NFC

1. Atlanta Falcons (South champion)
2. San Francisco 49ers (West champion)
3. New York Giants (East champion)
4. Green Bay Packers (North champion)
5. Chicago Bears (wild card No. 1)
6. Seattle Seahawks (wild card No. 2)


Keep an eye on the Bengals. Here they come. They are playing as well as any team in their division, Ravens included.

It will be a tough game Sunday at San Diego, but they have a real chance to be a playoff team.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. When he's not watching game tape, you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an... Full Bio

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