Week 13 in the NFL gave us plenty to talk about including a statement win by the San Francisco 49ers. As we head into week 14 it’s time to take a look at the current playoff picture and how the teams are stacking up for the stretch run. Below you will find our playoff picture as of today which includes Super Bowl favorites and contenders. Let’s point out some of the highlights from our rankings and predictions.
Clear Super Bowl Favorite
The San Francisco 49ers separated themselves as Super Bowl favorites after an impressive win at Philly. This team is now fully healthy and put the NFC on notice with an impressive offensive performance. After a tough start and back-to-back punts, Brock Purdy and the 49ers offense reeled off 6 straight touchdowns. To put it simply the Eagles had no answers on defense as they were gashed time and again by Deebo Samuel.
It’s not time to panic yet for the Eagles as they are still in line for the #1 seed but they need to fix their secondary issues. Also, keep in mind Philadelphia was coming off an emotional overtime victory against the Bills. You could see as the game went on the Eagles had tired legs. Don’t be surprised if these two teams meet again in the NFC Championship game and this time it could be out West instead of in Philly.
Teams Making a Playoff Push
Several teams are making a push for the playoffs as potential wild cards. You have to be impressed by what Jordan Love is doing in Green Bay. After a slow start to the season Love and the Packers offense is really coming alive. The Packers had an impressive victory at home on Sunday night vs. the defending Super Bowl champs. Love once again shined as he threw for 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. If the Packers keep this up they will be a dangerous team come playoff time.
In the AFC, the Houston Texans continued their surprising season with a statement win vs. the Broncos. Denver was one of the hottest teams in the NFL but Houston’s defense was able to stifle Russell Wilson with a game-sealing interception. These two teams are poised to make the playoffs and could be dangerous come playoff time. For the Broncos you really have to be impressed with their defensive turnaround.