There’s a lot to like about this year’s AFC playoff picture, with the Patriots and Broncos holding off the AFC West-leading Broncos in the first round.
But there are still plenty of factors that could decide the outcome.
The Texans could be the team to beat, as the team currently has the best record in the division, and they have a chance to do it in their home opener against the Browns.
That being said, the Texans could also be in the driver’s seat in their own division, which has an advantage over the AFC North.
The AFC South has the better record in terms of points per game.
While the Jaguars and Panthers are expected to be better than the Texans this year, it’s still a strong division with a lot of parity.
It’s not like the Panthers are a huge underdog, either, and the Jaguars have to beat a team in the AFC South to make the playoffs.
But they also have the opportunity to do that.
The NFC East is a bit more unpredictable.
The Falcons and Cowboys are expected finish the season tied for the NFC East title, and both teams are coming off two tough losses in Week 2.
The Cowboys could make the postseason by beating the Rams, but the Falcons have to lose to the Redskins and lose to Seattle.
The Redskins could be a playoff contender, but they’ll have to win the division by at least seven points.
The West is another division with lots of parity, but that’s where things get interesting.
The Rams have a solid record in 2016, and have the best chance to win a wild-card spot.
They’ll need to lose two games against the Broncos and Chargers to make it in.
The Chargers have a tough schedule, including games against Dallas, Houston, and San Francisco.
The Broncos will likely be the only team to be favored in the playoffs this year.
The Seahawks, on the other hand, are the favorites in the West and have a very good chance of winning the division.
They should win out in the wild-ball race and finish ahead of the Broncos in total points, which could be enough to make them the clear favorites to make a deep run in the postseason.
The Super Bowl will be held on February 7th.