With just four weeks left to play in the season, you’d think that the NFL playoff picture would be clearing up at this point, but instead, it’s somehow gotten more confusing.
Heading into Week 15, all 14 playoff berths are still up for grabs, which marks just the third time since 1978 that we haven’t seen a single team clinch a playoff berth through 14 weeks.
In the AFC, not only are there three teams tied at 9-4 who are all battling for the top seed, but the wild card race is even crazier with five teams sitting at 7-6, including the current sixth and seventh seeds (Colts and Bills).
In the NFC, we have the same situation, there are three teams battling for the top seed who all currently have the same record while there are also five teams sitting at 6-7, including the team that currently holds the seventh-seed (Washington).
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To help you make sense of all the chaos, we’re going to project the 14 teams that are going to make the playoffs. The projections are based on data from number-cruncher Stephen Oh of SportsLine.com. Oh plugged some numbers into his SportsLine computer and simulated the rest of the NFL season, and using those numbers, not only were we able to figure out the…