The NFL won’t close out Week 15 until Tuesday night thanks to the Washington-Eagles and Seahawks-Rams movement to Tuesday. In the meantime we’ve still got a pretty good idea of how the NFL divisions are shaping up with the games played so far.
Sunday brought a mammoth upset as the Lions stunned the Cardinals at Ford Field. Detroit is not going anywhere this year, but that win is a big morale-builder. Meanwhile, Arizona could drop into a tie for first with the Rams after that loss if LA beats Seattle on Tuesday. Arizona holds the division record tiebreaker edge.
The Titans had a chance to clinch the AFC South coming into Week 15, but a Colts win meant that wasn’t happening. And then the Titans went and lost to Pittsburgh on Sunday to reinforce that.
The Bills beat the Panthers on Sunday and that coupled with the Patriots Saturday loss to the Colts moves Buffalo to within a game of New England in the AFC East. Those two face off in Week 16 with the Patriots in position to clinch the division with a win.
Over in the NFC East, the Cowboys thumped the Giants 21-6. They need some specific help to clinch the division, but even if they don’t this week, it will happen sooner than later.
Below are the eight divisional standings, along with some quick thoughts about each division after 15 weeks of football. The week is officially a wrap.
- Tennessee Titans, 9-5
- Indianapolis Colts, 8-6
- Houston Texans, 3-11 — eliminated
- Jacksonville Jaguars, 2-11 — eliminated
- Green Bay Packers, 11-3
- Minnesota Vikings, 7-7
- Chicago Bears, 4-10 — eliminated
- Detroit Lions, 2-11-1 — eliminated