The NFL standings heading into Week 12 have the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers, Bengals, Giants, Colts, Broncos, Packers and Cardinals as division leaders in the AFC and NFC. The Panthers are undefeated and the Patriots will try and stay that way Monday, while the Cowboys come in after snapping a losing streak to stay in the postseason chase.
The wild card pictures in the AFC and the NFC are both very crowded and the next couple weeks could be crucial as teams try and stay in the race. The Steelers and Bills are currently in position as wild cards in the AFC, while the Vikings and the Falcons are in the wild card spots for the NFC. The AFC race has the Chiefs, Texans and Jets coming in with five wins each, while the Raiders, Jaguars and Dolphins are alive with four wins coming into Week 12.
The NFC wild card picture has the Vikings in the fifth spot after losing to the Packers, while the Falcons are holding into the sixth spot after a loss to the Colts. The Buccaneers and Seahawks each have five wins coming into next week, while the Redskins, Rams, Eagles, Saints and Bears are all 4-6 and looking to remain in the mix.
The New England Patriots are 9-0 this season and they are looking to get to 10-0 against the Buffalo Bills in the Monday night game in Week 11. The team currently is leading the AFC East division over the Bills, Jets and Dolphins and they are basically a lock to win the division again. The Bengals are leading the AFC North over the Steelers, while the Ravens and the Browns are in the bottom part of the division.
The Indianapolis Colts are leading the weak AFC South along with the Texans at 5-5, while the Jaguars are 4-6 and the Titans are at the bottom with two wins. The AFC West has the Denver Broncos leading at 8-2, but the Kansas City Chiefs are coming on strong at 5-5, while the Raiders and Chargers are next in the standings. The Giants continue to lead the NFC East at 5-5, while the Redskins and Eagles are 4-6 after losses on Sunday. The Dallas Cowboys are now 3-7 after snapping a losing streak and they are trying to remain alive in the race.
The Green Bay Packers lead the NFC North after winning over the Vikings, while Minnesota is second and both teams are 7-3 this season. The Bears are hanging around the wild card race at 4-6, while the Lions are 3-7 this season. The Carolina Panthers lead the Falcons in the NFC South with a 10-0 record, while the Buccaneers and Saints are in the bottom of the division. The NFC West has the Cardinals leading at 8-2, while the Seahawks are 5-5 ahead of the Rams and 49ers.