With the week 16 games coming to an end on Tuesday, we have just one week left to learn which 12 teams will play in the 2011 NFL Playoffs. There are five AFC teams and three NFC teams that have already clinched their spots, leading many fans to be very excited about what’s to come.
There are two divisions that still don’t have a team in the playoffs yet, with the AFC South and NFC West yet to decide which team wants that division the most. An interesting scenario in the West has led to a St. Louis vs. Seattle week 17 game that will decide which team represents the division in the NFC Playoffs.
Once the teams are in, the wild card round of games begins on Jan. 8. The following weekend will be the Divisional Playoffs; leading us to the AFC Championship Game and NFC Championship Game on Jan. 23. Then on Feb. 6, Super Bowl XLV will be played in Dallas, providing us with the name of the next Super Bowl winner.