The Cowboys gave their playoff hopes a big boost by beating the Saints
12-05-2018, 05:58 AM,
The Cowboys gave their playoff hopes a big boost by beating the Saints
on Thursday night. And they boosted the Rams as well.The Rams have leapfrogged the Saints and moved into the top spot in the NFC after New Orleans lost at Dallas. Although the Saints own the head-to-head tiebreaker and will earn the top seed if the two teams finish tied , the Rams are now a half game ahead of the Saints heading into Week 13.Here’s how the playoff picture looks after Thursday night:LEADERS1. Rams (10-1): They have an easy schedule the rest of the way, starting with Sunday at Detroit, so they have a good chance of finishing ahead of the Saints in the standings.2. Saints (10-2): Still the favorites to earn a bye week, but now they have an uphill climb to home-field advantage.3. Bears (8-3): The inside track to the No. 3 seed, but can they catch the Saints for a bye?4. Cowboys (7-5): Now owns sole possession of first place in the NFC East.5. Vikings (6-4-1): If they keep winning, they maintain a half-game lead in the wild card race.6. Washington (6-5): Owns the wild card tiebreaker over Seattle based on NFC record, and over Carolina based on head-to-head.OUTSIDE LOOKING IN7. Seahawks (6-5): Has the tiebreaker over Carolina thanks to Sunday’s head-to-head win.8. Panthers (6-5): Two straight losses in games they easily could have won have severely hurt their playoff chances.9. Eagles (5-6)Tongueulling out the comeback win against the Giants means they’re not dead yet in the NFC East.10. Packers (4-6-1): When they signed Aaron Rodgers to his huge new contract they thought they’d be playoff contenders for years to come. In Year One of the contract Corey Peters Jersey , they’re not.11. Falcons (4-7): Their Thanksgiving loss was the final nail in the coffin.12. Buccaneers (4-7): Jameis Winston‘s best game of the season was too little, too late.13. Lions (4-7): Their Thanksgiving loss was the final nail in the coffin.14. Giants (3-8): Stuck in last place in the NFC East.15. Cardinals (2-9): Swept the 49ers for their only two wins of the season.16. 49ers (2-9): The worst team in the NFC. We are onto the 2019 NFL Draft.No, we are not done covering the Arizona Cardinals, but with the reality that the Arizona Cardinals are more likely to be fighting for the top pick as opposed to a playoff spot we will begin to dial in on where the Cardinals will be picking along with the players who fit the needs of the current coaching staff, until that changes.For now, it will be day one and probable day two talents we focus on, and if you want to know more Authentic Deone Bucannon Jersey , well feel free to ask.Let’s get started on games to watch today.#2 Clemson at Florida State, 9am Arizona Time, ABCWe talked about Clemson’s trio of Clemson has cornerback Trayvon Mullen, defensive end Clelin Ferrell and defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, but the Seminoles have defensive ends Brian Burns as well.#9 Florida at #7 Georgia, 12:30pm, CBSThe Bulldogs of Georgia have one of the better cornerback prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft in Denadre Baker Youth Chandler Jones Jersey , who could be an intriguing late day one early day two type.#18 Iowa at #17 Penn State, 12:30pm, ESPNThe Iowa Hawkeyes have a tight end who would be a fantastic fit for the Arizona Cardinals or any NFL team in Noah Fant, cost is the question.For the Nittany Lions of Penn State, a day two interior offensive line prospect to know is Connor McGovern.#14 Washington State at #24 Stanford, 4pm, Pac12 NetworkWhile Bryce Love may still be the top draw , if the Cardinals draft another running back high fans may lose their mind.So, the best prospect for the Cardinals may be Cardinal wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, who could be a nice top of round two fit.A couple more names to know from the Cardinal are interior linemen Jesse Burkett and Nate Herbig, as well as tight end Kaden Smith.Who will you be watching today?
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