NFL teams are midway into the season, which also means that playoff season is nearby.
Last season the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots made it to Super Bowl LI.
In the second quarter of the game, the Falcons scored three touchdowns, making the score 21-3.
The Patriots went on to score 19 points in the fourth quarter, tying the Falcons at 28, and pushing the game to overtime.
The Patriots scored a touchdown and six points were added to the scoreboard for a final score of 34-28 in favor of New England, making them the Super Bowl Champions.
The 2017 NFL regular season is at the halfway point, and the Patriots are in the lead in the American Football Conference (AFC) East division with a record of 6-2. They finished last season with a 14-2 record, an NFL best.
As for the Falcons, they are in third place in the National Football Conference (NFC) South division with a 4-4 record. They finished the regular season last year with a record of 11-5.
The Seattle Seahawks moved to second with a 5-3 in the NFC West division. The Seahawks finished last season with a record of 10-5.
The Rams are making quite the turn around from last season’s 4-12 record as their current record sits at 6-2, putting them in first.
“I think since we are so young, we are going to hit a rough path later in the season, ultimately not making the playoffs,” said Los Angeles Rams fan, Kyle Gruendyke. “But we will finish with a winning record and high expectations for the next year.”
The NFC South, New Orleans Saints are in the lead with a record of 6-2. The Carolina Panthers are right behind the Saints at 6-3.
Both the Saints and Panthers seem to be fairing better this season compared to their 2016 records of 7-9 and 6-10, respectively.
The Minnesota Vikings are in first place at 6-2, in the NFC North. The Green Bay Packers are in second with a record of 4-3, as of Nov. 5. The Vikings finished 8-8 last season while the Packers finished 10-6, earning them a playoff spot.
For the NFC East division, the Philadelphia Eagles are in first place in the entire league, as well at 8-1.
“Eagles are in first place and since we’re 8-1, we’re going to make the playoffs for sure,” said Eddie Perez, an Eagles fanatic.
The Dallas Cowboys are second in the NFC East at 5-3. Last season, Philadelphia finished in last place with a 7-9 record while the Cowboys finished in first with a 13-3 record.
The AFC North Pittsburgh Steelers are in the lead with a 6-2 record. They finished in first last season with an 11-5 record and a playoff spot.
The Tennessee Titans are tied for first in the AFC South with the Jacksonville Jaguars, as both teams have a record of 5-3. The Titans finished last season with a 9-7 record.
The Jaguars are already off to a much more promising season after last year’s 3-13 finish.
The AFC West Kansas City Chiefs are in first at 6-3. Up next, are the Oakland Raiders with a record of 4-5. The Chiefs finished last season tied for first with the Raiders with a record of 12-4.
As of Nov. 6, the Steelers and Patriots own the top playoff spots in the AFC. In the wildcard spots are the Jaguars, Chiefs, Bills and Titans.
The Dolphins and Ravens are close behind with time left to shake up the standings.
In the NFC, the Eagles and Saints are at the top. The Panthers, Cowboys, Vikings and Rams sit in the four wild card spots.
The Seahawks and Packers are in the hunt as well.
The playoffs start Jan. 6, 2018, with four wild card games. The playoffs continue through Feb. 4 when Super Bowl LII is played in Minnesota at the home of the Minnesota Vikings.