Through 11 weeks, the NFL's playoff picture is far from clear. But one thing is: The NFC is the superior conference.
And that's not just because Nathan Peterman plays in the AFC.
In this week's rankings, seven teams in the top 10 come from the NFC. The middle and back-end of the rankings even out, but at the top, one side of the league is stronger than the other.
The bottom line is that a few deserving squads in the NFC will miss out on the postseason. Meanwhile, in the opposite conference, a couple of mediocre ones will be playing in January.
To see who lands where overall in the post-Week 11 breakdown, click the link above or below. You know who No. 32 is, but there was plenty of movement in the other 31 spots.
The Redskins enter Week 12 against the Giants on Thanksgiving looking for a lot of thanks.
The Redskins were up by 15 points with less than 5 minutes to go against the Saints in Week 11. Despite being major underdogs, they thought they had the win in hand.
Then, as D.C. fans have witnessed all too often, everything fell apart.
Even after their terrific Week 9 win in Seattle, the Redskins still probably needed to split the next two against the Vikings and Saints.
It seemed like they had done exactly that, right up until Drew Brees reminded everyone why he's one of the greatest passers in NFL history.
The loss was doubly painful, as everybody's favorite breakout star Chris Thompson suffered a fractured fibula and will undergo season-ending surgery. Thompson has been one of the few bright spots on offense this season, and his loss will be felt by a team clinging to its playoff hopes.
Despite seeing yet another key cog go down with an injury this season, the team will look to bounce back against one of their NFC East rivals. The Giants have been one of the worst teams in the NFL this season, but are coming off a 12-9 win over a quality Chiefs squad, so the Redskins will have to show up ready to play.
On a short week against a division rival, anything can happen. Every game matters, but this is as much of a must-win for the Redskins as it gets. It's Thanksgiving night, and the Redskins will have the stage all to themselves.
Before the Week 12 Redskins-Giants matchup, here's a preview of everything you need to know, including game time, TV channel and live-stream info.
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WEEK 12 Redskins vs. Giants
Who: New York Giants at Washington Redskins
Where: FedEx Field, Landover, MD
What: Week 12 of the 2017 NFL season
When: Thursday, November 23, 8:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: Fubo.TV: Online with no cableTV: fuboTV (Try for free)
Radio: Redskins Radio Network
Betting Odds: According to OddsShark.com, the Washington Redskins are 7.5-point favorites against the New York Giants.
Washington Redskins 2017 Regular Season Schedule:
Week 1 (Sun. 9/10): 30-17 loss vs. Eagles (0-1)
Week 2 (Sun. 9/17): 27-20 win at Rams (1-1)
Week 3 (Sun. 9/24): 27-10 win vs. Raiders (2-1)
Week 4 (Mon. 10/2): 29-20 loss at Chiefs (2-2)
Week 5 (Sun. 10/8): BYE WEEK
Week 6 (Sun. 10/15): 26-24 win vs. 49ers (3-2)
Week 7 (Mon. 10/23): 34-24 loss at Eagles (3-3)
Week 8 (Sun. 10/29): 33-19 loss vs. Cowboys (3-4)
Week 9 (Sun. 11/5): 17-14 win at Seahawks (4-4)
Week 10 (Sun. 11/12): 38-30 loss vs. Vikings (4-5)
Week 11 (Sun. 11/29): 34-31 OT loss at Saints (4-6)
Week 12 (Thurs. 11/23): vs. New York Giants, 8:30 p.m.
Week 13 (Thurs. 11/30): at Dallas Cowboys, 8:25 p.m.
Week 14 (Sun. 12/10): at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m.
Week 15 (Sun. 12/17): vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:00 p.m.
Week 16 (Sun. 12/24): vs. Denver Broncos, 1:00 p.m.
Week 17 (Sun. 12/31): at New York Giants, 1:00 p.m.
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