Nov 10, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; General view of the NFL shield logo at midfield at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Standings Week 15: Divisional races become closer


Things got interesting as the NFL season inched closer to the end. In the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles lost giving the Dallas Cowboys an opportunity to catch them but they blew a 23-point lead to the Green Bay Packers.

The Chicago Bears moved into first place in the NFC North. If the Detroit Lions win on Monday Night Football, they’ll reclaim the spot. The NFC South stayed put as far as first and second place, but the Carolina Panthers won to pull even with the New Orleans Saints at 10-4 and set up an exciting end of season race. The Saints get the nod over the Panthers in head-to-head.

In the NFC West, the Seattle Seahawks are still in first by two games and the San Francisco 49ers is clinging to a Wild Card berth.

In the AFC East, the Miami Dolphins got a win over the New England Patriots to narrow the gap to two games. The Cincinnati Bengals lost on Sunday and a Baltimore Ravens win on Monday Night Football would narrow that gap to one game.

The Indianapolis Colts have already clinched the AFC South.

The Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs are level at 11-3, but the Broncos get the top spot based on head-to-head. Could be a down to the wire finish in that division as well.

Here is a look at the current NFL standings, via ESPN.com:

National Football Conference
NFC EAST W L T PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK
Philadelphia 8 6 0 .571 3-4-0 5-2-0 3-2-0 7-3-0 364 349 +15 Lost 1
Dallas 7 7 0 .500 5-2-0 2-5-0 4-0-0 6-4-0 393 385 +8 Lost 2
NY Giants 5 9 0 .357 3-4-0 2-5-0 2-3-0 4-6-0 251 357 -106 Lost 2
Washington 3 11 0 .214 2-5-0 1-6-0 0-4-0 1-9-0 305 434 -129 Lost 6
NFC NORTH W L T PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK
Chicago 8 6 0 .571 5-2-0 3-4-0 2-3-0 4-6-0 406 391 +15 Won 2
Detroit 7 6 0 .538 4-2-0 3-4-0 4-1-0 6-4-0 346 321 +25 Lost 1
Green Bay 7 6 1 .536 4-2-1 3-4-0 2-2-1 5-5-1 353 362 -9 Won 2
Minnesota 4 9 1 .321 4-3-0 0-6-1 1-3-1 3-7-1 363 425 -62 Won 1
NFC SOUTH W L T PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK
New Orleans 10 4 0 .714 7-0-0 3-4-0 4-0-0 8-2-0 359 270 +89 Lost 1
Carolina 10 4 0 .714 6-1-0 4-3-0 3-1-0 7-3-0 328 208 +120 Won 1
Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 3-5-0 1-5-0 1-4-0 2-8-0 258 324 -66 Lost 1
Atlanta 4 10 0 .286 3-4-0 1-6-0 1-4-0 3-7-0 309 388 -79 Won 1
NFC WEST W L T PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK
x - Seattle 12 2 0 .857 6-0-0 6-2-0 3-1-0 9-1-0 380 205 +175 Won 1
San Francisco 10 4 0 .714 5-2-0 5-2-0 4-1-0 7-3-0 349 228 +121 Won 4
Arizona 9 5 0 .643 6-1-0 3-4-0 1-3-0 5-5-0 342 291 +51 Won 2
St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 4-3-0 2-5-0 1-4-0 3-7-0 316 324 -8 Won 1
American Football Conference
AFC EAST W L T PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK
New England 10 4 0 .714 7-0-0 3-4-0 3-2-0 7-3-0 369 311 +58 Lost 1
Miami 8 6 0 .571 4-3-0 4-3-0 2-2-0 7-3-0 310 296 +14 Won 3
NY Jets 6 8 0 .429 5-2-0 1-6-0 2-3-0 3-7-0 246 367 -121 Lost 1
Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 3-4-0 2-5-0 2-2-0 4-6-0 300 354 -54 Won 1
AFC NORTH W L T PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK
Cincinnati 9 5 0 .643 6-0-0 3-5-0 2-3-0 7-4-0 354 274 +80 Lost 1
Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 6-1-0 1-5-0 3-2-0 6-4-0 278 261 +17 Won 3
Pittsburgh 6 8 0 .429 4-3-0 2-5-0 3-2-0 5-6-0 321 332 -11 Won 1
Cleveland 4 10 0 .286 3-5-0 1-5-0 2-3-0 3-7-0 288 362 -74 Lost 5
AFC SOUTH W L T PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK
z - Indianapolis 9 5 0 .643 5-2-0 4-3-0 5-0-0 7-3-0 338 319 +19 Won 1
Tennessee 5 9 0 .357 2-5-0 3-4-0 0-4-0 4-6-0 326 355 -29 Lost 3
Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 1-6-0 3-4-0 3-1-0 4-6-0 221 399 -178 Lost 1
Houston 2 12 0 .143 1-6-0 1-6-0 1-4-0 2-8-0 253 375 -122 Lost 12
AFC WEST W L T PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK
x - Denver 11 3 0 .786 7-1-0 4-2-0 4-1-0 7-3-0 535 372 +163 Lost 1
x - Kansas City 11 3 0 .786 5-2-0 6-1-0 2-3-0 7-3-0 399 255 +144 Won 2
San Diego 7 7 0 .500 3-3-0 4-4-0 2-2-0 4-6-0 343 311 +32 Won 2
Oakland 4 10 0 .286 3-4-0 1-6-0 1-3-0 4-6-0 295 393 -98 Lost 4

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