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If the season ended today -- Playoff bracket after week 5

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The Giants are leading the division, so they would be in the playoffs if the season ended today. But where are they seeded?

Dwayne Harris and the Giants are full-speed ahead right now
Dwayne Harris and the Giants are full-speed ahead right now
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After battling back from an 0-2 hole, the New York Giants find themselves in control the NFC East. Sunday's win, combined with losses by Dallas and Washington has vaulted the Giants up from the playoff fringe and into the post-season.

What other changes has another week of NFL action brought?

Let's find out.

As last time, the teams will be seeded from 1 to 32, and divided into five tiers. Obviously, division leaders automatically get into the playoffs, and ties will be broken by division record and net point differential. We'll also be including the team's odds of making the playoffs, according to Teamrankings.com

First Round Bye

1) New England Patriots (5-0, 1-0) +73 net points, 97.5% chance to make playoffs

2) Green Bay Packers (5-0, 1-0) +56 net points, 97.7% chance to make playoffs

3) Cincinnati Bengals (5-0, 1-0) +47 net points, 90.3% chance to make playoffs

4) Atlanta Falcons (5-0, 0-0) +50 net points, 90.6% chance to make playoffs

Division Winners

5) Denver Broncos (5-0, 2-0) +34 net points, 95.6% chance to make playoffs

6) Arizona Cardinals (4-1, 1-1) +100 net points, 77.8% chance to make playoffs

7) Indianapolis Colts (3-2, 3-0) -14 net points, 81.9% chance to make playoffs

8) New York Giants (3-2, 1-1) +23 net points, 43.5% chance to make playoffs

Wildcard Teams

9) Carolina Panthers (5-0, 2-0) +37 net points, 73.1% chance to make playoffs

10) New York Jets (3-1, 1-0) +40 net points, 62.9% chance to make playoffs

11) Minnesota Vikings (2-2, 1-0) +7 net points, 34.5% chance to make playoffs

12) Buffalo Bills (3-2, 1-1) +19 net points, 45.9% chance to make playoffs

In The Hunt

13) Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2, 0-1) +25 net points, 11.9% chance to make playoffs

14) St Louis Rams (2-3, 2-0) - 29 net points, 26.9% chance to make playoffs

15) Dallas Cowboys (2-3, 2-0) -30 net points, 27.4% chance to make playoffs

16) Washington Redskins (2-3, 1-1) -7 net points, 10.6% chance to make playoffs

They've Got Some Work To Do

17) Cleveland Browns (2-3, 1-0) -14 net points, 4.1% chance to make playoffs

18) San Diego Chargers (2-3, 0-0) -18 net points, 15.0% chance to make playoffs

19) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3, 1-1) -38 net points, 2.9% chance to make playoffs

20) Seattle Seahawks (2-3, 0-1) +13 net points, 58.6% chance to make playoffs

21) Oakland Raiders (2-3, 0-1) -17 net points, 4.1% chance to make playoffs

22) Chicago Bears (2-3, 0-1) -56 net points, 3.6% chance to make playoffs

23) Philadelphia Eagles (2-3, 0-2) +14 net points, 42.5% chance to make playoffs

24) Tennessee Titans (1-3, 0-1) +11 net points, 12.4% chance to make playoffs

25) Miami Dolphins (1-3, 0-2) -36 net points, 6.4% chance to make playoffs

26) Baltimore Ravens (1-4, 1-2) -14 net points, 11.9% chance to make playoffs

27) Kansas City Chiefs (1-4, 0-1) -26 net points, 13.4% chance to make playoffs

28) Houston Texans (1-4, 0-1) - 38 net points, 8.8% chance to make playoffs

29) Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4, 0-1) -52 net points, 2.9% chance to make playoffs

30) San Francisco 49ers (1-4, 0-1) -65 net points, 2.2% chance to make playoffs

31) New Orleans Saints (1-4, 0-2) -40 net points, 7.2% chance to make playoffs

32) Detroit Lions (0-5, 0-1) -55 net points, 1.8% chance to make playoffs

There you have it. We'll have to wait and see where the Giants fall in Ed's roundup of the various Power Rankings. If the season were to end today, the Giants are in the playoffs. And for anyone who feels like mock drafting, the Giants would have the 25th overall pick.