Around the NFL: The Week 15 Ramble

The playoff picture is shaping up in both conferences after a wild week 15. The Ravens, Jets, Colts, Bears, and Chiefs each staked their claim with victories while the Saints, Steelers, Jags, and Rams suffered setbacks. For the Saints, their loss at Baltimore assured them of a wild card; they won’t be defending their title at home. Pittsburgh’s loss was perhaps the least costly; the Steelers will still win the AFC North if they handle Carolina and Cleveland in their final two games. Jacksonville went from first place in the AFC South to a two-game deficit in the wild card chase, and the Rams slipped into a tie with Seattle for first in the NFC West. The St. Louis loss also guaranteed that a team without a winning record will win the division and host a playoff game. However, none of those wins or losses measured up to

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