Which players are best in each of the NFL’s 30 divisions?

The NFL’s playoff format has created a few strange and strange-looking teams in recent years.

There’s the Steelers, whose playoff fate hinges on the quarterback they keep in the game.

Then there’s the Texans, whose quarterback was supposed to be Brock Osweiler but didn’t make the team.

Finally, there’s last year’s Seahawks, who will try to keep up with the Broncos this week.

Here are my picks for the best teams in each division.


Steelers (11-5) Pittsburgh has won 11 straight games and is still undefeated.

The Steelers are 3-0 against the AFC East and 3-1 against the NFC West.

If you want a win over the Steelers this week, you might as well do it at home against the Titans or Chiefs.


Texans (10-5-1) The Texans have beaten the Bengals, Panthers, 49ers and Rams and are 1-2 against the division leaders.

The Texans are also unbeaten in their last five games and have won three straight over the Broncos.


Jaguars (9-6) The Jaguars have won eight of their last nine games and are 2-0 in those contests.

The Jaguars are 2 1/2 games back of the Seahawks in the AFC South.


Cowboys (8-6-1, No. 8) The Cowboys are still unbeaten and have only one loss to a division rival.

The Cowboys also have only two losses to division opponents.

The only other time the Cowboys have lost to a conference opponent was in Week 12 of last season, when they were defeated by the Giants in Week 13.


Packers (8) The Packers have won five of their past six games, and they are undefeated.

They also have a three-game winning streak against the Lions, Packers and Cardinals.


Bears (7-7) The Bears have won seven straight games, including the playoffs.

The Bears are 1 1/8 games behind the Patriots in the NFC North.


Ravens (7) They have lost four straight and are 4-5.

The Ravens have been in control of this game in recent weeks, but this week could be a pivotal one.


Jaguars, Titans (8 and 7) The Titans have won four straight, including their last three.

The Titans are 3 1/4 games ahead of the Packers in the division.


Packers, Chiefs (9) The Chiefs have won 10 straight games against the Colts, and the last time they lost to the Colts was in 2012.

The last time the Chiefs lost to Indy was in 2011.


Steelers, Chiefs, Broncos (10 and 8) With their wins over the Titans and Cowboys, the Steelers have won nine of their first 11 games.

The two teams have met in the playoffs in each game, with the Steelers winning in each.


Lions, Rams, Packers, Bears (11 and 9) The Lions are 8-5 in games decided by one point or less.

The Rams are 2 -3 in those games.


Raiders, Saints, Bengals, Rams (11) The Raiders are 7-5, but their season is on the line.

The Bengals are 6-7, but they are coming off a 10-game losing streak.


Steelers vs. Seahawks, Week 15, 7 p.m.

ET Saturday, FOX | CBS | ESPN | NBC The Steelers will try for their third consecutive victory.

The Seahawks will try a comeback for the first time since 2000.

Both teams will play a home game for the third time this season.


Jaguars vs. Bengals, Week 13, 8 p.ms.

ET Sunday, FOX