BBAO: Return of the Playoff Machine

We're Black and Blue All Over:

On Tuesday we passed along most of the NFC's playoff standings, along with a link to ESPN.com's full 1-16 seedings of both conferences. In that vein, we should also point out the return of the Playoff Machine, which allows you to play out each week's games ahead of time and see how your results will impact the playoff race.

This tool will become especially critical as we approach the final weeks of the season. For the time being, feel free to experiment and get a feel so you'll be ready when the action starts flying next month.

We've got another action-packed pre-Thanksgiving Day on the blog, so let's get right to our morning tour: