Huddersfield Town find themselves nine points and eight places away from the playoffs - but history suggests all is not quite lost!
The Trinity Mirror Data Unit has crunched the numbers and discovered that, over the last 10 seasons, almost half of the teams in the playoffs at the end of the season - 18 out of 40 - were positioned outside of the playoffs after 19 games.
However, only four of those were more than three points away from the playoffs at the time.
In the 2004-05 season, Preston North End were down in 16th, eight points short of the playoffs.
Come the end of the season though they were in fifth place, ahead of eventual playoff winners West Ham.
In 2007-08, Crystal Palace were nine points short of the playoffs but eventually finished fifth.
In 2010-11 Reading lifted themselves up from 11th, four points short of the playoffs, to finish fifth.
The most recent case is Wigan last season.
After 19 games, Wigan were seven points short of what all other sides in the playoff positions had after 19 games (Wigan were a couple of games behind everyone else last season).
A further three sides that were outside the playoffs after 19 games managed to secure automatic promotion.
Sunderland in 2006-07 were 6 points from playoffs.
Stoke in 2007-08 were in seventh, 0 points from playoffs, and Reading in 2011-12 were two points from playoffs.