AFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

New England

Proj: 9-2

2nd Seed

Denver

Proj: 8-3

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Kansas City

Proj: 7-4

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3rd Seed

Cincinnati

Proj: 7-3-1

5th Seed

Pittsburgh

Proj: 7-4

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4th Seed

Indianapolis

Proj: 7-4

Current Playoff Picture

NFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Arizona

Proj: 9-2

2nd Seed

Green Bay

Proj: 8-3

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Detroit

Proj: 7-4

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3rd Seed

Philadelphia

Proj: 8-3

5th Seed

Dallas

Proj: 7-3

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4th Seed

New Orleans

Proj: 4-6

Projected Rankings
Standings and playoff seeds update automatically based on your picks.
AFC
AFC EASTCURPROJ
New England9-29-2
Miami6-56-5
Buffalo5-55-5
NY Jets2-82-8
AFC WESTCURPROJ
Denver8-38-3
Kansas City7-47-4
San Diego7-47-4
Oakland1-101-10
AFC NORTHCURPROJ
Cincinnati7-3-17-3-1
Pittsburgh7-47-4
Cleveland7-47-4
Baltimore6-46-4
AFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Indianapolis7-47-4
Houston5-65-6
Tennessee2-92-9
Jacksonville1-101-10
NFC
NFC EASTCURPROJ
Philadelphia8-38-3
Dallas7-37-3
NY Giants3-73-7
Washington3-83-8
NFC WESTCURPROJ
Arizona9-29-2
Seattle7-47-4
San Francisco7-47-4
St. Louis4-74-7
NFC NORTHCURPROJ
Green Bay8-38-3
Detroit7-47-4
Chicago5-65-6
Minnesota4-74-7
NFC SOUTHCURPROJ
New Orleans4-64-6
Atlanta4-74-7
Carolina3-7-13-7-1
Tampa Bay2-92-9

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AFC Tiebreakers

  • 5th Seed - Pittsburgh
    Wins tie break over Kansas City based on best win percentage in conference games. Division tie break was initially used to eliminate San Diego (Kansas City wins tie break over San Diego based on head-to-head win percentage). Division tie break was initially used to eliminate Cleveland (Pittsburgh wins tie break over Cleveland based on best win percentage in common games).
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    Wins tie break over Cleveland based on best win percentage in conference games. Division tie break was initially used to eliminate San Diego (Kansas City wins tie break over San Diego based on head-to-head win percentage).

NFC Tiebreakers

  • 2nd Seed - Green Bay
    NFC North Champ
    Wins tie break over Philadelphia based on head-to-head win percentage.
  • 6th Seed - Detroit
    Wins tie break over Seattle based on strength of victory. Division tie break was initially used to eliminate San Francisco (Seattle wins tie break over San Francisco based on best win percentage in division games).

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