AFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Denver

Proj: 13-3

2nd Seed

Indianapolis

Proj: 12-4

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Pittsburgh

Proj: 10-6

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3rd Seed

New England

Proj: 11-5

5th Seed

Kansas City

Proj: 10-6

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4th Seed

Baltimore

Proj: 11-5

NFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Seattle

Proj: 12-4

2nd Seed

Detroit

Proj: 12-4

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Green Bay

Proj: 11-5

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3rd Seed

Philadelphia

Proj: 10-6

5th Seed

Arizona

Proj: 11-5

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4th Seed

Carolina

Proj: 7-8-1

Projected Rankings
Standings and playoff seeds update automatically based on your picks.
AFC
AFC EASTCURPROJ
New England11-311-5
Buffalo8-610-6
Miami7-78-8
NY Jets3-115-11
AFC WESTCURPROJ
Denver11-313-3
Kansas City8-610-6
San Diego9-69-7
Oakland2-122-14
AFC NORTHCURPROJ
Baltimore9-511-5
Pittsburgh9-510-6
Cincinnati9-4-19-6-1
Cleveland7-77-9
AFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Indianapolis10-412-4
Houston7-78-8
Jacksonville3-123-13
Tennessee2-132-14
NFC
NFC EASTCURPROJ
Philadelphia9-610-6
Dallas10-410-6
NY Giants5-95-11
Washington4-115-11
NFC WESTCURPROJ
Seattle10-412-4
Arizona11-311-5
San Francisco7-88-8
St. Louis6-87-9
NFC NORTHCURPROJ
Detroit10-412-4
Green Bay10-411-5
Minnesota6-87-9
Chicago5-95-11
NFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Carolina5-8-17-8-1
New Orleans6-87-9
Atlanta5-95-11
Tampa Bay2-123-13

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