AFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

New England

Proj: 13-3

2nd Seed

Denver

Proj: 13-3

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Pittsburgh

Proj: 10-6

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3rd Seed

Indianapolis

Proj: 11-4-1

5th Seed

Cincinnati

Proj: 10-5-1

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4th Seed

Baltimore

Proj: 11-5

NFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Arizona

Proj: 13-3

2nd Seed

Detroit

Proj: 11-4-1

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Seattle

Proj: 11-5

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3rd Seed

Dallas

Proj: 11-4-1

5th Seed

Green Bay

Proj: 11-4-1

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4th Seed

New Orleans

Proj: 8-8

Projected Rankings
Standings and playoff seeds update automatically based on your picks.
AFC
AFC EASTCURPROJ
New England11-313-3
Miami7-79-7
Buffalo8-69-7
NY Jets3-113-13
AFC WESTCURPROJ
Denver11-313-3
San Diego8-69-6-1
Kansas City8-68-7-1
Oakland2-122-14
AFC NORTHCURPROJ
Baltimore9-511-5
Cincinnati9-4-110-5-1
Pittsburgh9-510-6
Cleveland7-78-8
AFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Indianapolis10-411-4-1
Houston7-78-8
Jacksonville3-123-13
Tennessee2-132-14
NFC
NFC EASTCURPROJ
Dallas10-411-4-1
Philadelphia9-511-5
NY Giants5-95-11
Washington3-113-13
NFC WESTCURPROJ
Arizona11-313-3
Seattle10-411-5
St. Louis6-87-9
San Francisco7-77-9
NFC NORTHCURPROJ
Detroit10-411-4-1
Green Bay10-411-4-1
Minnesota6-87-9
Chicago5-95-11
NFC SOUTHCURPROJ
New Orleans6-88-8
Carolina5-8-16-9-1
Atlanta5-95-11
Tampa Bay2-122-14

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