AFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Baltimore

Proj: 11-2

2nd Seed

New England

Proj: 10-3

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Pittsburgh

Proj: 8-5

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3rd Seed

Kansas City

Proj: 9-4

5th Seed

Buffalo

Proj: 9-4

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4th Seed

Houston

Proj: 8-5

Current Playoff Picture

NFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

San Francisco

Proj: 11-2

2nd Seed

Green Bay

Proj: 10-3

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Minnesota

Proj: 9-4

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3rd Seed

New Orleans

Proj: 10-3

5th Seed

Seattle

Proj: 10-3

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4th Seed

Dallas

Proj: 6-7

Projected Rankings
Standings and playoff seeds update automatically based on your picks.
AFC
AFC EASTCURPROJ
New England10-310-3
Buffalo9-49-4
NY Jets5-85-8
Miami3-103-10
AFC WESTCURPROJ
Kansas City9-49-4
Oakland6-76-7
Denver5-85-8
Los Angeles5-85-8
AFC NORTHCURPROJ
Baltimore11-211-2
Pittsburgh8-58-5
Cleveland6-76-7
Cincinnati1-121-12
AFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Houston8-58-5
Tennessee8-58-5
Indianapolis6-76-7
Jacksonville4-94-9
NFC
NFC EASTCURPROJ
Dallas6-76-7
Philadelphia6-76-7
Washington3-103-10
NY Giants2-112-11
NFC WESTCURPROJ
San Francisco11-211-2
Seattle10-310-3
Los Angeles8-58-5
Arizona3-9-13-9-1
NFC NORTHCURPROJ
Green Bay10-310-3
Minnesota9-49-4
Chicago7-67-6
Detroit3-9-13-9-1
NFC SOUTHCURPROJ
New Orleans10-310-3
Tampa Bay6-76-7
Carolina5-85-8
Atlanta4-94-9

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AFC Tiebreakers

  • 4th Seed - Houston
    AFC South Champ (Wins tie break over Tennessee based on best win percentage in division games.)
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