AFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Pittsburgh

Proj: 8-2

2nd Seed

New England

Proj: 7-2

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Buffalo

Proj: 5-4

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3rd Seed

Jacksonville

Proj: 6-3

5th Seed

Tennessee

Proj: 6-4

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4th Seed

Kansas City

Proj: 6-3

Current Playoff Picture

NFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Philadelphia

Proj: 8-1

2nd Seed

Minnesota

Proj: 7-2

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Seattle

Proj: 6-3

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3rd Seed

New Orleans

Proj: 7-2

5th Seed

Carolina

Proj: 7-3

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4th Seed

Los Angeles

Proj: 7-2

Projected Rankings
Standings and playoff seeds update automatically based on your picks.
AFC
AFC EASTCURPROJ
New England7-27-2
Buffalo5-45-4
Miami4-54-5
NY Jets4-64-6
AFC WESTCURPROJ
Kansas City6-36-3
Oakland4-54-5
Los Angeles3-63-6
Denver3-63-6
AFC NORTHCURPROJ
Pittsburgh8-28-2
Baltimore4-54-5
Cincinnati3-63-6
Cleveland0-90-9
AFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Jacksonville6-36-3
Tennessee6-46-4
Houston3-63-6
Indianapolis3-73-7
NFC
NFC EASTCURPROJ
Philadelphia8-18-1
Dallas5-45-4
Washington4-54-5
NY Giants1-81-8
NFC WESTCURPROJ
Los Angeles7-27-2
Seattle6-36-3
Arizona4-54-5
San Francisco1-91-9
NFC NORTHCURPROJ
Minnesota7-27-2
Detroit5-45-4
Green Bay5-45-4
Chicago3-63-6
NFC SOUTHCURPROJ
New Orleans7-27-2
Carolina7-37-3
Atlanta5-45-4
Tampa Bay3-63-6

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    AFC South Champ
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