AFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Kansas City

Proj: 9-1

2nd Seed

Pittsburgh

Proj: 6-2-1

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Cincinnati

Proj: 5-4

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3rd Seed

New England

Proj: 7-3

5th Seed

Los Angeles

Proj: 7-2

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4th Seed

Houston

Proj: 6-3

Current Playoff Picture

NFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Los Angeles

Proj: 9-1

2nd Seed

New Orleans

Proj: 8-1

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Minnesota

Proj: 5-3-1

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3rd Seed

Chicago

Proj: 6-3

5th Seed

Carolina

Proj: 6-3

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4th Seed

Washington

Proj: 6-3

Projected Rankings
Standings and playoff seeds update automatically based on your picks.
AFC
AFC EASTCURPROJ
New England7-37-3
Miami5-55-5
Buffalo3-73-7
NY Jets3-73-7
AFC WESTCURPROJ
Kansas City9-19-1
Los Angeles7-27-2
Denver3-63-6
Oakland1-81-8
AFC NORTHCURPROJ
Pittsburgh6-2-16-2-1
Cincinnati5-45-4
Baltimore4-54-5
Cleveland3-6-13-6-1
AFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Houston6-36-3
Tennessee5-45-4
Indianapolis4-54-5
Jacksonville3-63-6
NFC
NFC EASTCURPROJ
Washington6-36-3
Dallas4-54-5
Philadelphia4-54-5
NY Giants2-72-7
NFC WESTCURPROJ
Los Angeles9-19-1
Seattle4-55-5
Arizona2-72-7
San Francisco2-82-8
NFC NORTHCURPROJ
Chicago6-36-3
Minnesota5-3-15-3-1
Green Bay4-5-14-5-1
Detroit3-63-6
NFC SOUTHCURPROJ
New Orleans8-18-1
Carolina6-36-3
Atlanta4-54-5
Tampa Bay3-63-6

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