AFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Pittsburgh

Proj: 13-3

2nd Seed

New England

Proj: 12-4

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Baltimore

Proj: 9-7

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3rd Seed

Tennessee

Proj: 10-6

5th Seed

Jacksonville

Proj: 10-6

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4th Seed

Kansas City

Proj: 9-7

NFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Philadelphia

Proj: 13-3

2nd Seed

Minnesota

Proj: 12-4

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Los Angeles

Proj: 10-6

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3rd Seed

New Orleans

Proj: 11-5

5th Seed

Carolina

Proj: 11-5

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4th Seed

Seattle

Proj: 10-6

Projected Rankings
Standings and playoff seeds update automatically based on your picks.
AFC
AFC EASTCURPROJ
New England10-312-4
Buffalo7-68-8
Miami6-77-9
NY Jets5-86-10
AFC WESTCURPROJ
Kansas City7-69-7
Los Angeles7-68-8
Oakland6-77-9
Denver4-95-11
AFC NORTHCURPROJ
Pittsburgh11-213-3
Baltimore7-69-7
Cincinnati5-86-10
Cleveland0-131-15
AFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Tennessee8-510-6
Jacksonville9-410-6
Indianapolis3-105-11
Houston4-95-11
NFC
NFC EASTCURPROJ
Philadelphia11-213-3
Dallas7-68-8
Washington5-87-9
NY Giants2-114-12
NFC WESTCURPROJ
Seattle8-510-6
Los Angeles9-410-6
Arizona6-77-9
San Francisco3-105-11
NFC NORTHCURPROJ
Minnesota10-312-4
Detroit7-69-7
Green Bay7-68-8
Chicago4-95-11
NFC SOUTHCURPROJ
New Orleans9-411-5
Carolina9-411-5
Atlanta8-59-7
Tampa Bay4-96-10

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