AFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

New England

Proj: 9-2

2nd Seed

Oakland

Proj: 9-2

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Miami

Proj: 7-4

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3rd Seed

Baltimore

Proj: 6-5

5th Seed

Kansas City

Proj: 8-3

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4th Seed

Houston

Proj: 6-5

NFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Dallas

Proj: 11-1

2nd Seed

Seattle

Proj: 7-3-1

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Washington

Proj: 6-4-1

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3rd Seed

Detroit

Proj: 7-4

5th Seed

NY Giants

Proj: 8-3

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4th Seed

Atlanta

Proj: 7-4

Projected Rankings
Standings and playoff seeds update automatically based on your picks.
AFC
AFC EASTCURPROJ
New England9-29-2
Miami7-47-4
Buffalo6-56-5
NY Jets3-83-8
AFC WESTCURPROJ
Oakland9-29-2
Kansas City8-38-3
Denver7-47-4
San Diego5-65-6
AFC NORTHCURPROJ
Baltimore6-56-5
Pittsburgh6-56-5
Cincinnati3-7-13-7-1
Cleveland0-120-12
AFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Houston6-56-5
Tennessee6-66-6
Indianapolis5-65-6
Jacksonville2-92-9
NFC
NFC EASTCURPROJ
Dallas11-111-1
NY Giants8-38-3
Washington6-4-16-4-1
Philadelphia5-65-6
NFC WESTCURPROJ
Seattle7-3-17-3-1
Arizona4-6-14-6-1
Los Angeles4-74-7
San Francisco1-101-10
NFC NORTHCURPROJ
Detroit7-47-4
Minnesota6-66-6
Green Bay5-65-6
Chicago2-92-9
NFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Atlanta7-47-4
Tampa Bay6-56-5
New Orleans5-65-6
Carolina4-74-7

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