AFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Pittsburgh

Proj: 11-2

2nd Seed

New England

Proj: 10-3

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Buffalo

Proj: 7-6

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3rd Seed

Jacksonville

Proj: 9-4

5th Seed

Tennessee

Proj: 8-5

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4th Seed

Kansas City

Proj: 7-6

NFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Philadelphia

Proj: 11-2

2nd Seed

Minnesota

Proj: 10-3

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Atlanta

Proj: 8-5

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3rd Seed

Los Angeles

Proj: 9-4

5th Seed

Carolina

Proj: 9-4

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4th Seed

New Orleans

Proj: 9-4

Projected Rankings
Standings and playoff seeds update automatically based on your picks.
AFC
AFC EASTCURPROJ
New England10-310-3
Buffalo7-67-6
Miami6-76-7
NY Jets5-85-8
AFC WESTCURPROJ
Kansas City7-67-6
Los Angeles7-67-6
Oakland6-76-7
Denver5-95-9
AFC NORTHCURPROJ
Pittsburgh11-211-2
Baltimore7-67-6
Cincinnati5-85-8
Cleveland0-130-13
AFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Jacksonville9-49-4
Tennessee8-58-5
Houston4-94-9
Indianapolis3-113-11
NFC
NFC EASTCURPROJ
Philadelphia11-211-2
Dallas7-67-6
Washington5-85-8
NY Giants2-112-11
NFC WESTCURPROJ
Los Angeles9-49-4
Seattle8-58-5
Arizona6-76-7
San Francisco3-103-10
NFC NORTHCURPROJ
Minnesota10-310-3
Detroit7-67-6
Green Bay7-67-6
Chicago4-94-9
NFC SOUTHCURPROJ
New Orleans9-49-4
Carolina9-49-4
Atlanta8-58-5
Tampa Bay4-94-9

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