AFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Baltimore

Proj: 10-2

2nd Seed

New England

Proj: 10-2

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Pittsburgh

Proj: 7-5

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3rd Seed

Houston

Proj: 8-4

5th Seed

Buffalo

Proj: 9-3

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4th Seed

Kansas City

Proj: 8-4

NFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

New Orleans

Proj: 10-2

2nd Seed

Seattle

Proj: 10-2

WILD-CARD GAMES

6th Seed

Minnesota

Proj: 8-4

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3rd Seed

Green Bay

Proj: 9-3

5th Seed

San Francisco

Proj: 10-2

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4th Seed

Dallas

Proj: 6-7

Projected Rankings
Standings and playoff seeds update automatically based on your picks.
AFC
AFC EASTCURPROJ
New England10-210-2
Buffalo9-39-3
NY Jets4-84-8
Miami3-93-9
AFC WESTCURPROJ
Kansas City8-48-4
Oakland6-66-6
Denver4-84-8
Los Angeles4-84-8
AFC NORTHCURPROJ
Baltimore10-210-2
Pittsburgh7-57-5
Cleveland5-75-7
Cincinnati1-111-11
AFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Houston8-48-4
Tennessee7-57-5
Indianapolis6-66-6
Jacksonville4-84-8
NFC
NFC EASTCURPROJ
Dallas6-76-7
Philadelphia5-75-7
Washington3-93-9
NY Giants2-102-10
NFC WESTCURPROJ
Seattle10-210-2
San Francisco10-210-2
Los Angeles7-57-5
Arizona3-8-13-8-1
NFC NORTHCURPROJ
Green Bay9-39-3
Minnesota8-48-4
Chicago7-67-6
Detroit3-8-13-8-1
NFC SOUTHCURPROJ
New Orleans10-210-2
Tampa Bay5-75-7
Carolina5-75-7
Atlanta3-93-9

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    AFC North Champ
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    AFC South Champ
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