AFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

New England

Proj: 9-4

WILD-CARD GAMES

7th Seed

Buffalo

Proj: 7-5

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2nd Seed

Tennessee

Proj: 8-4

6th Seed

Cincinnati

Proj: 7-5

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3rd Seed

Baltimore

Proj: 8-4

5th Seed

Los Angeles

Proj: 7-5

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4th Seed

Kansas City

Proj: 8-4

NFC

FIRST-ROUND BYES

1st Seed

Arizona

Proj: 10-2

WILD-CARD GAMES

7th Seed

San Francisco

Proj: 6-6

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2nd Seed

Green Bay

Proj: 9-3

6th Seed

Washington

Proj: 6-6

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3rd Seed

Tampa Bay

Proj: 9-3

5th Seed

Los Angeles

Proj: 8-4

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4th Seed

Dallas

Proj: 8-4

Projected Rankings
Standings and playoff seeds update automatically based on your picks.
AFC
AFC EASTCURPROJ
New England9-49-4
Buffalo7-57-5
Miami6-76-7
NY Jets3-93-9
AFC WESTCURPROJ
Kansas City8-48-4
Los Angeles7-57-5
Las Vegas6-66-6
Denver6-66-6
AFC NORTHCURPROJ
Baltimore8-48-4
Cincinnati7-57-5
Pittsburgh6-5-16-5-1
Cleveland6-66-6
AFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Tennessee8-48-4
Indianapolis7-67-6
Houston2-102-10
Jacksonville2-102-10
NFC
NFC EASTCURPROJ
Dallas8-48-4
Washington6-66-6
Philadelphia6-76-7
NY Giants4-84-8
NFC WESTCURPROJ
Arizona10-210-2
Los Angeles8-48-4
San Francisco6-66-6
Seattle4-84-8
NFC NORTHCURPROJ
Green Bay9-39-3
Minnesota5-75-7
Chicago4-84-8
Detroit1-10-11-10-1
NFC SOUTHCURPROJ
Tampa Bay9-39-3
Carolina5-75-7
Atlanta5-75-7
New Orleans5-75-7

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    AFC South Champ
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