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Tiebreaker Breakdown

Current Playoff Standings | Tiebreaker Breakdown

If the season ended today, how would the NFL playoff seedings shake out? Who has the inside track on homefield advantage or that coveted last spot? Check it out for yourself using ESPN.com's Tiebreaker Breakdown. Choose your comparison by selecting the type of tiebreaker (Wild-Card or Division) and two teams from either conference.

Note: To determine home-field priority among division titlists, apply Wild-Card tie breakers.
To determine home-field priority for Wild-Card qualifiers, apply division tie breakers (if teams are from the same division) or Wild-Card tie breakers (if teams are from different divisions).

AFC
TIE BREAKER
TEAM 1
TEAM 2
NFC
TIE BREAKER
TEAM 1
TEAM 2

Baltimore vs NY Jets - Wild-Card
 
Tie Breaker
 BALNYJ
OVERALL RECORD5 - 1 0 - 6
1. HEAD TO HEAD0 - 0 0 - 0
2. W/L/T IN CONFERENCE GAMES3 - 1 0 - 4
3. W/L/T IN COMMON GAMES0 - 00 - 0
---- Other Tiebreakers ----
4. Strength of Victory
5. Strength of Schedule
6. Best combined ranking among conference teams in PF and PA
7. Best combined ranking among all teams in PF and PA
8. Best net points in conference games
9. Best net points in all games
10. Best net touchdowns in all games
11. Coin toss
 
SCHEDULE:
 WEEK 1CLE (W)@ BUF (L)
 WEEK 2@ HOU (W)SF (L)
 WEEK 3KC (L)@ IND (L)
 WEEK 4@ WSH (W)DEN (L)
 WEEK 5CIN (W)ARI (L)
 WEEK 6@ PHI (W)@ MIA (L)
 WEEK 7BYEBUF
 WEEK 8PIT@ KC
 WEEK 9@ INDNE
 WEEK 10@ NEBYE
 WEEK 11TEN@ LAC
 WEEK 12@ PITMIA
 WEEK 13DALLV
 WEEK 14@ CLE@ SEA
 WEEK 15JAX@ LAR
 WEEK 16NYGCLE
 WEEK 17@ CIN@ NE
 CompleteComplete
 
* If clubs are from the same division, apply division tiebreaker. If clubs are from different divisions, apply the wild-card tiebreaker.

Primary tie-breakers
For Division ties:
1. Head-to-head
2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games within division
3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, min. of 4
For Wild-Card ties (2 Clubs):
1. Head-to-head
2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in conference games
3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, min. of 4

Data provided by Elias Sports Bureau

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