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NFL Playoff Picture: AFC & NFC standings after Week 16 (before MNF)

The NFL playoff picture is taking shape. Here’s how it looks after the latest slate of games:

AFC

  1. Chiefs (14-1) Clinched home-field advantage.
  2. Steelers (12-3) Clinched AFC North.
  3. Bills (11-3) Clinched the AFC East, owns head-to-head tiebreaker over Steelers.
  4. Titans (10-5) Owns the division record tiebreaker over Indianapolis.
  5. Dolphins (10-5) Own the tiebreaker advantage over the other 10-5 teams.
  6. Ravens (10-5) Owns tiebreaker over Browns and Colts.
  7. Browns (10-5) Still alive, but losing to the Jets dealt a blow to their playoff hopes.

  1. Colts (10-5) Still a chance but lose most tiebreakers.
  2. Raiders (7-8) Mathematically eliminated.
  3. Patriots (6-8) Mathematically eliminated.
  4. Chargers (6-9) Mathematically eliminated.
  5. Broncos (5-10) Mathematically eliminated.
  6. Bengals (4-10-1) Mathematically eliminated.
  7. Texans (4-11) Mathematically eliminated.
  8. Jets (2-13) Mathematically eliminated.
  9. Jaguars (1-14) Mathematically eliminated.

NFC

  1. Packers (12-3) Clear path to home-field advantage.
  2. Saints (11-4) Clinched NFC South.
  3. Seahawks (11-4) Clinched NFC West.
  4. Washington (6-9) Still lead NFC East.
  5. Buccaneers (10-5) Clinched wild card berth.
  6. Rams (9-6) Leading the three-team race for two wild card berths.
  7. Bears (8-7) Owns the tiebreaker over Arizona.

  1. Cardinals (8-7) Need to beat the Rams and have the Bears lose to earn the final wild card.
  2. Vikings (6-9) Mathematically eliminated.
  3. 49ers (6-9) Mathematically eliminated.
  4. Cowboys (6-9) Still not out of it in the NFC East.
  5. Lions (5-10) Mathematically eliminated.
  6. Giants (5-10) Still not out of it in the NFC East.
  7. Panthers (5-10) Mathematically eliminated.
  8. Eagles (4-10-1) Mathematically eliminated.
  9. Falcons (4-11) Mathematically eliminated.