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2014-15 NFL Playoff Picture

1st Seed
Patriots
12-4-0
2nd Seed
Broncos
12-4-0
6th Seed
Ravens
10-6-0
3rd Seed
Steelers
11-5-0
5th Seed
Bengals
10-5-1
4th Seed
Colts
11-5-0
1st Seed
Seahawks
12-4-0
2nd Seed
Packers
12-4-0
6th Seed
Lions
11-5-0
3rd Seed
Cowboys
12-4-0
5th Seed
Cardinals
11-5-0
4th Seed
Panthers
7-8-1
PLAYOFF PICTURE
  • To view each team's tiebreaker explanations, scenarios and remaining schedule, click on the team name.
    AFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1East12-4-0
    2
     (z) Denver 
    West12-4-0
    3North11-5-0
    4South11-5-0
    5North10-5-1
    6North10-6-0
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7South9-7-0
    8West9-7-0
    9West9-7-0
    10East9-7-0
    11East8-8-0
    12North7-9-0
    13East4-12-0
    14South3-13-0
    15West3-13-0
    16South2-14-0
     
    NFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1
     (*) Seattle 
    West12-4-0
    2North12-4-0
    3
     (y) Dallas 
    East12-4-0
    4South7-8-1
    5
     (x) Arizona 
    West11-5-0
    6
     (x) Detroit 
    North11-5-0
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7East10-6-0
    8West8-8-0
    9South7-9-0
    10North7-9-0
    11East6-10-0
    12South6-10-0
    13West6-10-0
    14North5-11-0
    15East4-12-0
    16South2-14-0

    Legend: ( X ) -clinched playoff berth | ( Y ) -denotes division winner | ( Z ) -denotes first-round bye | ( * ) -clinched home-field advantage

    Playoff Picture Scenarios

    Scenarios: Joe Ferreira's Week 17 Scenarios blog
    AFC Scenarios: NFC Scenarios:
    No remaining AFC scenarios. No remaining NFC scenarios.

    AFC clinches: NFC clinches:
    Indianapolis -- AFC South division title (Week 15)
    New England -- AFC East division title (Week 15), first-round bye (Week 16), home-field advantage (Week 16)
    Denver -- AFC West division title (Week 15), first-round bye (Week 17)
    Pittsburgh -- AFC North division title (Week 17)
    Cincinnati -- playoff berth (Week 16)
    Baltimore -- playoff berth (Week 17)
    Dallas -- NFC East division title (Week 16)
    Arizona -- playoff berth (Week 15)
    Detroit -- playoff berth (Week 16)
    Green Bay -- NFC North division title, first-round bye (Week 17)
    Seattle -- NFC West division title, first-round bye, home-field advantage (Week 17)
    Carolina -- NFC South division title (Week 17)

    By Joe Ferreira, NFL playoffs expert. Follow Joe on Twitter: @JoeNFL.

  • Tiebreakers

    AFC tiebreakers:

    • New England is ahead of Denver based on head to head (1-0).
    • Pittsburgh is ahead of Indianapolis based on head to head (1-0).
    • Kansas City is ahead of San Diego in the AFC West based on head to head (2-0).
    • Houston and Kansas City are ahead of Buffalo based on head to head sweep (2-0).
    • Houston is ahead of Kansas City based on conference record (8-4 to the Chiefs' 7-5).
    • San Diego is ahead of Buffalo based on head to head (1-0).
    • Jacksonville is ahead of Oakland based on common games record (1-4 to the Raiders' 0-5).

     

    NFC tiebreakers:

    • Seattle is ahead of Green Bay and Dallas based on conference record (10-2 to the Packers' 9-3 and the Cowboys' 8-4).
    • Green Bay is ahead of Dallas based on conference record (9-3 to the Cowboys' 8-4).
    • Arizona is ahead of Detroit based on head to head (1-0).
    • New Orleans is ahead of Minnesota based on head to head (1-0).
    • The N.Y. Giants are ahead of Atlanta and St. Louis based on head to head sweep (2-0).
    • Atlanta is ahead of St. Louis based on conference record (6-6 to the Rams' 4-8).
  • THE SIX POSTSEASON PARTICIPANTS FROM EACH CONFERENCE WILL BE SEEDED AS FOLLOWS:

    1. The division champion with the best record.
    2. The division champion with the second-best record.
    3. The division champion with the third-best record.
    4. The division champion with the fourth-best record.
    5. The Wild Card club with the best record.
    6. The Wild Card club with the second-best record.

    The following procedures will be used to break standings ties for postseason playoffs and to determine regular-season schedules.
    NOTE: Tie games count as one-half win and one-half loss for both clubs.

    TO BREAK A TIE WITHIN A DIVISION:

    If, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with the best won-lost-tied percentage, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.

    Two Clubs:

    1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
    2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
    4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    5. Strength of victory.
    6. Strength of schedule.
    7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    9. Best net points in common games.
    10. Best net points in all games.
    11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
    12. Coin toss.

    Three or More Clubs:
    (Note: If two clubs remain tied after one or more clubs are eliminated during any step, tie-breaker re-starts at Step One of two-club format. If three clubs remain tied after a fourth club is eliminated during any step, tie-breaker re-starts at Step One of three-club format.)

    1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games among the clubs).
    2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
    4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    5. Strength of victory.
    6. Strength of schedule.
    7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    9. Best net points in common games.
    10. Best net points in all games.
    11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
    12. Coin toss.

    TO BREAK A TIE FOR THE WILD-CARD TEAM OR AMONG DIVISION WINNERS:
    If it is necessary to break ties to determine the two Wild-Card clubs from each conference, the following steps will be taken.

    1. If the tied clubs are from the same division, apply division tie breaker.
    2. If the tied clubs are from different divisions, apply the following steps.

    Two Clubs:

    1. Head-to-head, if applicable.
    2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
    4. Strength of victory.
    5. Strength of schedule.
    6. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    7. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    8. Best net points in conference games.
    9. Best net points in all games.
    10. Best net touchdowns in all games.
    11. Coin toss.

    Three or More Clubs:
    (Note: If two clubs remain tied after one or more clubs are eliminated during any step, tie-breaker re-starts at Step One of two-club format. If three clubs remain tied after a fourth club is eliminated during any step, tie-breaker re-starts at Step One of three-club format.)

    1. Apply division tie breaker to eliminate all but the highest ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. The original seeding within a division upon application of the division tie breaker remains the same for all subsequent applications of the procedure that are necessary to identify the two Wild-Card participants.
    2. Head-to-head sweep. (Applicable only if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others.)
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
    5. Strength of victory.
    6. Strength of schedule.
    7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    9. Best net points in conference games.
    10. Best net points in all games.
    11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
    12. Coin toss

    When the first Wild-Card team has been identified, the procedure is repeated to name the second Wild-Card, i.e., eliminate all but the highest-ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. In situations where three or more teams from the same division are involved in the procedure, the original seeding of the teams remains the same for subsequent applications of the tie breaker if the top-ranked team in that division qualifies for a Wild-Card berth.

    OTHER TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES

    1. Only one club advances to the playoffs in any tie-breaking step. Remaining tied clubs revert to the first step of the applicable division or Wild-Card tie breakers. As an example, if two clubs remain tied in any tie-breaker step after all other clubs have been eliminated, the procedure reverts to step one of the two-club format to determine the winner. When one club wins the tie breaker, all other clubs revert to step 1 of the applicable two-club or three-club format.
    2. In comparing division and conference records or records against common opponents among tied teams, the best won-lost-tied percentage is the deciding factor since teams may have played an unequal number of games.
    3. To determine home-field priority among division titlists, apply Wild-Card tie breakers.
    4. 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).

    TIE BREAKING PROCEDURE FOR DRAFT:

    1. Clubs not participating in the playoffs shall select in the first through 20th positions in reverse standings order.
    2. The Super Bowl winner is last and Super Bowl loser is next-to-last.
    3. The losers of the Conference Championship games shall select 29th and 30th based on won-lost-tied percentage.
    4. The losers of the Divisional playoff games shall select 25th through 28th based on won-lost-tied percentage.
    5. The losers of the Wild Card games shall select 21st through 24th based on won-lost-tied percentage.

    If ties exist in any grouping except (2) above, such ties shall be broken by strength-of-schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength-of-schedule, the divisional or conference tie-breakers, if applicable, shall be applied. Any ties that still exist shall be broken by a coin flip.

  • 2015 NFL Draft Order

    Round 1

    Pick Team Notes
    1Tampa Bay  
    2Tennessee 
    3Jacksonville  
    4Oakland  
    5Washington  
    6New York Jets  
    7Chicago  
    8Atlanta  
    9New York Giants  
    10St. Louis  
    11Minnesota  
    12Cleveland  
    13New Orleans  
    14Miami  
    15San Francisco  
    16Houston  
       
     
    Pick Team Notes
    17San Diego 
    18Kansas City  
    19Cleveland from Buffalo
    20Philadelphia  
    21Cincinnati  
    22Pittsburgh  
    23Detroit  
    24Arizona 
    25Carolina  
    26Baltimore  
    27Dallas  
    28Denver 
    29Indianapolis  
    30Green Bay  
    31Seattle  
    32New England  

    Tie-breaking procedure for the NFL Draft

    • Clubs not participating in the playoffs shall select in the first through 20th positions in reverse standings order.
    • The Super Bowl winner is last and Super Bowl loser is next-to-last.
    • The losers of the Conference Championship games shall select 29th and 30th based on won-lost-tied percentage.
    • The losers of the Divisional playoff games shall select 25th through 28th based on won-lost-tied percentage.
    • The losers of the Wild Card games shall select 21st through 24th based on won-lost-tied percentage.

    If ties exist in any grouping except (2) above, such ties shall be broken by strength-of-schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength-of-schedule, the divisional or conference tie-breakers, if applicable, shall be applied. Any ties that still exist shall be broken by a coin flip.

 
 
 
 
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