2016-17 NFL Playoff Picture

1st Seed
Patriots
14-2-0
2nd Seed
Chiefs
12-4-0
6th Seed
Dolphins
10-6-0
3rd Seed
Steelers
11-5-0
5th Seed
Raiders
12-4-0
4th Seed
Texans
9-7-0
1st Seed
Cowboys
13-3-0
2nd Seed
Falcons
11-5-0
6th Seed
Lions
9-7-0
3rd Seed
Seahawks
10-5-1
5th Seed
Giants
11-5-0
4th Seed
Packers
10-6-0
NFL PLAYOFF STANDINGS
  • To view each team's tiebreaker explanations, scenarios and remaining schedule, click on the team name.
    AFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1East14-2-0
    2West12-4-0
    3North11-5-0
    4
     (y) Houston 
    South9-7-0
    5
     (x) Oakland 
    West12-4-0
    6
     (x) Miami 
    East10-6-0
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7South9-7-0
    8West9-7-0
    9North8-8-0
    10South8-8-0
    11East7-9-0
    12North6-9-1
    13East5-11-0
    14West5-11-0
    15South3-13-0
    16North1-15-0
     
    NFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1
     (*) Dallas 
    East13-3-0
    2
     (z) Atlanta 
    South11-5-0
    3
     (y) Seattle 
    West10-5-1
    4North10-6-0
    5East11-5-0
    6
     (x) Detroit 
    North9-7-0
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7South9-7-0
    8East8-7-1
    9North8-8-0
    10West7-8-1
    11South7-9-0
    12East7-9-0
    13South6-10-0
    14West4-12-0
    15North3-13-0
    16West2-14-0

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

    Playoff Picture Scenarios: Week 17

    Playoff Scenarios: Week 17
    AFC Scenarios: NFC Scenarios:
    No remaining AFC scenarios.

    No remaining NFC scenarios.


    AFC clinches: NFC clinches:
    NEW ENGLAND clinched the AFC East division title and a first-round bye (Week 15) and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs (Week 17).
    HOUSTON clinched the AFC South division title (Week 16).
    PITTSBURGH clinched the AFC North division title (Week 16).
    KANSAS CITY clinched a playoff berth (Week 16), the AFC West division title (Week 17) and a first-round bye (Week 17).
    OAKLAND clinched a playoff berth (Week 15).
    MIAMI clinched a playoff berth (Week 16).
    SEATTLE clinched the NFC West division title (Week 15).
    ATLANTA clinched the NFC South division title (Week 16) and a first-round bye (Week 17).
    NEW YORK GIANTS clinched a playoff berth (Week 16).
    GREEN BAY clinched a playoff berth and the NFC North division title (Week 17).
    DETROIT clinched a playoff berth (Week 17).
    DALLAS clinched a playoff berth (Week 13), the NFC East division title (Week 16) and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs (Week 16).

    During the regular season, the seeds reflect how the playoffs would stand if the season ended up to that point. The NFL playoffs are not based on a pure bracket system. In the divisional playoffs, the No. 1 seed is assured of playing the lowest-seeded Wild Card survivor. There are no restrictions on intra-division games and the higher seed of any matchup will have home-field advantage.

  • Tiebreakers

    AFC tiebreakers:

    • Kansas City is the AFC West champion over Oakland based on head to head (2-0).
    • Houston is the AFC South champion over Tennessee based on division record (5-1 to the Titans' 2-4).
    • Tennessee is ahead of Denver based on head to head (1-0).
    • Baltimore is ahead of Indianapolis based on conference record (7-5 to the Colts' 5-7).
    • The New York Jets are ahead of San Diego based on common games (1-4 to the Chargers' 0-5).

     

    NFC tiebreakers:

    • Detroit is ahead of Tampa Bay based on common games (3-2 to the Buccaneers' 2-3).
    • New Orleans is ahead of Philadelphia based on conference record (6-6 to the Eagles' 5-7).
  • Tiebreaker Rules

    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.


  • Projected 2017 NFL Draft Order

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