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2014-15 NFL Playoff Picture

1st Seed
Patriots
11-3-0
2nd Seed
Broncos
11-3-0
6th Seed
Ravens
9-5-0
3rd Seed
Colts
10-4-0
5th Seed
Steelers
9-5-0
4th Seed
Bengals
9-4-1
1st Seed
Cardinals
11-3-0
2nd Seed
Lions
10-4-0
6th Seed
Packers
10-4-0
3rd Seed
Cowboys
10-4-0
5th Seed
Seahawks
10-4-0
4th Seed
Saints
6-8-0
IF THE PLAYOFFS STARTED TODAY
  • To view each team's tiebreaker explanations, scenarios and remaining schedule, click on the team name.
    AFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1East11-3-0
    2
     (y) Denver 
    West11-3-0
    3South10-4-0
    4North9-4-1
    5North9-5-0
    6North9-5-0
     
    Still Alive
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7West8-6-0
    8West8-6-0
    9East8-6-0
    10South7-7-0
    11East7-7-0
    12North7-7-0
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    13East3-11-0
    14South3-12-0
    15West2-12-0
    16South2-13-0
     
    NFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1
     (x) Arizona 
    West11-3-0
    2
     (x) Detroit 
    North10-4-0
    3East10-4-0
    4South6-8-0
    5West10-4-0
    6North10-4-0
     
    Still Alive
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7East9-6-0
    11South5-8-1
    14South5-9-0
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    8West7-7-0
    9North6-8-0
    10West6-8-0
    12North5-9-0
    13East5-9-0
    15East4-11-0
    16South2-12-0

    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 16 Scenarios blog
    AFC Scenarios: NFC Scenarios:
    NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

    New England can clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with:
    1) NE win + DEN loss

    New England can clinch a first-round bye with:
    1) NE win
    2) NE tie + IND loss or tie
    3) IND loss + CIN loss or tie + PIT loss or tie + BAL loss or tie

    DENVER BRONCOS

    Denver can clinch a first-round bye with:
    1) DEN win
    2) DEN tie + IND loss or tie

    CINCINNATI BENGALS

    Cincinnati can clinch the AFC North division title with:
    1) CIN win + PIT loss + BAL loss or tie

    Cincinnati can clinch a playoff berth with:
    1) CIN win
    2) CIN tie + BAL loss
    3) CIN tie + KC loss or tie + SD loss or tie
    4) KC loss + SD loss + BUF loss or tie

    PITTSBURGH STEELERS

    Pittsburgh can clinch a playoff berth with:
    1) PIT win

    BALTIMORE RAVENS

    Baltimore can clinch a playoff berth with:
    1) BAL win + PIT loss + CIN loss
    2) BAL win + KC loss or tie + SD loss or tie
    3) BAL tie + KC loss + SD loss + BUF loss or tie

    ARIZONA CARDINALS

    Arizona can clinch the NFC West division title and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
    1) ARI win

    DETROIT LIONS

    Detroit can clinch the NFC North with:
    1) DET win + GB loss

    Detroit can clinch a first-round bye with:
    1) DET win + GB loss + DAL loss

    DALLAS COWBOYS

    Dallas can clinch the NFC East division title with:
    1) DAL win or tie

    Dallas can clinch a playoff berth with:
    1) DAL win + GB loss or tie + DET loss or tie as long as both don't tie

    SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

    Seattle can clinch a playoff spot with:
    1) SEA win or tie
    2) DAL win or tie

    GREEN BAY PACKERS

    Green Bay can clinch a playoff spot with:
    1) GB win or tie
    2) DAL win or tie

    NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

    New Orleans can clinch the NFC South division title with:
    1) NO win + CAR loss


    Current AFC clinches: Current NFC clinches:
    Indianapolis -- AFC South division title (Week 15)
    New England -- AFC East division title (Week 15)
    Denver -- AFC West division title (Week 15)
    Arizona -- playoff berth (Week 15)
    Detroit -- playoff berth (Week 16)

    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 Baltimore in the AFC North based on division record (3-2 to the Ravens' 2-3).
    • Kansas City is ahead of San Diego in the AFC West based on head to head (1-0).
    • Kansas City is ahead of Buffalo based on head to head (1-0).
    • San Diego is ahead of Buffalo based on head to head (1-0).
    • Houston is ahead of Miami and Cleveland based on conference record (6-4 to the Dolphins' 6-5 and the Browns' 4-7).
    • Miami is ahead of Cleveland based on conference record (6-5 to the Browns' 4-7).

     

    NFC tiebreakers:

    • Detroit is ahead of Green Bay in the NFC North based on head to head (1-0).
    • Detroit is ahead of Dallas based on conference record (8-2 to the Cowboys' 7-4).
    • Seattle is ahead of Green Bay based on head to head (1-0).
    • Minnesota is ahead of St. Louis based on head ot head (1-0).
    • Chicago and the N.Y. Giants are ahead of Atlanta based on head to head sweep (2-0).
    • Chicago is ahead of the N.Y. Giants based on conference record (4-6 to the Giants' 3-7).
    • The N.Y. Giants are ahead of Atlanta based on head to head (1-0).
  • 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.

  • NFLDraftScout.com's Projected 2015 NFL Draft Order

    Round 1

    NOTE: Draft order will be based on team record until later in the season.

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

    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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