2017-18 NFL Playoff Picture

1st Seed
Steelers
8-2-0
2nd Seed
Patriots
7-2-0
6th Seed
Bills
5-4-0
3rd Seed
Jaguars
6-3-0
5th Seed
Titans
6-4-0
4th Seed
Chiefs
6-3-0
1st Seed
Eagles
8-1-0
2nd Seed
Vikings
7-2-0
6th Seed
Seahawks
6-3-0
3rd Seed
Saints
7-2-0
5th Seed
Panthers
7-3-0
4th Seed
Rams
7-2-0
NFL PLAYOFF PICTURE
  • To view each team's tiebreaker explanations, scenarios and remaining schedule, click on the team name.
    AFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1North8-2-0
    2East7-2-0
    3South6-3-0
    4West6-3-0
    5South6-4-0
    6East5-4-0
     
    Still Alive
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7North4-5-0
    8West4-5-0
    9East4-5-0
    10East4-6-0
    11South3-6-0
    12North3-6-0
    13West3-6-0
    14West3-6-0
    15South3-7-0
    16North0-9-0
     
    NFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1East8-1-0
    2North7-2-0
    3South7-2-0
    4West7-2-0
    5South7-3-0
    6West6-3-0
     
    Still Alive
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7South5-4-0
    8North5-4-0
    9North5-4-0
    10East5-4-0
    11East4-5-0
    12West4-5-0
    13South3-6-0
    14North3-6-0
    15East1-8-0
    16West1-9-0

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

    Playoff Picture Scenarios

    Playoff Scenarios
    AFC Scenarios: NFC Scenarios:
    AFC clinch scenarios will be published later in the season.

    NFC clinch scenarios will be published later in the season.


    AFC clinches: NFC clinches:
    None. None.

    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:

    • Jacksonville is ahead of Kansas City based on conference record (6-2 to the Chiefs' 4-2).
    • Baltimore is ahead of Oakland and Miami based on head to head sweep (2-0).
    • Oakland is ahead of Miami based on head to head (1-0).
    • The L.A. Chargers are ahead of Denver in the AFC West based on common games record (2-3 to the Broncos' 1-4).
    • Houston is ahead of Cincinnati and the L.A. Chargers based on conference record (Texans' 3-4 to the Bengals' 3-5 and the Chargers' 2-5).
    • Cincinnati is ahead of the L.A. Chargers based on conference record (3-5 to the Chargers' 2-5).

     

    NFC tiebreakers:

    • Minnesota and New Orleans are ahead of the L.A. Rams based on conference record (Vikings' and Saints' 5-1 to the Rams' 4-2).
    • Minnesota is ahead of New Orleans based on head to head (1-0).
    • New Orleans is ahead of the L.A. Rams based on conference record (5-1 to the Rams' 4-2).
    • Detroit is ahead of Green Bay in the NFC North based on head to head (1-0).
    • Atlanta is ahead of Dallas and Detroit based on head to head sweep (2-0).
    • Detroit is ahead of Dallas based on W-L-T percentage in common games (3-1 to the Cowboys' 2-2).
    • Green Bay is ahead of Dallas based on head to head (1-0).
    • Washington is ahead of Arizona based on conference record (3-4 to the Cardinals' 3-5).
    • Tampa Bay is ahead of Chicago based on head to head (1-0).
  • 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.


  • 2017 NFL Projected Draft Order

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

    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.