2019-20 NFL Playoff Picture

1st Seed
Ravens
14-2-0
2nd Seed
Chiefs
12-4-0
6th Seed
Titans
9-7-0
+182
3rd Seed
Patriots
12-4-0
-221
NE -5.5, O/U 43.5
5th Seed
Bills
10-6-0
+138
4th Seed
Texans
10-6-0
-161
HOU -3, O/U 41.5
1st Seed
49ers
13-3-0
2nd Seed
Packers
13-3-0
6th Seed
Vikings
10-6-0
+304
3rd Seed
Saints
13-3-0
-388
NO -7.5, O/U 47.5
5th Seed
Seahawks
11-5-0
-122
4th Seed
Eagles
9-7-0
+102
SEA -1.5, O/U 46
NFL PLAYOFF PICTURE
  • To view each team's tiebreaker explanations, scenarios and remaining schedule, click on the team name.
    AFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1North14-2-0
    2West12-4-0
    3East12-4-0
    4
     (y) Houston 
    South10-6-0
    5
     (x) Buffalo 
    East10-6-0
    6South9-7-0
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7North8-8-0
    8West7-9-0
    9West7-9-0
    10South7-9-0
    11East7-9-0
    12South6-10-0
    13North6-10-0
    14West5-11-0
    15East5-11-0
    16North2-14-0
     
    NFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1West13-3-0
    2North13-3-0
    3South13-3-0
    4East9-7-0
    5
     (x) Seattle 
    West11-5-0
    6North10-6-0
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7West9-7-0
    8North8-8-0
    9East8-8-0
    10South7-9-0
    11South7-9-0
    12West5-10-1
    13South5-11-0
    14East4-12-0
    15North3-12-1
    16East3-13-0

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

    Playoff Picture Scenarios: Week 17

    AFC Scenarios: NFC Scenarios:
    No remaining AFC clinch scenarios.

    No remaining NFC clinch scenarios.


    AFC clinches: NFC clinches:
    BALTIMORE clinched a playoff berth (Week 14), the AFC North division title (Week 15), home-field advantage throughout the playoffs (Week 16)
    NEW ENGLAND clinched a playoff berth (Week 15), the AFC East division title (Week 16)
    KANSAS CITY clinched the AFC West division title (Week 14), first-round bye (Week 17)
    HOUSTON clinched the AFC South division title (Week 16)
    BUFFALO clinched a playoff berth (Week 15)
    TENNESSEE clinched a playoff berth (Week 17)
    SAN FRANCISCO clinched a playoff berth (Week 15), the NFC West division title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs (Week 17)
    GREEN BAY clinched a playoff berth (Week 15), the NFC North division title (Week 16), first-round bye (Week 17)
    NEW ORLEANS clinched the NFC South division title (Week 13)
    PHILADELPHIA clinched the NFC East division title (Week 17)
    SEATTLE clinched a playoff berth (Week 15)
    MINNESOTA clinched a playoff berth (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 ahead of New England based on head to head (1-0).
    • Denver is ahead of Oakland in the AFC West based on conference record (6-6 to the Raiders' 5-7).
    • Denver is ahead of Indianapolis and the N.Y. Jets based on conference record (Broncos' 6-6 to the Colts' 5-7 and the Jets' 4-8).
    • Oakland and Indianapolis are ahead of the N.Y. Jets based on conference record (Raiders' 5-7 and Colts' 5-7 to the Jets' 4-8).
    • Oakland is ahead of Indianapolis based on head to head (1-0).
    • Jacksonville is ahead of Cleveland based on common games record (4-1 to the Browns' 2-3).
    • The L.A. Chargers are ahead of Miami based on head to head (1-0).

     

    NFC tiebreakers:

    • San Francisco is ahead of Green Bay and New Orleans based on head-to-head sweep (2-0).
    • Green Bay is ahead of New Orleans based on conference record (10-2 to the Saints' 9-3).
    • Chicago is ahead of Dallas based on head to head (1-0).
    • Atlanta is ahead of Tampa Bay in the NFC South based on division record (4-2 to the Buccaneers' 2-4).

     

  • 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.


  • 2020 NFL Draft Order

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

    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.