2018-19 NFL Playoff Picture

1st Seed
Chiefs
12-4-0
2nd Seed
Patriots
11-5-0
6th Seed
Colts
10-6-0
ML: +120
3rd Seed
Texans
11-5-0
ML: -140
HOU -2.5, O/U 47.5
5th Seed
Chargers
12-4-0
ML: +125
4th Seed
Ravens
10-6-0
ML: -145
BAL -2.5, O/U 42
1st Seed
Saints
13-3-0
2nd Seed
Rams
13-3-0
6th Seed
Eagles
9-7-0
ML: +200
3rd Seed
Bears
12-4-0
ML: -250
CHI -5.5, O/U 42
5th Seed
Seahawks
10-6-0
ML: +125
4th Seed
Cowboys
10-6-0
ML: -145
DAL -2.5, O/U 42
NFL PLAYOFF PICTURE
  • To view each team's tiebreaker explanations, scenarios and remaining schedule, click on the team name.
    AFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1West12-4-0
    2East11-5-0
    3
     (y) Houston 
    South11-5-0
    4North10-6-0
    5West12-4-0
    6South10-6-0
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7North9-6-1
    8South9-7-0
    9North7-8-1
    10East7-9-0
    11West6-10-0
    12North6-10-0
    13East6-10-0
    14South5-11-0
    15East4-12-0
    16West4-12-0
     
    NFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1South13-3-0
    2West13-3-0
    3
     (y) Chicago 
    North12-4-0
    4
     (y) Dallas 
    East10-6-0
    5
     (x) Seattle 
    West10-6-0
    6East9-7-0
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7North8-7-1
    8South7-9-0
    9East7-9-0
    10South7-9-0
    11North6-9-1
    12North6-10-0
    13East5-11-0
    14South5-11-0
    15West4-12-0
    16West3-13-0

    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 for Week 17.

    No remaining NFC clinch scenarios for Week 17.


    AFC clinches: NFC clinches:
    KANSAS CITY clinched a playoff berth (Week 14), the AFC West division title & home-field advantage throughout the playoffs (Week 17)
    NEW ENGLAND clinched the AFC East division title (Week 16), first-round bye (Week 17)
    HOUSTON clinched a playoff berth (Week 16), the AFC South division title (Week 17)
    BALTIMORE clinched the AFC North division title (Week 17)
    LOS ANGELES CHARGERS clinched a playoff berth (Week 15)
    INDIANAPOLIS clinched a playoff berth (Week 17)
    NEW ORLEANS clinched the NFC South division title (Week 14), a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs (Week 16)
    LOS ANGELES RAMS clinched the NFC West division title (Week 13), first-round bye (Week 17)
    CHICAGO clinched the NFC North division title (Week 15)
    DALLAS clinched the NFC East division title (Week 16)
    SEATTLE clinched a playoff berth (Week 16)
    PHILADELPHIA clinched a playoff berth (Week 17)

    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 the L.A. Chargers in the AFC West based on division record (5-1 to the Chargers' 4-2).
    • New England is ahead of Houston based on head to head (1-0).
    • Denver is ahead of Buffalo and Cincinnati based on strength of victory (Broncos' .464 to the Bengals' .448 and the Bills' .411).
    • Cincinnati is ahead of Buffalo based on common games record (3-2 to the Bills' 1-4).
    • The N.Y. Jets are ahead of Oakland based on strength of victory (.438 to the Raiders' .406).

     

    NFC tiebreakers:

    • New Orleans is ahead of the Los Angeles Rams based on head to head (1-0).
    • Atlanta is ahead of Carolina in the NFC South based on head to head (2-0).
    • Atlanta is ahead of Washington based on head to head (1-0).
    • Washington is ahead of Carolina based on head to head (1-0).
    • The N.Y. Giants are ahead of Tampa Bay 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.


  • 2019 NFL Draft Order

    Official Draft order as of Feb. 4, 2019

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