NFL Playoff Picture: AFC & NFC standings after Week 13

The NFL playoff picture is taking shape. Here’s how it looks after the latest slate of games:

AFC

  1. Steelers (11-1) Wins tiebreaker with Chiefs based on conference record, still in the lead for home-field advantage.
  2. Chiefs (11-1) Clinched a playoff berth.
  3. Bills (9-3) One-game lead in the AFC East.
  4. Titans (8-4) Owns the division record tiebreaker over Indianapolis.
  5. Browns (9-3) Closing in on a return to the playoffs.
  6. Dolphins (8-4) Still a chance in the AFC East.
  7. Colts (8-4) Still a chance in AFC South.

  1. Raiders (7-5) One game out in the wild card.
  2. Ravens (7-5) Currently on the outside looking in.
  3. Patriots (6-6) Tough road to a return to the playoffs.
  4. Broncos (4-8) An extreme long shot to make the postseason.
  5. Texans (4-8) Four games out of the wild card with four games to play.
  6. Chargers (3-8) Mathematically eliminated.
  7. Bengals (2-8-1) Mathematically eliminated.
  8. Jaguars (1-10) Mathematically eliminated.
  9. Jets (0-11) Mathematically eliminated.

NFC

  1. Saints (10-2) First team to clinch a playoff berth
  2. Packers (9-3) Big lead in the NFC North.
  3. Rams (8-4) Head-to-head tiebreaker over Seahawks.
  4. Giants (5-7) Lead the NFC East thanks to head-to-head tiebreaker with Washington.
  5. Seahawks (8-4) First in the wild card race.
  6. Buccaneers (7-5) Three games behind the Saints in the NFC South.
  7. Vikings (6-6) Tiebreaker advantage over the Cardinals.

  1. Cardinals (6-6) Struggling as they head into the stretch run.
  2. Bears (5-7) One game behind for the wild card.
  3. Lions (5-7) One game behind for the wild card.
  4. 49ers (5-7) One game behind for the wild card.
  5. Washington (5-7) Still not out of it in the NFC East.
  6. Falcons (4-8) Playing well too little, too late.
  7. Panthers (4-8) No realistic chance in the wild card race.
  8. Eagles (3-8-1) Still not out of it in the NFC East.
  9. Cowboys (3-9) Still not out of it in the NFC East.