NFL Playoff Picture following late games

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Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (27) celebrates with fans after defeating the Baltimore Ravens 34-17 at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The early and late games of Week 17 are in the book now, and the NFL playoff picture has changed dramatically. Many teams faltered, while others prevailed to improve their seeding and/or ultimately clinch a spot in the NFL playoffs.

All but two spot are locked-up, and here is the latest look at the NFL playoff standings, courtesy of CBS Sports:

AFC

SEED TEAM DIVISION RECORD
1
 (*) Denver
West 13-3-0
2
 (z) New England
East 12-4-0
3
 (y) Cincinnati
North 11-5-0
4
 (y) Indianapolis
South 11-5-0
5
 (x) Kansas City
West 11-5-0
6
 (x) San Diego
West 9-7-0
ELIMINATED
SEED TEAM DIVISION RECORD
7
 Pittsburgh
North 8-8-0
8
 Baltimore
North 8-8-0
9
 N.Y. Jets
East 8-8-0
10
 Miami
East 8-8-0
11
 Tennessee
South 7-9-0
12
 Buffalo
East 6-10-0
13
 Oakland
West 4-12-0
14
 Jacksonville
South 4-12-0
15
 Cleveland
North 4-12-0
16
 Houston
South 2-14-0

NFC

SEED TEAM DIVISION RECORD
1
 (*) Seattle
West 13-3-0
2
 (z) Carolina
South 12-4-0
3
 Philadelphia
East 9-6-0
4
 (y) Green Bay
North 8-7-1
5
 (x) San Francisco
West 12-4-0
6
 (x) New Orleans
South 11-5-0
STILL ALIVE
SEED TEAM DIVISION RECORD
8
 Dallas
East 8-7-0
ELIMINATED
SEED TEAM DIVISION RECORD
7
 Arizona
West 10-6-0
9
 Chicago
North 8-8-0
10
 N.Y. Giants
East 7-9-0
11
 Detroit
North 7-9-0
12
 St. Louis
West 7-9-0
13
 Minnesota
North 5-10-1
14
 Tampa Bay
South 4-12-0
15
 Atlanta
South 4-12-0
16
 Washington
East 3-13-0
( X ) -clinched playoff berth | ( Y ) -denotes division winner | ( Z ) -denotes first-round bye | ( * ) -clinched home-field advantage
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