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NFL Playoffs: Schedule and Matchups Set

Week 17 is in the book now, and the NFL playoffs are now set. 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 final  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
 (y) 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
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

 

And here’s the NFL playoff picture:

NFL WILD CARD WEEKEND

Saturday, January 4

AFC: 4:35 PM (ET) Kansas City at Indianapolis (NBC)

NFC: 8:10 PM (ET) New Orleans at Philadelphia/Dallas (NBC)

Sunday, January 5

AFC: 1:05 PM (ET) San Diego at Cincinnati (CBS)

NFC: 4:40 PM (ET) San Francisco at Green Bay (FOX)

 

NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

Saturday, January 11

NFC: 4:35 PM (ET) Green Bay/San Francisco/New Orleans at Seattle (FOX)

AFC: 8:15 PM (ET) Cincinnati/Indianapolis/Kansas City at New England (CBS)

Sunday, January 12

NFC: 1:05 PM (ET) Philadelphia/Dallas/Green Bay/San Francisco at Carolina (FOX)

AFC: 4:40 PM (ET) Indianapolis/Kansas City/San Diego at Denver (CBS)

In the Divisional Playoffs, the division champion with the best record in each conference will host the lowest seeded Wild Card survivor. Once teams are seeded for the playoffs, positions do not change
And just for fun, here’s the current projected order for the 2014 NFL Draft:

Pick #

Team

W

L

T

Win %

SOS

1 Houston 2 14 0 0.125 0.559
2 St. Louis (via Was) 3 13 0 0.188 0.516
3 Jacksonville 4 12 0 0.25 0.504
4 Cleveland 4 12 0 0.25 0.516
5 Oakland 4 12 0 0.25 0.523
6 Atlanta 4 12 0 0.25 0.553
7 Tampa Bay 4 12 0 0.25 0.574
8 Minnesota 5 10 1 0.344 0.512
9 Buffalo 6 10 0 0.375 0.52
10 Detroit 7 9 0 0.438 0.457
11 Tennessee 7 9 0 0.438 0.504
12 NY Giants 7 9 0 0.438 0.52
13 St. Louis 7 9 0 0.438 0.551
14 Chicago 8 8 0 0.5 0.465
15 Pittsburgh 8 8 0 0.5 0.469
16 Dallas 8 8 0 0.5 0.484
17 Baltimore 8 8 0 0.5 0.484
18 NY Jets 8 8 0 0.5 0.488
19 Miami 8 8 0 0.5 0.523
20 Arizona 10 6 0 0.625 0.531
21 Green Bay* 8 7 1 0.531 0.453
22 San Diego* 9 7 0 0.563 0.496
23 Philadelphia* 10 6 0 0.625 0.453
24 Kansas City* 11 5 0 0.688 0.445
25 Cincinnati* 11 5 0 0.688 0.48
26 Cleveland (via Ind)* 11 5 0 0.688 0.484
27 New Orleans* 11 5 0 0.688 0.516
28 San Francisco* 12 4 0 0.75 0.494
29 New England* 12 4 0 0.75 0.473
30 Carolina* 12 4 0 0.75 0.494
31 Denver* 13 3 0 0.813 0.469
32 Seattle* 13 3 0 0.813 0.49

 

 

 

 

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