NFL Playoffs: Schedule and Matchups Set

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Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; General view of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet before the AFC wild card playoff game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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