OK so week 16 was crazy.... A good amount of AFC teams were eliminated. Here are the playoff standings headed into the final week.
The Patriots have clinched home field advantage through the playoffs including the bye week as the guaranteed #1 Seed.
The Broncos are currently the two seed getting bye week and at least one home game. They can lose that spot if the Bengals win week 17 against the steelers and if the Raiders beat the broncos.
The Bengals are currently the 3 seed and could stay there with a win or move up to the two as I said above. If they lost to the steelers they will fall to a wild card team becoming the 5 seed.
The Colts the Colts have clinched over a week ago due to a pathetically weak division. They will enter as the 4 seed and take on the 5 seed at home.
The steelers The Steelers are the 5 seed and will stay a 5 seed unless they win against cincy which will flop them with the Bengals.
The Chargers are currently clinging onto the final playoff spot in the AFC. With a win they are in needing no help otherwise. If they lose to remain in they are bounced by the Chiefs who they play Sunday.
The Ravens The Ravens have no shot at the division only hopes the 6 seed. They can get into the post season by beating the Browns and the Chargers would have to lose to the Chiefs.
The Texans the only way Houston gets in is if they win week 17 against the Jaguars in Houston and then they still need help. They would need a Chargers loss as well as a Ravens loss. If those 3 things happen Texans are in.
The Chiefs need the most help to get in. The Chiefs are desperate. They need to first help themselves and beat the Chargers. Then they need a miracle because they would need the Jaguars to beat Houston in Houston as well as The Browns to beat the Ravens in Baltimore.
SEAHAWKS are the current one seed. If they win Sunday against the Rams then the NFC playoff picture goes through Seattle. They would also get a bye.
The Lions are clinging to the 2 seed headed into Lambeau. The winner of this game wins the 2 seed. Which means at least one home game and a bye week.
The Cowboys Well the boys have clinched division and will host the first round. They will automatically have the 3 seed win or lose this weekend.
The Panthers this is interesting at 6-8-1 the panthers could win their division if they beat other division hopeful Falcons this weekend or they could tie and they would still be the 4 seed. Yes that means a team hosting a playoff game could be 7-8-1 or even 6-8-2. Talk about pathetic.
The Packers The Packers take on the Lions for a division game. If they win they become the two seed and lock up at least one home game and a bye week. If they lose and the cardinals win they become the 6 seed and go to Dallas instead of the NFC south winner.
The Cardinals a team completely collapsing but thankfully for them have clinched a playoff spot. The Cardinals have an interesting opportunity. If they win against the 49ers and the SEAHAWKS lose at home to the Rams they could bounce up to the 2 seed and lock up a bye week and a home game. If they lose they still face Dallas. If they win and the hawks win they would move to the 5 seed while the NFC North loser moves to 6 seed and faces Dallas.
The Falcons it's quite simple. They are 6-9 but if they win this weekend against Carolina in Atlanta they are in and host the first round yes at 7-9. If not they go home.
To everyone else better luck next year and may the Draft gods be with you.
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