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2016-17 NFL Playoff Picture

1st Seed
Raiders
10-2-0
2nd Seed
Patriots
10-2-0
6th Seed
Broncos
8-4-0
3rd Seed
Ravens
7-5-0
5th Seed
Chiefs
9-3-0
4th Seed
Texans
6-6-0
1st Seed
Cowboys
11-1-0
2nd Seed
Seahawks
8-3-1
6th Seed
Buccaneers
7-5-0
3rd Seed
Lions
8-4-0
5th Seed
Giants
8-4-0
4th Seed
Falcons
7-5-0
IF THE PLAYOFFS STARTED TODAY
  • To view each team's tiebreaker explanations, scenarios and remaining schedule, click on the team name.
    AFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1West10-2-0
    2East10-2-0
    3North7-5-0
    4South6-6-0
    5West9-3-0
    6West8-4-0
     
    Still Alive
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7East7-5-0
    8North7-5-0
    9South6-6-0
    10East6-6-0
    11South6-6-0
    12West5-7-0
    13North4-7-1
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    14East3-9-0
    15South2-10-0
    16North0-12-0
     
    NFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1
     (x) Dallas 
    East11-1-0
    2West8-3-1
    3North8-4-0
    4South7-5-0
    5East8-4-0
    6South7-5-0
     
    Still Alive
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7East6-5-1
    8North6-6-0
    9North6-6-0
    10West5-6-1
    11South5-7-0
    12East5-7-0
    13South4-8-0
    14West4-8-0
    15North3-9-0
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    16West1-11-0

    Legend: ( X ) -clinched playoff berth | ( Y ) -denotes division winner | ( Z ) -denotes first-round bye | ( * ) -clinched home-field advantage

    Playoff Picture Scenarios: Week 14

    Playoff Scenarios: Week 14
    AFC Scenarios: NFC Scenarios:
    NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

    New England can clinch the AFC East division title with:

    1) NE win + MIA loss or tie OR
    2) NE tie + MIA loss

    New England can clinch a first-round bye with:

    1) NE win + MIA loss or tie + PIT loss or tie

    OAKLAND RAIDERS

    Oakland can clinch a playoff berth with:

    1) OAK win + MIA loss or tie OR
    2) OAK win + DEN loss OR
    3) OAK tie + MIA loss + BAL loss or tie OR
    4) OAK tie + MIA loss + PIT loss or tie
    DALLAS COWBOYS

    Dallas can clinch the NFC East division title with:

    1) DAL win

    Dallas can clinch a first-round bye with:

    1) DAL win + DET loss or tie OR
    2) DAL win + SEA loss

    Dallas can clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with:

    1) DAL win + DET loss or tie + SEA loss

    SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

    Seattle can clinch the NFC West division title with:

    1) SEA win + ARI loss or tie OR
    2) SEA tie + ARI loss

    AFC clinches: NFC clinches:
    None. DALLAS clinched a playoff berth (Week 13).

    During the regular season, the seeds reflect how the playoffs would stand if the season ended up to that point. The NFL playoffs are not based on a pure bracket system. In the divisional playoffs, the No. 1 seed is assured of playing the lowest-seeded Wild Card survivor. There are no restrictions on intra-division games and the higher seed of any matchup will have home-field advantage.

  • Tiebreakers

    AFC tiebreakers:

    • Oakland is ahead of New England based on strength of victory (.467 to the Patriots' .358).
    • Baltimore is ahead of Pittsburgh in the AFC North based on head to head (1-0).
    • Houston is ahead of Tennessee in the AFC South based on head to head (1-0).
    • Miami is ahead of Pittsburgh based on head to head (1-0).
    • Houston is ahead of Indianapolis and Tennessee in the AFC South based on head to head (Texans' 2-0 to the Colts' 2-1 and the Titans' 0-3).
    • Indianapolis is ahead of Tennessee in the AFC South based on head to head (2-0).
    • Indianapolis is ahead of Buffalo based on conference record (4-5 to the Bills' 3-5).
    • Buffalo is ahead of Tennessee based on strength of schedule (.493 to the Titans' .451).

     

    NFC tiebreakers:

    • Atlanta is ahead of Tampa Bay in the NFC South based on division record (3-1 to the Buccaneers' 2-1).
    • Minnesota is ahead of Green Bay in the NFC North based on head to head (1-0).
    • New Orleans is ahead of Philadelphia based on conference record (4-4 to the Eagles' 3-6).
    • Carolina is ahead of Los Angeles based on head to head (1-0).
  • Tiebreaker Rules

    The six postseason participants from each conference will be seeded as follows:

    1. The division champion with the best record.
    2. The division champion with the second-best record.
    3. The division champion with the third-best record.
    4. The division champion with the fourth-best record.
    5. The Wild Card club with the best record.
    6. The Wild Card club with the second-best record.

    The following procedures will be used to break standings ties for postseason playoffs and to determine regular-season schedules.
    NOTE: Tie games count as one-half win and one-half loss for both clubs.

    TO BREAK A TIE WITHIN A DIVISION:

    If, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with the best won-lost-tied percentage, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.

    Two Clubs:

    1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
    2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
    4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    5. Strength of victory.
    6. Strength of schedule.
    7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    9. Best net points in common games.
    10. Best net points in all games.
    11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
    12. Coin toss.

    Three or More Clubs:
    (Note: If two clubs remain tied after one or more clubs are eliminated during any step, tie-breaker re-starts at Step One of two-club format. If three clubs remain tied after a fourth club is eliminated during any step, tie-breaker re-starts at Step One of three-club format.)

    1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games among the clubs).
    2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
    4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    5. Strength of victory.
    6. Strength of schedule.
    7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    9. Best net points in common games.
    10. Best net points in all games.
    11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
    12. Coin toss.

    TO BREAK A TIE FOR THE WILD-CARD TEAM OR AMONG DIVISION WINNERS:
    If it is necessary to break ties to determine the two Wild-Card clubs from each conference, the following steps will be taken.

    1. If the tied clubs are from the same division, apply division tie breaker.
    2. If the tied clubs are from different divisions, apply the following steps.

    Two Clubs:

    1. Head-to-head, if applicable.
    2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
    4. Strength of victory.
    5. Strength of schedule.
    6. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    7. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    8. Best net points in conference games.
    9. Best net points in all games.
    10. Best net touchdowns in all games.
    11. Coin toss.

    Three or More Clubs:
    (Note: If two clubs remain tied after one or more clubs are eliminated during any step, tie-breaker re-starts at Step One of two-club format. If three clubs remain tied after a fourth club is eliminated during any step, tie-breaker re-starts at Step One of three-club format.)

    1. Apply division tie breaker to eliminate all but the highest ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. The original seeding within a division upon application of the division tie breaker remains the same for all subsequent applications of the procedure that are necessary to identify the two Wild-Card participants.
    2. Head-to-head sweep. (Applicable only if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others.)
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
    5. Strength of victory.
    6. Strength of schedule.
    7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    9. Best net points in conference games.
    10. Best net points in all games.
    11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
    12. Coin toss

    When the first Wild-Card team has been identified, the procedure is repeated to name the second Wild-Card, i.e., eliminate all but the highest-ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. In situations where three or more teams from the same division are involved in the procedure, the original seeding of the teams remains the same for subsequent applications of the tie breaker if the top-ranked team in that division qualifies for a Wild-Card berth.

    OTHER TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES

    1. Only one club advances to the playoffs in any tie-breaking step. Remaining tied clubs revert to the first step of the applicable division or Wild-Card tie breakers. As an example, if two clubs remain tied in any tie-breaker step after all other clubs have been eliminated, the procedure reverts to step one of the two-club format to determine the winner. When one club wins the tie breaker, all other clubs revert to step 1 of the applicable two-club or three-club format.
    2. In comparing division and conference records or records against common opponents among tied teams, the best won-lost-tied percentage is the deciding factor since teams may have played an unequal number of games.
    3. To determine home-field priority among division titlists, apply Wild-Card tie breakers.
    4. To determine home-field priority for Wild-Card qualifiers, apply division tie breakers (if teams are from the same division) or Wild-Card tie breakers (if teams are from different divisions).

    Tie Breaking Procedure for Draft:

    1. Clubs not participating in the playoffs shall select in the first through 20th positions in reverse standings order.
    2. The Super Bowl winner is last and Super Bowl loser is next-to-last.
    3. The losers of the Conference Championship games shall select 29th and 30th based on won-lost-tied percentage.
    4. The losers of the Divisional playoff games shall select 25th through 28th based on won-lost-tied percentage.
    5. The losers of the Wild Card games shall select 21st through 24th based on won-lost-tied percentage.

    If ties exist in any grouping except (2) above, such ties shall be broken by strength-of-schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength-of-schedule, the divisional or conference tie-breakers, if applicable, shall be applied. Any ties that still exist shall be broken by a coin flip.


  • Projected 2017 NFL Draft Order

         Projection by The Sports Xchange, based on current NFL records.

    Pick Team Notes
    1Cleveland  
    2San Francisco 
    3Chicago  
    4Jacksonville  
    5New York Jets  
    6Cincinnati  
    7Carolina  
    8Tennessee from Los Angeles
    9Arizona 
    10San Diego  
    11New Orleans  
    12Green Bay  
    13Clevelandfrom Philadelphia
    14Indianapolis  
    15Tennessee  
    16Buffalo  
       
     
    Pick Team Notes
    17Pittsburgh 
    18Tampa Bay  
    19Philadelphia from Minnesota
    20Miami  
    21Baltimore  
    22Houston  
    23Washington  
    24Detroit  
    25Atlanta  
    26Denver  
    27Seattle  
    28New York Giants  
    29Kansas City  
    30Oakland  
    31New England  
    32Dallas  

    Tie-breaking procedure for the NFL Draft

    • Clubs not participating in the playoffs shall select in the first through 20th positions in reverse standings order.
    • The Super Bowl winner is last and Super Bowl loser is next-to-last.
    • The losers of the Conference Championship games shall select 29th and 30th based on won-lost-tied percentage.
    • The losers of the Divisional playoff games shall select 25th through 28th based on won-lost-tied percentage.
    • The losers of the Wild Card games shall select 21st through 24th based on won-lost-tied percentage.

    If ties exist in any grouping except (2) above, such ties shall be broken by strength-of-schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength-of-schedule, the divisional or conference tie-breakers, if applicable, shall be applied. Any ties that still exist shall be broken by a coin flip.

 
 
 
 
 
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