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2014-15 NFL Playoff Picture

1st Seed
Broncos
13-3-0
2nd Seed
Patriots
12-4-0
6th Seed
Chargers
9-7-0
3rd Seed
Bengals
11-5-0
5th Seed
Chiefs
11-5-0
4th Seed
Colts
11-5-0
1st Seed
Seahawks
13-3-0
2nd Seed
Panthers
12-4-0
6th Seed
Saints
11-5-0
3rd Seed
Eagles
10-6-0
5th Seed
49ers
12-4-0
4th Seed
Packers
8-7-1
PLAYOFF MATCHUPS
  • *To view each team's tiebreaker explanations, scenarios and remaining schedule, click on the team name.
    AFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1
     (*) Denver 
    West13-3-0
    2East12-4-0
    3North11-5-0
    4South11-5-0
    5West11-5-0
    6West9-7-0
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7North8-8-0
    8North8-8-0
    9East8-8-0
    10East8-8-0
    11South7-9-0
    12East6-10-0
    13West4-12-0
    14South4-12-0
    15North4-12-0
    16South2-14-0
     
    NFC
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    1
     (*) Seattle 
    West13-3-0
    2South12-4-0
    3East10-6-0
    4North8-7-1
    5West12-4-0
    6South11-5-0
     
    Eliminated
    SeedTeamDivisionRecord
    7West10-6-0
    8North8-8-0
    9East8-8-0
    10East7-9-0
    11North7-9-0
    12West7-9-0
    13North5-10-1
    14South4-12-0
    15South4-12-0
    16East3-13-0

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

    Playoff Picture Scenarios

    Week 17 Scenarios: AFC | NFC
    AFC Clinch: NFC Clinch:
    Denver -- AFC West division title, first-round bye (Week 16), home-field advantage (Week 17)
    Indianapolis -- AFC South division title (Week 14)
    New England -- AFC East division title (Week 16), first-round bye (Week 17)
    Cincinnati -- AFC North division title (Week 16)
    Kansas City -- playoff berth (Week 15)
    San Diego -- playoff berth (Week 17)
    Seattle -- NFC West division title, home-field advantage (Week 17)
    Carolina -- NFC South division title, first-round bye (Week 17)
    Green Bay -- NFC North division title (Week 17)
    Philadelphia -- NFC East division title (Week 17)
    San Francisco -- playoff berth (Week 16)
    New Orleans -- playoff berth (Week 17)

    AFC Scenarios: NFC Scenarios:
    There are no remaining clinch scenarios in the AFC. There are no remaining clinch scenarios in the NFC.

    By Joe Ferreira, NFL playoffs expert. Follow Joe on Twitter: @JoeNFL.

  • Tiebreakers

    AFC tiebreakers:

    • Cincinnati is ahead of Indianapolis based on head to head (1-0).
    • Pittsburgh is ahead of Baltimore in the AFC North based on division record (4-2 to the Ravens' 3-3).
    • The N.Y. Jets are ahead of Miami in the AFC East based on division record (3-3 to the Dolphins' 2-4).
    • Pittsburgh is ahead of the N.Y. Jets based on head to head (1-0).
    • Baltimore is ahead of the N.Y. Jets based on head to head (1-0).
    • Oakland and Jacksonville are ahead of Cleveland based on conference record (Raiders' 4-8 and Jaguars' 4-8 to the Browns' 3-9).
    • Oakland is ahead of Jacksonville based on head to head (1-0).
    • Jacksonville is ahead of Cleveland based on head to head (1-0).

     

    NFC tiebreakers:

    • Chicago is ahead of Dallas based on head to head (1-0).
    • The N.Y. Giants and Detroit are ahead of St. Louis based on conference record (Giants' 6-6 and the Lions' 6-6 to the Rams' 4-8).
    • The N.Y. Giants are ahead of Detroit based on head to head (1-0).
    • Detroit is ahead of St. Louis based on conference record (6-6 to the Rams' 4-8).
    • Tampa Bay is ahead of Atlanta in the NFC South based on strength of victory (.391 to the Falcons' .333).
  • 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.

  • 2014 NFL Draft Order

    Round 1

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

    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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