NFL 2023 playoff picture, standings for Week 17: Cowboys put pressure on Eagles with win over Lions

With Christmas weekend behind us, the NFL playoff races are as wild and confusing as ever, making the homestretch of the season one we’ll likely remember. The AFC and NFC each enter Week 17 with 12 teams still mathematically alive. 

The playoff standings are so crazy, we’ll be switching to a conference format rather than divisions from this point forward. Below, the tiebreakers for each team will be explained. 

Here’s a breakdown of the current standings and what each contender is facing with two games in the book for Week 17.

AFC playoff picture

1

yz-Ravens

12

3

0

.800

+173

2

yz-Dolphins

11

4

0

.733

+147

3y-Chiefs

9

6

0

.600

+68

4y-Jaguars

8

7

0

.533

-12

5x-Browns1150.688+516x-Bills960.600+1277x-Colts870.533-188Texans870.533-39Steelers870.533-3410Bengals870.533
-2711Raiders780.467-9
12Broncos780.467-5013e-Jets6100.600-10114e-Titans5100.333-4715e-Chargers 5100.333-4416e-Patriots4110.267-110

z-clinched playoff berth
x-current playoff team
y-division leader or clinched division
e-eliminated

Baltimore Ravens 

What to know: The Ravens remain two games ahead of the Browns in the AFC North and still the No. 1 seed in the conference after their blowout win over the 49ers. They’ll clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a win over the Dolphins in Week 17. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Dolphins, vs. Steelers 

Miami Dolphins

What to know: Miami entered Week 16 as the No. 2 seed in the AFC and remain there with their huge win over the Cowboys. The Dolphins play the Ravens in Week 17 and clinch the No. 1 seed if they win out. 

Remaining schedule: at Ravens, vs. Bills 

Kansas City Chiefs

What to know: The Chiefs lead the AFC West by two games over the Broncos, even with their loss to the Raiders. They are currently the No. 3 seed, eliminated from home-field advantage in the AFC. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Bengals, at Chargers

Jacksonville Jaguars

What to know: The Jaguars are still the No. 4 seed in the AFC. Thanks to the Texans and Colts…


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Author : Jeff Kerr

Publish date : 2023-12-31 04:45:46

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