NFL playoffs: Who’s in, who’s out? Latest standings and seedings

With eight weeks left in the NFL season, only a few teams have separated themselves as true contenders, which leaves plenty of middling teams jostling for playoff position over the next several games. Currently, one division in each conference holds both wild-card spots, but chances are, that will shift down the stretch. If the playoffs started today, which teams would be in, and which teams would be on the bubble? Here’s where everyone stands.

AFC

 
 
  • 1
    1New England Patriots
     
    record: 7–1 (AFC: 6–1)
    AFC East leaders. Week 10: vs. Seahawks. Week 11: at 49ers.

  • 2
    2OAKLAND RAIDERS
     
    record: 7–2 (AFC: 5–1)
    AFC West leaders. Week 10: BYE. Week 11: vs. Texans.

  • 3
    3Houston Texans
     
    record: 5–3 (AFC: 3–2)
    AFC South leaders. Week 10: at Jaguars. Week 11: vs. Raiders.

  • 4
    Baltimore Ravens
     
    record: 4–4 (AFC: 4–2)
    AFC North leaders. Week 10: vs. Browns. Week 11: at Cowboys.

  • 5
    5KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
     
    record: 6–2 (AFC: 5–2)
    First wild card. Week 10: at Panthers. Week 11: vs. Buccaneers.

  • 6
    6Denver Broncos
     
    record: 6–3 (AFC: 4–2)
    Second wild card. Week 10: at Saints. Week 11: BYE.

In the Hunt

 
 
  • 7
    7Miami Dolphins
     
    record: 4–4 (AFC: 4–3)
    Week 10: at Chargers. Week 11: at Rams.

  • 8
    8Pittsburgh Steelers
     
    record: 4–4 (AFC: 3–3)
    Week 10: vs. Cowboys. Week 11: at Browns.

  • 9
    9San Diego Chargers
     
    record: 4–5 (AFC: 3–4)
    Week 10: at Giants. Week 11: vs. Bills.

  • 10
    10Indianapolis Colts
     
    record: 4–5 (AFC: 2–4)
    Week 10: BYE. Week 11: vs. Titans.

  • 11
    11Tennessee Titans
     
    record: 4–5 (AFC: 3–4)
    Week 10: vs. Packers. Week 11: at Colts.

  • 12
    12Buffalo Bills
     
    record: 4–5 (AFC: 1–4)
    Week 10: BYE. Week 11: at Bengals.

  • 13
    13Cincinnati Bengals
     
    record: 3-4-1 (AFC: 3–3)
    Week 10: at Giants. Week 11: vs. Bills.

NFC

 
 
  • 1
    1Dallas Cowboys
     
    record: 7–1 (NFC: 5–1)
    NFC East leaders. Week 10: at Steelers. Week 11: vs. Ravens.

  • 2
    seattle seahawks
    RECORD: 5–2–1 (NFC: 2–2–1)
    NFC West leaders. Week 10: at Patriots. Week 11: vs. Eagles.

  • 3
    3atlanta falcons 
     
    RECORD: 6–3 (NFC: 4–2)
    NFC South leaders. Week 10: At Eagles. Week 11: BYE.

  • 4
    Minnesota vikings
     
    record: 5–3 (NFC: 3–3)
    NFC North leaders. Week 10: at Redskins. Week 11: vs. Cardinals.

  • 5
    5NEW YORK GIANTS 
     
    record: 5–3 (NFC: 4–3)
    First wild card. Week 10: vs. Bengals. Week 11: vs. Bears.

  • 6
    6WASHINGTON REDSKINS
     
    record: 4-3-1 (NFC: 2–2)
    Second wild card. Week 10: vs. Vikings. Week 11: vs. Packers.

In the Hunt

 
 
  • 7
    7Detroit Lions
     
    record: 5–4 (NFC: 4–2)
    Week 10: BYE. Week 11: vs. Jaguars.

  • 8
    8New Orleans Saints
     
    record: 4–4 (NFC: 3–2)
    Week 10: vs. Broncos. Week 11: at Panthers.

  • 9
    9Green Bay Packers
     
    record: 4–4 (NFC: 3–3)
    Week 10: at Titans. Week 11: at Redskins.

  • 10
    10Philadelphia Eagles
     
    record: 4–4 (NFC: 2–4)
    Week 10: vs. Falcons. Week 11: at Seahawks.

  • 11
    11Arizona Cardinals
     
    record: 3-4-1 (NFC: 2-2-1)
    Week 10: vs. 49ers. Week 11: at Vikings.

The AFC West currently has three teams in the postseason, with the Broncos falling to sixth behind the Chiefs after their loss to the Raiders in Week 1. Same goes for the NFC East, where the Giants and Redskins hold wild-card spots entering Week 10 action. The struggling Steelers can keep pace in the AFC North and shake up the NFC in the process with a win over the Cowboys. And if the Patriots return from their bye with a prime-time win over the Seahawks, whatever fleeting hope the AFC East’s other three teams have of catching them is all but lost.

In the NFC, Dallas is protecting a two-game lead for the No. 1 seed on the strength of dynamic rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. The Falcons, who are now the No. 3 seed, have another chance to gain ground against the foundering Eagles in Week 10. The Packers dropped out of the playoff bracket after losing to the Colts at home, which allowed the Redskins to slide into the final wild-card spot on their bye week.

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