Playoff Picture: Follow road to Super Bowl

PLAYOFF SEEDING REMINDER:

Six teams in each conference make the playoffs, with the four division winners earning spots No. 1 through No. 4. The two teams with the best records from the remaining non-division winners earn wild-card berths.

NOTE — For standings below:

*=clinched division and home-field advantage

x=clinched division and first-round bye

y=clinched division title

z=clinched playoff berth

NFC PLAYOFF SEEDING

Division leaders W-L Div. Conf.
1. Seahawks — z 12-3 3-2 9-2
2. Panthers — z 11-4 4-1 8-3
3. Eagles 9-6 3-2 8-3
4. Bears 8-7 2-3 4-7
Wild card W-L Div. Conf.
5. 49ers — z 11-4 4-1 8-3
6. Saints 10-5 4-1 8-3
In the hunt W-L Div. Conf.
7. Cardinals 10-5 2-3 6-5
8. Cowboys 8-7 5-0 7-4
9. Packers 7-7-1 2-2-1 5-5-1

Clinching scenarios

1. Seahawks (vs. Rams)

• Clinch NFC West and No. 1 overall seed with win or tie OR 49ers loss or tie

2. Panthers (at Falcons)

• Clinch NFC South and No. 2 overall seed with win or tie OR Saints loss or tie

• Clinch NFC South and No. 1 overall seed with win AND Seahawks loss AND 49ers win

3. Eagles (at Cowboys)

• Clinch NFC East with win or tie vs. Cowboys

4. Bears (vs. Packers)

• Clinch NFC North with win or tie vs. Packers

5. 49ers (at Cardinals)

• Clinch NFC West and first-round bye with win AND Seahawks loss

• Clinch NFC West and No. 1 overall seed with win AND Seahawks loss AND Panthers loss or tie

6.Saints (vs. Buccaneers)

• Clinch NFC South and first-round bye with win AND Panthers loss

• Clinch playoff spot with OR win or tie AND Cardinals loss or tie OR Cardinals loss

7. Cardinals (vs. 49ers)

• Clinch playoff spot with win AND Saints loss or tie OR tie AND Saints loss

8. Cowboys (vs. Eagles)

• Clinch NFC East with win over Eagles

9. Packers (at Bears)

• Clinch NFC North with win over Bears

AFC PLAYOFF SEEDING

DIVISION LEADERS

W-L

Div.

Conf.

1. Broncos — x

12-3

4-1

8-3

2. Patriots — y

11-4

3-2

8-3

3. Bengals — y

10-5

2-3

7-4

4. Colts — y

10-5

5-0

8-3

WILD CARD

W-L

Div.

Conf.

5. Chiefs — z

11-4

2-3

7-4

6. Dolphins

8-7

2-3

7-4

IN THE HUNT

W-L

Div.

Conf.

7. Ravens

8-7

3-2

6-5

8. Chargers

8-7

3-2

5-6

9. Steelers

7-8

3-2

5-6

Clinching scenarios

1. Broncos (at Raiders)

• Clinch No. 1 overall seed with win or tie OR Patriots loss or tie

2. Patriots (vs. Bills)

• Clinch first-round bye with win or tie OR Bengals loss or tie AND Colts loss or tie

• Clinch No. 1 overall seed with win AND Broncos loss

3. Bengals (vs. Ravens)

• Clinch first-round bye with win AND Patriots loss

4. Colts (vs. Jaguars)

• Clinch first-round bye with win AND Patriots loss AND Bengals loss or tie

5. Chiefs (at Chargers)

• Have clinched the No. 5 seed

6. Dolphins (vs. Jets)

Clinch playoff spot with:

• Win AND Ravens loss or tie

• Win AND Chargers win

• Tie AND Ravens loss AND Chargers loss or tie

• Tie AND Ravens tie AND Chargers tie

7. Ravens (at Bengals)

Clinch playoff spot with:

• Win AND Chargers loss or tie

• Win AND Dolphins loss or tie

• Tie AND Dolphins loss AND Chargers loss or tie

• Tie AND Dolphins tie AND Chargers loss

• Dolphins loss AND Chargers loss AND Steelers loss or tie

8. Chargers (vs. Chiefs)

Clinch playoff spot with:

• Win AND Dolphins loss or tie AND Ravens loss or tie

• Tie AND Dolphins loss AND Ravens loss

9. Steelers (vs. Browns)

• Win AND Dolphins loss AND Ravens loss AND Chargers loss