NFL playoff picture as 7 days seventeen unfolds: Patriots fumble initially-spherical bye to Chiefs, Titans entire AFC industry – United states Nowadays


Here’s how the NFL playoff photograph seems to be with a person video game left to perform in 7 days 17:


y-one. Inexperienced Bay Packers (thirteen-three): NFC North champions. Escape act at Detroit assures them at minimum a 1st-round bye. Pack lock into home-field advantage if 49ers shed at Seattle on Sunday night.

x-two. New Orleans Saints (thirteen-three):NFC South champions. In bye situation for now, but sit powering Packers thanks to inferior meeting file. Saints, who can no longer clinch property area, will only safe next seed if 49ers eliminate.

x-three. San Francisco 49ers (12-three):NFC West chief. Niners lock up division and dwelling-industry edge by beating Seahawks in Seattle in entrance of a countrywide audience Sunday night.

x-4. Philadelphia Eagles (9-seven):NFC East champions. Battered staff pulled absent from Giants late Sunday, wrapping up the division and putting the Cowboys out to pasture.

x-five. Seattle Seahawks (eleven-4): Wild card No. one. Despite surprising loss to Cardinals in Week 16, ‘Hawks get NFC West and will host playoff game by finishing season sweep of 49ers in league’s normal-period finale. Having said that Seattle can no longer get a bye.

x-six. Minnesota Vikings (ten-6): Wild card No. two. Locked into sixth spot, they had practically nothing to acquire Sunday. 


z-one. Baltimore Ravens (14-2):AFC North champions. The street to Super Bowl LIV goes as a result of Attraction Town for the to start with time right after they sewed up home-subject benefit in Week 16 … which is why they rested so several essential players Sunday.

y-2. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (12-four): AFC West champions. They survived Chargers and bought big support from Dolphins to overtake New England for conference’s next very first-round bye.

x-3. New England Patriots (12-four): AFC East champions. Stunning decline to Miami relegates them to wild-card weekend for very first time since 2009 by advantage of 7 days fourteen loss to Kansas Metropolis. Pats have hardly ever achieved Tremendous Bowl beneath Bill Belichick and Tom Brady when they didn’t have benefit of a to start with-spherical bye. Subsequent up: Tennessee.

x-4. Houston Texans (10-six): AFC South champions. Chiefs’ gain early Sunday locked Texans into fourth slot. Houston will host Expenditures on wild-card weekend.

x-5. Buffalo Bills (10-6): Wild card No. 1. Dropped to Jets on Sunday, but Buffalo had almost nothing at stake. Bills head to Houston for wild-card matchup future weekend.

x-six. Tennessee Titans (9-seven): Wild card No. 2. They creamed the Texans, bought Derrick Henry the hurrying title … and gained mentor Mike Vrabel a wild-card reunion with his previous team in New England. Titans’ get officially eradicated Steelers and Raiders on Sunday.

x — clinched berth

y — clinched to start with-spherical bye

z — clinched residence-discipline advantage


Observe Usa Now Sports’ Nate Davis on Twitter @ByNateDavis


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