An up-to-date look at the AFC and NFC playoff pictures as Week 17 action continues.

January 03, 2016

Here’s how the final AFC and NFC playoff fields look after Week 17 (a primer on tiebreaking procedures can be found here):

1
1Denver Broncos (12–4)
Conference: 8–4; Division: 4–2

Clinched AFC West, first-round bye, home field advantage throughout AFC playoffs

2
2New England Patriots (12–4)
Conference: 9–3; Division: 4–2

Clinched AFC East, first-round bye

3
3cincinnati Bengals (12–4)
Conference: 9–3; Division: 5–1

Clinched AFC North

4
4Houston Texans (9–7)
Conference: 7–5; Division: 5–1

Clinched AFC South

5
5Kansas City Chiefs (11–5)
Conference: 10–2; Division: 5–1

Clinched playoff berth

6
6Pittsburgh Steelers (10–6)
Conference: 7–5; Division: 3–3

Clinched playoff berth

Wild-card matchups: No. 5 Chiefs at No. 4 Texans (Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET); No. 6 Steelers at No. 3 Bengals (Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET).

1
1Carolina Panthers: 15–1
Conference: 11–1; Division: 5–1

Clinched NFC South, first-round bye and home field advantage throughout NFC playoffs

2
2Arizona Cardinals (13–3)
Conference: 10–2; Division: 4–2

Clinched NFC West and first-round bye

3
3Minnesota Vikings (11–5)
Conference: 8–4; Division: 5–1

Clinched NFC North

4
4Washington Redskins (9–7)
Conference: 8–4; Division: 4–2

Clinched NFC East

5
5Green Bay Packers (10–6)
Conference: 7–5; Division: 3–3

Clinched playoff berth

6
5Seattle Seahawks (10–6)
Conference: 7–5; Division: 3–3

Clinched playoff berth

Wild-card matchups: No. 5 Packers at No. 4 Redskins (Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET); No. 6 Seahawks at No. 3 Vikings (Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET).

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