NFL playoff picture, Week 17: Updated look at seeds, standings, matchups

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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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