NFL playoff picture after Week 17: Field finalized as Ravens, Browns, Titans, Colts, Rams, Bears and Washington clinch

Nate Davis
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Here's how the NFL playoff picture looks with the 2020 regular-season schedule now complete. (Note: the postseason field expands to 14 teams this year.)

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z-1. Green Bay Packers (13-3), NFC North champions: They beat up rival Bears 35-16 in Chicago to wrap up home-field advantage and first-round bye.

Wild-card weekend opponent: N/A

y-2. New Orleans Saints (12-4), NFC South champions: They settle in as the No. 2 seed by virtue of Sunday's win and a better record in conference games (10-2) than Seattle (9-3).

Wild-card weekend opponent: vs. Bears, Sunday at 4:40 p.m.

y-3. Seattle Seahawks (12-4), NFC West champions: Beat the 49ers on Sunday but didn't get requisite help to improve their seeding.

Wild-card weekend opponent: vs. Rams, Saturday at 4:40 p.m.

y-4. Washington Football Team (7-9), NFC East champions: Third team to win a division with a sub-.500 record, though the other two (2010 Seahawks, 2014 Panthers) prevailed in wild-card round.

Wild-card weekend opponent: vs. Buccaneers, Saturday at 8:15 p.m.

x-5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5), wild card No. 1: They'd already advanced to postseason for first time since 2007 ... and have now locked into fifth seed, meaning theoretically favorable matchup with WFT.

Wild-card weekend opponent: at Washington, Saturday at 8:15 p.m.

x-6. Los Angeles Rams (10-6), wild card No. 2: Former AAF star John Wolford closes the deal, leading L.A. past Arizona and into postseason field. Week 16 rematch at Seattle awaits.

Wild-card weekend opponent: at Seahawks, Saturday at 4:40 p.m.

x-7. Chicago Bears (8-8), wild card No. 3: They were smoked by nemesis Packers on Sunday, but Arizona's loss allows Da Bears to back in to field during a season in which they lost six straight.

Wild-card weekend opponent: at Saints, Sunday at 4:40 p.m.

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z-1. Kansas City Chiefs (14-2), AFC West champions: They were already secured as conference's top seed after Week 16.

Wild-card weekend opponent: N/A

y-2. Buffalo Bills (13-3), AFC East champions: Didn't have much at stake Sunday but crushed division rival Dolphins anyway, locking Buffalo into No. 2 seed – meaning Bills wouldn't face K.C. until AFC title game.

Wild-card weekend opponent: vs. Colts, Saturday at 1:05 p.m.

y-3. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4), AFC North champions: Played well in Cleveland, even with QB Ben Roethlisberger resting back in Pittsburgh. Rematch next weekend in Steel City.

Wild-card weekend opponent: vs. Browns, Sunday at 8:15 p.m.

y-4. Tennessee Titans (11-5), AFC South champions: They survived at Houston to wrap up division title. Miami's loss clinched a berth for Tennessee earlier in the day.

Wild-card weekend opponent: vs. Ravens, Sunday at 1:05 p.m.

QB Lamar Jackson, right, and the Ravens are once again playoff bound.

x-5. Baltimore Ravens (11-5), wild card No. 1: Ran over, around and through Bengals for fifth consecutive win while securing third straight playoff appearance. Will travel to Nashville next weekend for playoff rematch from 2019 postseason.

Wild-card weekend opponent: at Titans, Sunday at 1:05 p.m.

x-6. Cleveland Browns (11-5), wild card No. 2: Cleveland's league-high 18-year playoff drought finally ends in dramatic fashion with defeat of arch rival Steelers in Week 17. Browns next go to Pittsburgh for rubber seasonal match.

Wild-card weekend opponent: at Steelers, Sunday at 8:15 p.m.

x-7. Indianapolis Colts (11-5), wild card No. 3: Beating the Jaguars put them into field after Dolphins' loss opened the door.

Wild-card weekend opponent: at Bills, Saturday at 1:05 p.m.

x — clinched berth

y — clinched division

z — clinched home-field advantage 


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