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NFL 2022 playoff picture, standings: Chargers can clinch berth on Monday, Packers remain alive for wild card

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The NFL playoff races are going right down to the wire after as we work through the Week 16 slate. The race for home-field advantage will probably be one between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs, with the Cincinnati Bengals having an out of doors shot heading into next week’s showdown with the Bills. 

The Baltimore Ravens are back within the playoffs after their win Saturday, holding serve with the Bengals within the race for the AFC North. The Jacksonville Jaguars are within the AFC South lead with two games to play — because of the Tennessee Titans continuing their free fall. And the Chargers will earn a spot with a victory over the Colts on Monday night.

The NFC wild card race appears to be coming right down to the wire as all the teams vying for the 2 spots lost on Saturday, opening the door for the Packers. The Latest York Giants and Washington Commanders currently hold the No. 6 and No. 7 seeds within the playoff race. 

Two weeks remain until the playoffs. Below, you will discover a division-by-division breakdown of the present standings and what each contender is facing on their schedule the remainder of the way in which. 

AFC East

y-clinched division title

Buffalo Bills

What to know: The Bills locked up the AFC East title with Saturday’s win over the Bears, and still hold the No. 1 seed within the conference with the head-to-head tiebreaker on the Chiefs. They clinch the No. 1 seed with a win and Chiefs loss next week. 

Remaining schedule: at Bengals, vs. Patriots

Miami Dolphins

What to know: Miami is the No. 7 seed within the AFC and holds a one-game lead over Latest York, Latest England and Pittsburgh for the ultimate playoff spot within the conference. 

Remaining schedule: at Patriots, vs. Jets

Latest England Patriots

What to know: The Patriots’ playoff likelihood is dimming with their loss to the Bengals. They’re one among 4 teams tied at 7-8, but hold the conference-record tiebreaker over the Titans and Steelers. They hold the division tiebreaker by sweeping the Jets. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Dolphins, at Bills

Latest York Jets

What to know: The Jets are the No. 9 seed within the playoffs, losing the division-record tiebreaker to the Patriots. They hold the higher win percentage in common games against the Titans and a conference-record tiebreaker over the Steelers. 

Remaining schedule: at Seahawks, at Dolphins

AFC North

x-Bengals

11

4

0

.733

85

x-Ravens

10

5

0

.667

49

Steelers

7

8

0

.466

-55

e-Browns

6

9

0

.400

-20

x- clinched playoff spot

e- eliminated from playoffs

Cincinnati Bengals

What to know: The Bengals hold on to their AFC North lead with a win over the Patriots. Cincinnati is the No. 3 seed within the conference, needing a win over Buffalo to have a shot at home-field advantage. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Bills, vs. Ravens 

Baltimore Ravens

What to know: The Ravens clinched a playoff spot with a win over the Falcons on Saturday and currently are the No. 5 seed within the AFC standings. Baltimore has the head-to-head tiebreaker over Cincinnati. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Steelers, at Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers

What to know: The Steelers keep their playoff hopes alive with their win over the Raiders. Pittsburgh is the No. 11 seed within the AFC, losing the conference-record tiebreaker to the Patriots, Jets, and Titans. 

Remaining schedule: at Ravens, vs. Browns 

Cleveland Browns

What to know: The Browns have been eliminated from the playoffs with their loss to the Saints

Remaining schedule: at Commanders, at Steelers

AFC South

Jaguars

7

8

0

.467

+22

Titans

7

8

0

.467

-43

e-Colts

4

9

1

.321

-92

e- Texans

2

12

1

.167

-104

e – eliminated from playoffs

Jacksonville Jaguars

What to know: The Jaguars take over first place within the AFC South with their win over the Jets and the Titans’ loss to the Texans. No matter their Week 17 result, Jacksonville will play for the division title in Week 18 once they play host to the Titans.

Remaining schedule: at Texans, vs. Titans

Tennessee Titans 

What to know: The Titans fell out of the No. 7 seed and into the No. 10 seed within the AFC with their loss to the Texans. Tennessee loses a conference-record tiebreaker to the Patriots, and a common-record tiebreaker to the Jets. They win the conference-record tiebreaker over the Steelers. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Cowboys, at Jaguars

Indianapolis Colts

What to know: The Colts are eliminated from the playoffs and play the Chargers on Monday. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Chargers, at Giants, vs. Texans 

Houston Texans

What to know: The Texans are eliminated from playoff contention and have the worst record within the NFL. They beat the Titans for his or her second win of the yr. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Jaguars, at Colts

AFC West

y- clinched division title

e – eliminated from playoffs

Kansas City Chiefs

What to know: The Chiefs are still the No. 2 seed within the AFC because the Bills own the head-to-head tiebreaker for the highest spot within the conference. They’ll get the highest seed in the event that they finish 2-0 and the Bills finish 1-1. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Broncos, at Raiders

Los Angeles Chargers

What to know: The Chargers are the No. 6 seed within the AFC and own the head-to-head tiebreaker over Miami, which is currently the No. 7 seed. Los Angeles can clinch a postseason berth with a win over Indianapolis on Monday. 

Remaining schedule: at Colts, vs. Rams, at Broncos 

Las Vegas Raiders

What to know: The Raiders are still mathematically alive within the AFC playoff race after their loss to the Steelers. Las Vegas is the No. 12 seed within the AFC, two games out of the ultimate playoff spot. 

Remaining schedule: vs. 49ers, vs. Chiefs  

Denver Broncos

What to know: The Broncos have been eliminated from the playoffs and were blown out by the Rams on Sunday.

Remaining schedule: at Chiefs, vs. Chargers  

NFC East

x- Eagles

13

2

0

.867

137

x- Cowboys

11

4

0

.733

131

Giants

8

6

1

.567

-28

Commanders

7

7

1

.500

-28

x- clinched playoff spot

Philadelphia Eagles

What to know: The Eagles still control their very own destiny for the No. 1 seed within the NFC, just needing a win of their final two games. A win (or a Cowboys loss) wraps up the NFC East and home-field advantage (or a Vikings loss).  

Remaining schedule: vs. Saints, vs. Giants

Dallas Cowboys  

What to know: The Cowboys kept their slim NFC East hopes alive with Saturday’s win over the Eagles. Dallas must win out and Philadelphia to lose out to win the diviison. 

Remaining schedule: at Titans, at Commanders

Latest York Giants

What to know: The Giants retain the No. 6 seed within the NFC with all of the wild card contenders battling for a playoff spot losing Saturday. Latest York clinches a playoff spot with a win next week. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Colts, at Eagles 

Washington Commanders

What to know: The Commanders stay because the No. 7 seed within the NFC because of the Seahawks and Lions losing. They continue to be a half game up on each for the ultimate playoff spot within the conference. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Browns, vs. Cowboys 

NFC North

y-Vikings

12

3

0

.800

+5

Lions

7

8

0

.467

-9

Packers

7

8

0

.467

-21

e-Bears

3

12

0

.200

-90

y-clinched division title

e – eliminated from playoffs 

Minnesota Vikings

What to know: The Vikings move a game behind the Eagles for the No. 1 seed within the NFC with their win and Philadelphia losing. Minnesota must win out and Philadelphia to lose out to get home-field advantage because the Eagles hold the head-to-head tiebreaker. 

Remaining schedule: at Packers, at Bears 

Detroit Lions

What to know: The Lions remain the No. 9 seed within the NFC after losing to the Panthers, a half game behind the Commanders for the ultimate playoff spot. Seattle holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over Detroit. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Bears, at Packers

Green Bay Packers

What to know: The streaking Packers are the No. 10 seed within the NFC and really much alive within the playoff race because of their win over the Dolphins on Sunday. They’re currently one game behind the Commanders for the ultimate playoff spot. If the Packers win out and the Commanders lose once, Green Bay will earn a postseason berth.

Remaining schedule: vs. Vikings, vs. Lions 

Chicago Bears

What to know: The Bears have been eliminated from playoff contention. They’ve the worst record within the NFC. 

Remaining schedule: at Lions, vs. Vikings

NFC South

Buccaneers

6

8

0

.429

-41

Panthers

6

9

0

.400

-24

Saints

6

9

0

.400

-22

e-Falcons

5

10

0

.333

-35

e – eliminated from playoffs 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What to know: The Buccaneers still lead the NFC South by a half game, but lose the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Panthers. Tampa Bay has also swept Latest Orleans, who can also be a half game back. The Buccaneers play Sunday at Arizona. 

Remaining schedule: at Cardinals, vs. Panthers, at Falcons

Carolina Panthers

What to know: The Panthers need a Buccaneers loss to take over first place within the NFC South with two games to play. Carolina holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over Tampa Bay and would hold a three-way tiebreaker based on being unbeaten against the Buccaneers and Saints. 

Remaining schedule: at Buccaneers, at Saints 

Latest Orleans Saints

What to know: The Saints lose the head-to-head tiebreaker to the Panthers and were swept by the Buccaneers, despite the fact that they’re a half game out of the division lead. They’d lose the three-way tiebreaker among the many clubs should Tampa Bay lose Sunday. 

Remaining schedule: at Eagles, vs. Panthers

Atlanta Falcons

What to know: The Falcons were eliminated from playoff contention with their loss to the Ravens. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Cardinals, vs. Buccaneers

NFC West

y-49ers

11

4

0

.733

145

Seahawks

7

8

0

.467

-14

e-Rams

5

10

0

.333

-53

e-Cardinals

4

10

0

.286

-80

y-clinched division title

e- eliminated from playoffs

San Francisco 49ers

What to know: The 49ers are still the No. 3 seed within the NFC with their win over the Commanders, and will probably be a minimum of the No. 3 seed within the playoffs. They’re still alive within the race for home field, but need the Eagles to lose out and the Vikings to lose once to have a shot at that. 

Remaining schedule: at Raiders, vs. Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks

What to know: The Seahawks are still a half game out of the ultimate wild card spot after their loss to the Chiefs. Seattle holds the head-to-head tiebreaker over Detroit for the No. 8 seed, trailing Washington by a half game for the No. 7 seed. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Jets, vs. Rams

Arizona Cardinals

What to know: The Cardinals are eliminated from the playoffs. They host the Buccaneers on Sunday. 

Remaining schedule: vs. Buccaneers, at Falcons, at 49ers

Los Angeles Rams

What to know: The Rams are eliminated from the playoffs after Monday’s loss to the Packers. They crushed the Broncos on Sunday. 

Remaining schedule: at Chargers, at Seahawks 

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