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The NFL playoff image is, in a word, untidy.

It needs to look much clearer by Sunday night.

With simply 2 weeks of video games staying, just 4 groups have actually been gotten rid of in each of the conferences. Even the 6-9 Chicago Bears have a mathematical opportunity at the postseason in the NFC, while 4 groups with an 8-7 record and 2 groups with a 7-8 record are fighting for the last area in the AFC.

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24 groups are still in contention for a journey to the Super Bowl, which connects for the most with 2 weeks staying in 20 years, considering that a record 26 in 2004.

That naturally sets the phase for some teams to see their Super Bowl dreams end in a hectic Week 17 that will call in 2023 with a Saturday video game and 14 New Year’s Eve video games on Sunday.

With that in mind, here is a take a look at the existing postseason photo and the NFL’s newest clinching and removal situations heading into the penultimate slate of video games.

Present Playoff Standings


  1. Baltimore Ravens (12-3)
  2. Miami Dolphins (11-4)
  3. Kansas City Chiefs (9-6)
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-7, tiebreaker over Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans)
  5. Cleveland Browns (10-5)
  6. Buffalo Bills (9-6)
  7. Indianapolis Colts (8-7, tiebreaker over Houston Texans, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals)


  1. San Francisco 49ers (11-4, tiebreaker over Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions)
  2. Philadelphia Eagles (11-4, tiebreaker over Detroit Lions)
  3. Detroit Lions (11-4)
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-7)
  5. Dallas Cowboys (10-5)
  6. Los Angeles Rams (8-7, tiebreaker over Seattle Seahawks)
  7. Seattle Seahawks (8-7)

Clinching and Elimination Scenarios

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Week 17’s Key Games in Playoff Race

While much of the focus in the AFC will be on the congested wild-card race, the top of the NFC’s standings ended up being far more intriguing Monday when the San Francisco 49ers saw their six-game winning streak concerned an end at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens.

As an outcome, the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions are connected for the No. 1 seed and the necessary first-round bye that includes it. They will both require San Francisco to lose among its last 2 video games due to the fact that of tiebreaker situations, however that appears far more practical after Lamar Jackson and Co. won with relative ease in a prospective Super Bowl sneak peek.


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Still, the Eagles and Lions may be waiting up until Week 18 for an opportunity to delve into the No.

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