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2020 NFL Playoff Races, Levels: Titans win AFC South, Packers take home-field advantage in NFC playoffs

The NFL has reached the end of its regular season with the 17th week coming to an end. All 32 teams were in action on Sunday, with 12 of the 16 games having playoff impacts, the situation involving whether to get a playoff spot or sow within the conference.

Five teams battled for four playoff places in the AFC (including the AFC South winner), while six teams battled for three places in the NFC (three for the NFC East winner and two for two wild card places). The wild final week of the NFL regular season is almost over with playoff matches.

Below, you can see the breakdown of the current levels conference, how each club performed in the 17th week and their playoff fit and draft selection (for teams eliminated from the playoffs).

AFC

z-Chiefs

14

2

0

.875

4-2

10-2

y-bills

13

3

0

.813

6-0

10-2

y-Steelers

12

4

0

.750

4-2

9-3

And-Titans

11

5

0

.688

5-1

8-4

x-Ravens

11

5

0

.688

4-2

7-5

x-Browns

11

5

0

.688

3-3

7-5

x-Golds

11

5

0

.688

4-2

7-5

E-dolphins

10

6

0

.625

3-3

7-5

E-riders

8

8

0

.500

4-2

6-6

E Patriots

7

9

0

.438

3-3

6-6

Electric chargers

7

9

0

.438

3-3

6-6

E-bronchoscopy

5

11

0

.313

1-5

4-8

E Bangles

4

11

1

.281

1-5

4-8

E-Texans

4

12

0

.250

2-4

3-9

E-Jets

2

14

0

.125

0-6

1-11

E-Jaguars

1

15

0

.063

0-6

1-11

x-Clinch Playoff Perth
y-Clinch Section Title
z-Clinch Homefield Benefit
Removed from playoffs

Kansas City Chiefs

What you need to know: The Chiefs have enjoyed home-field benefits throughout the AFC playoffs. They will play in the division playoffs in two weeks.

Buffalo Bills

What you need to know: Buffalo beat No. 2 seed Dolphins in AFC playoffs.

Playoff view: The No. 2 seeded buffalo will play in Indianapolis next week at the Wild Card weekend.

Pittsburgh Steelers

What you need to know: The Steelers will be 3rd in the AFC playoffs with a loss to the Browns.

Playoff view: Pittsburgh hosts Cleveland in the wild card round next week.

Tennessee Titans

What you need to know: The Titans beat AFC South by beating Texans.

Playoff view: Holds the Titans Ravens in the wild-card round.

Baltimore Ravens

What you need to know: The Ravens get the playoff berth by beating the Bengals.

Playoff view: Baltimore finished 5th in the AFC with a win and Miami lost. They face the Titans in the wild card round.

Cleveland Browns

What you need to know: Browns win playoff berth by beating Steelers.

Playoff view: Cleveland finished 6th in the playoffs and will play Pittsburgh in the wild-card round next weekend. Browns wins playoff berth for the first time since 2002.

Indianapolis Golds

What you need to know: The Golds get the playoff berth by beating the Jaguars.

Playoff view: Playing Gold Bills in the wild-card round.

Miami Dolphins

What you need to know: The Dolphins dropped to 8th place with a loss for bills, and the Ravens and Browns won Sunday.

Playoff view: The Dolphins were eliminated with a loss and the Browns won + the Golds won + and the Ravens won. They chose No. 3 (via Houston) and 18th in the draft.

Las Vegas Riders

What you need to know: The Riders finished the .500 and finished 17th in the NFL Draft.

New England Patriots

What you need to know: The Patriots end their season with a failed record for the first time since 2000. They have the 15th choice in the NFL draft.

Los Angeles Chargers

What you need to know: The Chargers finished 7-9, winning four straight to end the year. They will finish 13th in the draft.

Denver Broncos

What you need to know: The Broncos will have the top-10 pick in the NFL draft.

Cincinnati Bengals

What you need to know: The Bengals lost the first five places to the Ravens in the draft. They will choose No. 5.

Houston Texans

What you need to know: The Texans finished 4-12 after losing to the Titans. They played badly enough to get the No. 3 pick in the draft, but it goes to the Dolphins in 2019 via the Larry Tuncil trade.

New York Jets

What you need to know: The Jets finished 2nd overall, having the second worst record in the NFL in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Jaguars in Jacksonville

What you need to know: The Jaguars topped the 2021 NFL draft just before the 17th week. He had the worst record in the NFL in Jacksonville.

NFC

y-Packers

13

3

0

.813

5-1

10-2

y-Saints

12

4

0

.750

6-0

10-2

y-Seahawks

12

4

0

.750

4-2

9-3

Washington

6

9

0

.400

3-2

4-7

x-Buccaneers

11

5

0

.688

4-2

8-4

X-Rams

10

6

0

.625

3-3

9-3

X-Bears

8

8

0

.500

2-4

6-6

e-Cardinals

8

8

0

.500

2-4

6-6

E-Vikings

7

9

0

.438

4-2

5-7

e-49ers

6

10

0

.375

3-3

4-8

Giants

6

10

0

.375

4-2

5-7

E-Cowboys

6

10

0

.375

2-4

5-7

E-Panthers

5

11

0

.313

1-5

4-8

E-Lions

5

11

0

.313

1-5

4-8

E-eagles

4

10

1

.300

2-3

4-7

E-Falcons

4

12

0

.250

1-5

2-10

x-Clinch Playoff Perth
y-Clinch Section Title
z-Clinch Homefield Benefit
Removed from playoffs

Green Bay Packers

What you need to know: By winning the Bears at the conference Bakers gains the home-field advantage and a separate first-round bag.

New Orleans Saints

What you need to know: The Saints sealed the No. 2 victory with the Panthers winning.

Playoff view: New Orleans No. 2 seed has the highest tiebreaker over Seattle in terms of outstanding performance in conference games. The Saints will conduct the bears in the wild-card round.

Seattle Seahawks

What you need to know: Despite winning the 49ers, Seattle is the No. 3 seed as the Packers and Saints have won.

Playoff view: The 3rd seed at the conference is in Seattle, who lost the tiebreaker to New Orleans in terms of win percentage in the conference games. They will host the Rams on the wild card weekend.

Washington football team

What you need to know: TBD after Sunday’s game on Eagles

Playoff view: Washington tops the list. Winning the Eagles closes NFC East.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What you need to know: Buchanan finished 5th, beating the Falcons.

Playoff view: Buchananers will play NFC East winner next week on the wild card weekend.

Los Angeles Rams

What you need to know: Rams wins playoff berth by beating Cardinals.

Playoff view: Rams No. 6 Seed and Wild Card will travel to Seattle over the weekend.

Chicago Bears

What you need to know: Pierce fell to the Packers, but took a playoff spot based on what the Cardinals lost to Rams. The Bears had the best record in general games against the Cardinals, having a tiebreaker.

Playoff view: The wild card travels to Chicago New Orleans as the 7th seed for the weekend.

Arizona Cardinals

What you need to know: The Cardinals are eliminated from the playoffs with a loss to Rams. They have the 16th choice in the draft.

Minnesota Vikings

What you need to know: The Vikings finish 7-9 and take the top 15 spots in the NFL draft.

San Francisco 49ers

What you need to know: The 49ers will finish 12th in the NFL draft.

New York Giants

What you need to know: The Giants have kept their NFC East hopes alive by beating the Cowboys.

Playoff view: The Giants need Washington to beat Philadelphia to win the NFC Eastern title.

Dallas Cowboys

What you need to know: NFC are knocked out of the East title race with a loss to the Cowboys Giants. By eliminating from the playoffs, Dallas ranks 10th in the NFL Draft.

Carolina Panthers

What you need to know: The Panthers have a top-10 pick in the draft after losing to the Saints.

Detroit Lions

What you need to know: The Lions will finish 5-11 and advance to the top 10 in the NFL Draft.

Philadelphia Eagles

What you need to know: Tuberculosis after Sunday game vs. Washington

Atlanta Falcons

What you need to know: The Falcons get the top five draft selection with a loss to the Buccaneers. They have the No. 4 choice.

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