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Playoffs

AFC byes: New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers

NFC byes: Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings

Wild Card Round
Saturday, Jan. 6

GAME 1: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:35 p.m., ESPN/ABC

GAME 2: Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m., NBC

Sunday, Jan. 7

GAME 3: Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:05 p.m., CBS

GAME 4: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints, 4:40 p.m., FOX

Divisional Round
Saturday, Jan. 13

GAME 5: Lowest NFC seed from Wild Card Round at Philadelphia Eagles, 
4:35 p.m., NBC

GAME 6: Lowest AFC seed from Wild Card Round at New England Patriots, 
8:15 p.m., CBS

Sunday, Jan. 14

GAME 7: Highest AFC seed from Wild Card Round at Pittsburgh Steelers, 
1:05 p.m., CBS

GAME 8: Highest NFC seed from Wild Card Round at Minnesota Vikings, 4:40 
p.m., FOX

Championship Round
Sunday, Jan. 21

AFC Championship: Game 5 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 3:05 p.m., CBS

NFC Championship: Game 6 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 6:40 p.m., FOX

Super Bowl 52
Sunday, Feb. 4

AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion, 6:30 p.m., NBC

All times are Eastern.

from
https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2017/12/31/16823970/2018-nfl-playoffs-s...

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NFL playoff picture 2017: Which teams are in, which are out
The playoff picture is now set.
By Adam Stites  Updated Dec 31, 2017, 8:07pm EST

The 2017 regular season comes to a close Sunday and for 20 teams it was 
the last week of the year. Nine teams had already guaranteed themselves 
a chance to play in January. Three other teams officially punched a 
ticket on New Year’s Eve.

In the AFC, there was a four-team race between the Ravens, Titans, 
Chargers and Bills for two wild card berths. The Titans grabbed one of 
them with a win over the Jaguars, and the Chargers are out of it, 
despite winning on Sunday. The Ravens and Bills battled for the final 
spot. It came down to the wire, but Buffalo finally ended its 17-year 
playoff drought — with help from Andy Dalton and the Bengals.

In the NFC, the Falcons beat the Panthers, holding off the Seahawks for 
the final spot.
AFC
New England Patriots (13-3)**
Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3)**
Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6)**
Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)**
Tennessee Titans (9-7)*
Buffalo Bills (9-7)*
**clinched division
*clinched wild card spot

Eliminated:
Baltimore Ravens (9-7)
Los Angeles Chargers (9-7)
Cincinnati Bengals (7-9)
Oakland Raiders (6-10)
Miami Dolphins (6-10)
Denver Broncos (5-11)
New York Jets (5-11)
Indianapolis Colts (4-12)
Houston Texans (4-12)
Cleveland Browns (0-16)

At the top of the conference, the Patriots sewed up the top seed with a 
win at home against the Jets. That leaves the No. 2 seed, and the other 
first-round bye, to the Steelers. Despite playing mostly backups, 
Pittsburgh stomped on the Browns’ hearts, sealing Cleveland’s 0-16 season.

After that, the Jaguars were already locked into the No. 3 seed and the 
Chiefs had secured the No. 4.

The real intrigue in the conference was the four-team race for the two 
wild cards. Baltimore led the pack and just needed to win at home 
against the Bengals. Instead, Cincinnati shocked the Ravens with a 
last-minute touchdown to end Baltimore’s season.

That opened the door for the Bills, who beat the Dolphins on the road. 
Buffalo is in the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

Tennessee controlled its destiny and got in with a win against the 
visiting Jaguars.

The Chargers beat the Raiders, but couldn’t get enough help elsewhere. 
They will miss out on the postseason.

NFC
Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)**
Minnesota Vikings (13-3)**
Los Angeles Rams (11-5)**
New Orleans Saints (11-5)**
Carolina Panthers (11-5)*
Atlanta Falcons (10-6)*
**clinched division
*clinched wild card spot

Eliminated:
Detroit Lions (9-7)
Seattle Seahawks (9-7)
Dallas Cowboys (9-7)
Arizona Cardinals (8-8)
Green Bay Packers (7-9)
Washington (7-9)
San Francisco 49ers (6-10)
Chicago Bears (5-11)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11)
New York Giants (3-13)

The top of the NFC was essentially set before Sunday. The Eagles already 
clinched the No. 1 seed and the Vikings just needed to beat the Bears — 
which they did with ease — to lock down the No. 2 seed and a first-round 
bye.

The Eagles didn’t have much to play for, but their ugly 6-0 loss to the 
Cowboys probably doesn’t inspire much confidence heading into the 
postseason.

The Saints lost at the last second to the Bucs, which helped the Rams 
get the No. 3. But, the Panthers’ loss gave the NFC South title to the 
Saints.

Carolina’s road game against the Falcons was the biggest game of the 
week because it also carried NFC Wild Card implications. Atlanta’s win 
allowed it to clinch the final wild card spot. That eliminated the 
Seahawks, who wouldn’t have gotten in anyway after losing to the Cardinals.

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/12/31/16831088/2017-nfl-standings-play...