Last Updated on December 7, 2020
- The Los Angeles Rams are now the No. 3 seed in the NFC after a win and Seattle Seahawks loss.
- The Minnesota Vikings have found themselves in the playoff picture after their fifth win in six games.
- Let’s take a look at the NFL playoff picture ahead of Week 14.
The NFL’s Week 13 slate of games was one to remember — it encompassed a number of crazy finishes that had fans at the edge of their seats. And due to the success of some teams and costly mistakes from others, the NFL playoff picture has altered slightly ahead of Week 14.
AFC Playoff Seeds
- Steelers (11-0)
- Chiefs (11-1)
- Bills (8-3)
- Titans (8-4)
- Browns (9-3)
- Dolphins (8-4)
- Colts (8-4)
In the hunt: Raiders (7-5), Ravens (6-5), Patriots (6-6)
NFC Playoff Seeds
- Saints (10-2)
- Packers (9-3)
- Rams (8-4)
- Giants (5-7)
- Seahawks (8-4)
- Buccaneers (7-5)
- Vikings (6-6)
In the hunt: Cardinals (6-6), 49ers (5-6), Bears (5-7), Lions (5-7), Football Team (4-7), Eagles (3-8-1), Cowboys (3-8)
After a tough Seahawks loss to the Giants along with a Rams win over Arizona, Los Angeles has moved into first place in the NFC West and is the No. 3 seed in the conference. Seattle thus moves back to the No. 5 slot at 8-4. The Rams and Seahawks face each other in Week 16, and as of right now, that matchup is shaping up to be one of the more important games of the entire regular season.
Despite starting the season 1-5, the Vikings have won five of their last six games and have officially found themselves in the playoff picture. They’re currently the No. 7 seed after defeating the Jaguars in overtime. The Cardinals, on the other hand, have fallen out of the playoff picture after losing their third straight game this past Sunday. They’ll have a tough opponent in the Giants (who are 5-7 but red hot) next Sunday and will absolutely need to win that game to gain momentum down the crucial stretch.
And lastly, the top-seeded Saints clinched a playoff berth with a 21-16 win over the Falcons.
In the AFC, the Chiefs clinched their sixth-straight playoff berth with a win over the Broncos on Sunday Night Football. They remain the No. 2 seed in the AFC at 11-1.
Everything pretty much remained the same in the conference except for the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds. With a Titans loss to the Browns, Tennessee has fallen back from the No. 3 seed to the No. 4 seed, while Buffalo swapped from No. 4 to No. 3 ahead of its Monday Night Football matchup with the 49ers.