Last Updated on October 26, 2020
- With the Seahawks’ loss to the Cardinals, the Steelers stand as the NFL’s lone undefeated team.
- The Cardinals move into the playoff picture and are the NFC’s seven seed after a big SNF victory.
- Here is how the NFL playoff picture stands after Sunday’s Week 7 matchups.
Sunday, Oct. 25 was a day to remember in this pandemic-impacted NFL season. The Week 7 slate of games included a number of wild finishes that many of us are still attempting to digest.
With the doubters onlooking, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield put together a stellar performance against the Bengals, throwing for 297 yards and five touchdowns. This included the game-winning 24-yard score to Donovan Peoples-Jones in the final seconds. The Browns are currently the No. 6 seed in the AFC at 5-2.
The Steelers additionally solidified even further how they’re legitimate Super Bowl contenders, emerging victorious in the top matchup of the week. They and the Titans underwent a battle between a pair of 5-0 squads, and while it was Pittsburgh’s game for much of 60 minutes, the Titans surged towards a potential comeback in the second half. Nonetheless, a missed field goal by Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski put a stamp on the victory for the Steelers, as they improve to 6-0 and are the top seed in the AFC. Tennessee now moves down to the No. 3 spot in the conference, with the Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs moving up to No. 2 after a big 43-16 road win over the Broncos.
With the Seahawks’ overtime loss to the Cardinals on Sunday Night Football, Seattle is now the two seed in the NFC while the Bears are atop the conference prior to their Monday Night Football matchup against the Rams. This will be a huge meeting for either team, considering the Rams are right on the outskirts of the seven-team group at 4-2. The Cardinals’ victory moved them into the playoff picture — the Kyler Murray-led unit is the NFC’s seven seed after the young quarterback threw for 360 yards with four total touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) in the 37-34 victory. The Rams were thus bumped back from the No. 6 seed and the Saints moved up to that spot after their 27-24 win over the Panthers.
And finally, with their comeback win over the Giants on Thursday Night Football paired with the Cowboys’ loss to Washington, the Eagles have moved into first place in the NFC East and the No. 4 spot in the NFC at 2-4-1.
AFC Playoff Picture
- Steelers (6-0)
- Chiefs (6-1)
- Titans (5-1)
- Bills (5-2)
- Ravens (5-1)
- Browns (5-2)
- Colts (4-2)
In the hunt: Dolphins (3-3), Raiders (3-3)
NFC Playoff Picture
- Bears (5-1)
- Seahawks (5-1)
- Buccaneers (5-2)
- Eagles (2-4-1)
- Packers (5-1)
- Saints (4-2)
- Cardinals (5-2)
In the hunt: Rams (4-2), 49ers (4-3), Lions (3-3)
A quick reminder that the NFL expanded the number of teams that make the playoffs, adding a wild card team to each conference to bring us to 14 teams total. The No. 1 seed in each conference will earn a first-round bye. Then, the three division winners will face the three wild card winners (2/7, 3/6, 4/5) in the opening round.