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How NFL playoff picture looks coming out of Week 17

The NFL is midway through its Week 17 Sunday schedule, and we’re seeing some playoff clinching and movement. We break things down headed into the playoffs.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones (11) goes up for a pass as Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Sean Davis (21) defends during the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Here is the complete NFL playoff bracket.

The NFL is wrapping up the 2020 schedule on the first Sunday of 2021. The playoffs start next weekend, which means teams are punching their tickets into the postseason. The league expanded to 14 playoff teams this year, which means there are that many more spots up for grabs. We had seven open spots coming into the final Sunday, which is a record for the league.

The Browns and Ravens both clinched a playoff berth with wins on Sunday. The Dolphins are losing an ugly one to the Bills, which means they now have to wait for the Colts result. The Titans clinched a playoff berth the Dolphins loss. If the Colts win, they win the AFC South but if they lose, they’re headed home for the offseason. Meanwhile, the Bills clinch the No. 2 seed while the Steelers will be the No. 3 seed.

Here’s a look at what the playoff picture looks like headed into Sunday afternoon’s 4:25 p.m. schedule. You can read through playoff tiebreakers here.

^=clinched playoff berth
^^=clinched division
^^^=clinched home field


1. Kansas City Chiefs, 14-2^^^
2. Buffalo Bills, 13-3^^
3. Pittsburgh Steelers, 12-4^^
4. Tennessee Titans, 11-5^^ (Division record over Colts)

5. Baltimore Ravens, 11-5 (H2H over Browns)^
6. Cleveland Browns, 11-5 (H2H over Colts)^
7. Indianapolis Colts, 11-5^

Bills 56, Dolphins 26
Ravens 38, Bengals 3
Browns 24, Steelers 22
Colts 28, Jaguars 14
Chargers 38, Chiefs 21
Titans 41, Texans 38


1. Green Bay Packers, 13-3^^
2. New Orleans Saints, 12-4^^ (Conference record tiebreaker)
3. Seattle Seahawks, 12-4^^
4. Washington Football Team, 7-9^^

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 11-5^
6. Los Angeles Rams, 10-6^
7. Chicago Bears, 8-8^ (Common games over Cardinals)

Giants 23, Cowboys 19
Bucs 44, Falcons 27
Packers 35, Bears 16
Rams 18, Cardinals 7
Seahawks 26, 49ers 23
Saints 33, Panthers 7
Washington 20, Eagles 14