NFL Playoffs 2017: Predictions for Seeds & Matchups Week 16

With just weeks remaining in the NFL regular season, all eyes are on the NFL playoffs. Click here for a full rundown of the current NFL playoff picture. Heavy has crunched the numbers, looked at the remaining NFL schedule and put together our projections for the NFL Playoffs 2017 seeds and matchups. The first game will take place on Saturday, January 7th with an AFC/NFC double header. Sunday, January 8th will be part two of the Wild Card weekend matchups. Teams with a first round bye will not play until the January 14-15 weekend. A total of 12 playoff spots will be awarded with four first round byes split between the AFC and NFC. Heading into the stretch run, the Cowboys, Patriots, Raiders and Seahawks are the favorites to secure one of the top two seeds in their respective conferences. The AFC West offers one of the more intriguing playoff battles with the Chiefs, Raiders and Broncos fighting for a playoff spot. Oakland and Kansas City are fighting for both the division and a first round bye. The playoffs conclude with Super Bowl LI in Houston on Sunday, February 5. There's still plenty of football left to be played but here is how Heavy sees things playing out. Click the arrow on the right side of the above image to see Heavy's NFL Playoffs 2017 predictions. (Getty)