NFL Playoff Picture 2019: NFC & AFC Standings After Week 15

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The NFL playoff picture is heating up with just a few more weeks remaining until the postseason begins. Heading into Week 15, the Saints, Chiefs and Ravens had all clinched playoff berths.

The 49ers, Seahawks, Packers, Patriots and Bills are also now in the playoffs after the weekend. Things are finally starting to take shape, but there is still a lot of playoff positioning yet to be determined. Seattle currently sits as the NFC’s No. 1 seed thanks to the Falcons’ upset of the 49ers. San Francisco still has a chance for redemption in Week 17 when they square off with Seattle in a game that will likely be for the NFC West.

This means there are only four postseason spots up for grabs with two weeks left in the regular season. Baltimore is the AFC North champions but can seal the No. 1 seed in the conference if the Patriots and Chiefs lose. The Ravens would at least secure a first-round bye with either a Chiefs or Patriots loss. Things are much more complicated in the NFC where the Seahawks, Niners, Packers, Saints and Vikings are all fighting for the top two seeds and a first-round bye.


The Steelers-Bills, Rams-Cowboys, Saints-Colts & Texans-Titans Headline the Week 15 Schedule

The Week 15 schedule lacked some of the firepower we saw one weekend ago, but there were still a number of games with playoff implications. The Steelers lost to the Bills in a matchup featuring the two AFC Wild Card teams if the postseason started today. The Rams-Cowboys, Saints-Colts and Texans-Titans were also matchups featuring two teams in the playoff picture.

Here is a look at the current NFL playoff standings in the AFC and NFC.


AFC Playoff Standings

Teams with an asterisk have already clinched a playoff spot. Teams in bold would make the postseason if the playoffs started today. The top two seeds get a first-round bye and host a playoff game in the Divisional Round.

TEAM W L T
1. Ravens* 12 2 0
2. Patriots* 11 3 0
3. Chiefs* 10 4 0
4. Texans 9 5 0
5. Bills* 10 4 0
6. Steelers 8 6 0
7. Titans 8 6 0
8. Browns 6 8 0
9. Raiders 6 8 0
10. Colts 6 8 0
11. Jaguars 5 9 0
12. Broncos 5 9 0
13. Chargers 5 9 0
14. Jets 5 9 0
15. Dolphins 3 11 0
16. Bengals 1 13 0

AFC Playoff Matchups

Here is a look at the current AFC playoff matchups.

No. 6 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. No. 3 Kansas City Chiefs
No. 5 Buffalo Bills vs. No. 4 Houston Texans
Bye: No. 1 Baltimore Ravens & No. 2 New England Patriots


AFC Wild Card Standings

The top two teams in the Wild Card standings will claim a playoff spot. Teams in bold would make the playoffs if the postseason started today.

TEAM W L T
1. Bills* 10 4 0
2. Steelers 8 6 0
3. Titans 8 6 0
4. Browns 6 8 0
5. Raiders 6 8 0
6. Colts 6 8 0
7. Jaguars 5 9 0
8. Chargers 5 9 0
9. Broncos 5 9 0
10. Jets 5 9 0
11. Dolphins 3 11 0

NFC Playoff Standings

Teams with an asterisk have already clinched a playoff spot. Teams in bold would make the playoffs if the postseason started today.

TEAM W L T
1. Seahawks* 11 3 0
2. Packers* 11 3 0
3. Saints* 11 3 0
4. Cowboys 7 7 0
5. 49ers* 11 3 0
6. Vikings 10 4 0
7. Rams 8 6 0
8. Bears 7 7 0
9. Eagles 7 7 0
10. Buccaneers 7 7 0
11. Falcons 5 9 0
12. Panthers 5 9 0
13. Cardinals 4 9 1
14. Giants 3 11 0
15. Redskins 3 11 0

NFC Playoff Matchups

Here are the current NFC playoff matchups if the postseason started today. The top two seeds get a first-round bye and host a playoff game in the Divisional Round.

No. 6 Minnesota Vikings vs. No. 3 New Orleans Saints
No. 5 San Francisco 49ers vs. No. 4 Dallas Cowboys
Bye: No. 1 Seattle Seahawks, No. 2 Green Bay Packers


NFC Wild Card Standings

The top two teams in the Wild Card standings will claim a playoff spot. Teams in bold would make the playoffs if the postseason started today.

TEAM W L T
1. 49ers* 11 3 0
2. Vikings 10 4 0
3. Rams 8 6 0
4. Bears 7 7 0
5. Eagles 7 7 0
6. Buccaneers 7 7 0
7. Falcons 5 9 0
8. Panthers 5 9 0
9. Cardinals 3 8 1
10. Redskins 3 11 0
11. Giants 3 11 0