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NFL Playoff picture after Week 16

Updating the NFL playoffs for all of the Week 16 games.

Miami Dolphins v Buffalo Bills Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images

The NFL Week 16 schedule ended last night with the completion of the Dallas Cowboy’s win over the Detroit Lions. A full slate of 16 games for the league went a long way toward figuring out who will be making it into the playoffs this year and who will be going home.

On the AFC side of the tournament, all six berths for the playoffs have been claimed, though there is still seeding to decide. The top two spots are up for grabs still, with three teams vying for them. The third- and fourth-seeds are locked, while the fifth- and sixth-seeds could swap by the end of the weekend.

The NFC bracket is locked at the top position, but there are still teams that could find themselves moving into or out of the playoffs this weekend, with one Wildcard position still to be locked and the NFC North division title coming down to a head-to-head match up on Sunday night.

The full playoff picture for both conferences is below:

AFC Playoff Picture (through Week 16)

1. New England Patriots (13-2) - AFC East champions; Clinched first-round bye

2. Oakland Raiders (12-3) - AFC West leader; Clinched playoff berth

3. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5) - AFC North champions; Clinched third-seed

4. Houston Texans (9-6) - AFC South champions; Clinched fourth-seed

5. Kansas City Chiefs (11-4) - Wildcard 1; Clinched playoff berth

6. Miami Dolphins (10-5) - Wildcard 2; Clinched playoff berth

In the hunt:



Baltimore Ravens (8-7)

Tennessee Titans (8-7)

Denver Broncos (8-7)

Indianapolis Colts (7-8)

Buffalo Bills (7-8)

Cincinnati Bengals (5-9-1)

San Diego Chargers (5-10)

New York Jets (4-11)

Jacksonville Jaguars (3-12)

Cleveland Browns (1-14)

NFC Playoff Picture (through Week 16)

1. Dallas Cowboys (13-3) - NFC East champions; Clinched first-seed (home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs)

2. Atlanta Falcons (10-5) - NFC South champions

3. Seattle Seahawks (9-5-1) - NFC West champions

4. Green Bay Packers (9-6) - NFC North leader

5. New York Giants (10-5) - Wildcard 1; Clinched playoff berth

6. Detroit Lions (9-6) - Wildcard 2

In the hunt:

Washington Redskins (8-6-1)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-7)


New Orleans Saints (7-8)

Minnesota Vikings (7-8)

Arizona Cardinals (6-8-1)

Carolina Panthers (6-9)

Philadelphia Eagles (6-9)

Los Angeles Rams (4-11)

Chicago Bears (3-12)

San Francisco 49ers (2-13)