Week 17 is here for the 2019 regular season to end and the NFL playoff picture is almost complete based on current AFC and NFC rankings. Eleven teams have focused on scripts for the final Sunday of the year.
Here’s an up-to-date look at what each conference field will look like now, which teams are still in contention, and which teams should already be thinking about the offseason.
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NFL Ranking for Week 17
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Who would it be?
1. Ravens, champions, AFC North (13-2) – With their win over the Browns last week, the Ravens won the top seed and home game advantage in all of the AFC playoffs. They rest the key players, including MVP champion Lamar Jackson, for their final in the Steelers.
2. Patriots, champions, AFC East (12-3) – The Patriots won an 11th consecutive division title, winning the accounts last week. They have to beat the Dolphins at home in Week 17 to stay ahead of the Chiefs and hold a first round. MORE: Patriots spore scenarios
3. Chiefs, champions, AFC West (11-4) – The Chiefs beat the Bears last week to put pressure on the Patriots. They have to hit the Chargers and get some help from the dolphins in order to advance to the first round. Heads should also be careful about seed no. 4 and a tougher play-off game. MORE: Sowing head scripts
4. Texans, champions, AFC South (10-5) – Texans can’t do worse than seed no. 4 after completing the division last week. With the playoffs safe, they can look to raise a seed in Week 17, having already beaten the Chiefs. They have to defeat the Titans and hope that the Priests lose something.
5. Bills, second place, AFC East (10-5) – The accounts are locked in this seed as the top wild card in the AFC after missing their chance in the Patriots division last week. They are positioned to rest key players against the Jets.
6. Titans, second place, AFC South (8-7) – The Titans lost to the Saints last week but are still controlling their fortunes thanks to the Steelers’ loss to the Jets. They can no longer win the division, but if the Texans lose a Week 15 loss, the Titans will make the playoffs. If the Titans lose, they can still enter if the Steelers lose, but probably only if the Raiders lose.
Who can get there?
7. Steelers (8-7); 8. Raiders (7-8)
The Steelers fell out of the playoffs with their loss to the Jets last week as they lost the tiebreaker they had over the Titans. They should hope the Titans lose to the Texans and defeat the Ravens, who have nothing on the line in Week 17.
The Raiders have to beat the Broncos in Week 17 and lose the Titans and Steelers and win the Colts to get inside.
9. Trousers (7-8); 10. Jet (6-9). 11. Broncos (6-9). 12. Browns (6-9); 13. Chargers (5-10); 14. Jaguars (5-10). 15. Dolphins (4-11); 16. Bengals (1-14)
The Browns were eliminated last week and the Colts and Broncos were eliminated in Week 15. The Jaguars, Chargers and Jets were eliminated in Week 14. The Dolphins were eliminated in Week 13. The Bengals have won first place in the NFL 2020 draft.
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Who would it be?
1. 49ers (12-3), first place, NFC West – The 49ers jumped back to the first seed with their victory over the Rams last week, now a complete game ahead of the Seahawks to mark the division after Seattle failed to even pull San Francisco back in No. 5 losing at home in Arizona. The Week 17 game on Sunday night in Seattle is now the division title game, but for the 49ers, who beat the Packers and Saints, it’s also an opportunity to lock in the top seed. MORE: 49ers sowing scenarios
2. Packers, champions, NFC North (12-3) – The Packers captured the division title by completing their season with the Vikings sweep last week. It’s the 2nd because they lost to the 49ers, but they hold the conference for the brothers’ registration. It would guarantee them to stay in the worst spot with a win, which needed a 49ers loss to win the No. 1 seed. MORE: packing sowing scenarios
3. Saints, champions, NFC South (12-3) – In order to move to number 1, the Saints have to beat the Panthers while the Packers lose and the Seahawks win the NFC West. For the moment, the Saints have the worst conference record among them, the 49ers and the Packers. MORE: Spore scenarios
4. Eagles, first place, NFC East (8-7) – The Eagles finally got the division pass away from the Cowboys, beating them in Philadelphia last week. It’s a complete game ahead, but to win the NFC East, he still needs to beat the Giants for the second time in four weeks or lose to the Cowboys or beat the Redskins.
5. Seahawks, second place, NFC West (11-4) – The 49ers’ win and loss to the Seahawks last week threw Seattle into a full-on Class A wild card game. The Seahawks can still beat the NFC West, beating the 49ers at home in Week 17, but now the top seed seems to be away. MORE: Seahawks earthquake scenarios
6. Vikings, second place, NFC North (10-5) – The Vikings are locked in this seed after losing to the Packers last week. He is also able to rest the key players in the Week 17 game against the Bears.
Who can get there?
7. Cowboys (7-8)
The Cowboys’ playoff chances are likely to win the NFC East over the Eagles. Dallas has to beat Washington at home in Week 17, while Philadelphia loses New York.
MORE: Updated NFL order for 2020
8. Wedding rings (8-7); 9. Bears (7-8); 10. Shorts (7-8). 11. Hawks (6-9); 12. Cardinals (5-9-1); 13. Panthers (5-10). 14. Giants (4-11); 15. Lions (3-11-1); 16. Red skins (3-12)
The Rams’ loss to the 49ers last week excluded players from the game. Bears and jackals have no path like the Cowboys. The Panthers were eliminated in Week 14. The Lions, Falcons, Giants and Cardinals were eliminated in Week 13.