NFL Playoff Bracket: Final seeding determined

Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football to finish out the playoff picture. The Eagles are in but face a tough first round match up against the New Orleans Saints. That game is on Saturday night on NBC and will be played in Philadelphia since the Eagles are division champs and the Saints are a Wild Card team.

Earlier on Saturday, the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC Wild Card match up. The Colts are hosting the game as the NFC South champions.

On Sunday, the game starts off with an AFC match up again. The Chargers, who were the final AFC team in travel to Ohio to take on the Cincinnati Bengals. The first round of the playoff ends with the San Francisco 49ers traveling to Wisconsin to take on the Green Bay Packers.

Here is the final seeding for the NFC:

  1. Seattle Seahawks (13-3)
  2. Carolina Panthers (12-4)
  3. Philadelphia Eagles (10-6)
  4. Green Bay Packers (8-7-1)
  5. San Francisco 49ers (12-4)
  6. New Orleans Saints (11-5)


  1. Denver Broncos (13-3)
  2. New England Patriots (12-4)
  3. Cincinnati Bengals (11-5)
  4. Indianapolis Colts (11-5)
  5. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)
  6. San Diego Chargers (9-7)

Here is the schedule for the first two rounds:

Kansas City at Indianapolis 4:35 PM NBC Lucas Oil Stadium
New Orleans at Philadelphia 8:00 PM NBC Lincoln Financial Field
San Diego at Cincinnati 1:05 PM CBS Paul Brown Stadium
San Francisco at Green Bay 4:40 PM FOX Lambeau Field
Lowest NFC Seed at Seattle 4:35 PM FOX CenturyLink Field
Highest AFC Seed at New England 8:00 PM CBS Gillette Stadium
Highest NFC Seed at Carolina 1:05 PM FOX Bank of America Stadium
Lowest AFC Seed at Denver 4:40 PM CBS Sports Authority Field

Here is the playoffs in bracket form:


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  • arnie

    Chargers win it all against the Seahawks.

    • TwoFourRomeo


      • arnie

        Mark my words. I said they would be 10-6 and a wildcard spot in training camp.
        The majority of the experts said it was a “rebuilding year” and the Chargers would win 6 games 8 if they were lucky. Playoffs were pipe dream.
        The facts are the Chargers have beaten all the AFC playoff teams except two. They didn’t play the Patriots, and the Bengals only beat them by a TD. That last time a team did that was the Broncos, we all know how the second meeting turned out.
        Chargers win it all, against the Seahawks…correction Chargers win it all because it won’t matter who the other team is.

        • Kenny

          Are you guys crazy the chargers are weak? They will lose in the first round just like the packers, eagles, and chiefs. Those three i mentioned and the chargers are the weak teams in the playoffs. Final four is the bengals,the seahawks, the panthers, and the colts. The championship game will be the colts vs seahawks.

          • arnie

            No. I’m Just looking at the facts. What do you base your assumption on?
            The Chargers Beat the Colts and the Chargers 1st string defense shut down Seahawks in the preseason. Again the Chiefs tried the same tactic the Bengals used, the Chargers stopped them. The Shut down Dalton, Green an Greshamn, if it were not for a few pass breakdowns, the Bolts are 10-6.
            P.S. this is Lucks Second season in the NFL. He was a “rookie” last year.

          • Kenny

            Hes still a rookie not enough experience yet lol. My assumption is on watching the games. You and your chargers will lose just remember that.

          • arnie

            Well Luck an the league will disagree with you. The “fact” he is not. As far as your assumption goes try watching the games with your eyes open next time. What my eyes see is two teams the Chargers have not beaten in the playoffs. I made my prediction, remember that.

          • Thomas Daniel Voss-Hollingswor

            You’re a joke. The Chargers got in by luck. The NFC championship: Saints-49ers. AFC Championship: Broncos-Patriots.

          • arnie

            Haha the only Joke here is how nobody has presented any “real facts” on why the Chargers won’t make it. Nobody expected them to be here, or have a chance at a winning season, yet here they are. Any player will tell you it’s hard enough to get a win. The bottom line the Chiefs screwed up and the Chargers took advantage of it.
            The Saints can consider themselves lucky if they make it past Philly, They can’t stop the run. Eagles have the best rusher in the league. 49ers’ won’t be playing at home. They have to go through the house of Boom or Carolina They are the 1 n 2 seeds for a reason. Defensively they can stop both those teams.
            Broncos Patriots. Chargers already beat the Broncos, they controlled the time possession both times. The difference is they score TD the second. The Patriots are not the team they used to be. They are like the Chargers, they do enough to win. Unfortunately Brady will not help them from the sideline, just Like Manning.

          • arnie

            How about now? Am i still Joke?
            KC one-n-done. Chargers Moving on to Denver. One down two to go.

          • arnie

            Still weak huh? Losing the first round? Check your facts cause the boys are back!

  • Native BoneZ

    Seahawks vs Denver ! Go Hawks