Jan 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; NFL wild card logo on the field prior to the start of the 2011 NFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Detroit Lions and the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NFL playoff picture Week 17: Before Sunday Night Football


The final week of the NFL season is here and there is only the Sunday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. Here is an updated list of all the NFL playoff scenarios before that NFC East match up.

The NFC Picture:

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (vs. STL)

Seahawks beat the Rams to win the NFC West and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

CAROLINA PANTHERS (at ATL)

The Panthers beat the Falcons, they’re the NFC South Champions and have a first-round bye as the No. 2 seed.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (at DAL)

Eagles are in as the NFC East champions if they can beat the Cowboys.

CHICAGO BEARS (vs. GB)

Bears lost and were eliminated.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (at ARI)

49ers are a Wild Card team.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (vs. TB)

The Saints win and are in as a Wild Card team.

ARIZONA CARDINALS (vs. SF)

Cardinals have been eliminated by Saints win.

DALLAS COWBOYS (vs. PHI)

If the Cowboys beat the Eagles they’re in as the NFC East champions

GREEN BAY PACKERS (at CHI)

Packers beat the Bears and are in as the NFC North Champs.

The AFC Picture:

DENVER BRONCOS (at OAK)

Denver clinches home field advantage throughout playoffs.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (vs. BUF)

New England beat Buffalo, gets a first round bye.

CINCINNATI BENGALS (vs. BAL)

The Bengals won and will host Wild Card match up. The Bills didn’t beat the Patriots to give them the first round bye.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (vs. JAX)

Colts will host a Wild Card match up.

MIAMI DOLPHINS (vs. NYJ)

The Dolphins were defeated by the New York Jets and are eliminated.

BALTIMORE RAVENS (at CIN)

The Ravens were beat by the Bengals and eliminated from the playoffs.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (vs. KC)

The Chargers beat the Chiefs second-stringers, in overtime, and advance as a Wild Card team in the sixth seed.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (vs. CLE)

The Steelers were eliminated with a Chargers win. They almost got there and if Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop had made that field goal at the end of the game, they were in.

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