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The house stretch of the 2021 NFL season is here, as we are almost through 15 weeks (4 video games are delegated play) after Sunday night’s NFC South stunner, in which the Saints locked out Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. You understand what that implies: the playoff photo is actually taking shape. And both conferences are chock-full of some spirited fights for the 14 combined postseason areas. From the congested competitors in the NFC West to the significantly muddy race in the AFC North, there are great deals of circumstances on the table as we venture much deeper into December and through the holiday.

Below, discover an upgraded 2021 NFL playoff image, including total postseason standings (with tiebreakers currently represented), a rundown of wild card competitors and forecasted opening-weekend playoff matches for both the AFC and NFC:

AFC

  1. Chiefs (10 -4)
  2. Patriots ( 9-5)
  3. Titans (9-5)
  4. Bengals (8-6)
  5. Colts (8-6)
  6. Chargers (8-6)
  7. Bills (8-6)

On the edge

8. Ravens (8-6)
9. Browns (7-6)
10 Steelers (7-6-1)
11 Dolphins (7-7)
12 Broncos (7-7)
13 Raiders (6-7)

Out of the race

14 Jets (3-11) *
15 Texans (3-11) *
16 Jaguars (2-12) *

Note:=formally removed.

Projected wild card matches

  • ( No. 1 Chiefs on bye)
  • No. 7 Bills at No. 2 Patriots
  • No. 6 Chargers at No. 3 Titans
  • No. 5 Colts at No. 4 Bengals

NFC

  1. Packers (11 -3)
  2. Cowboys (10 -4)
  3. Buccaneers (10 -4)
  4. Cardinals (10 -4)
  5. Rams (9-4)
  6. 49 ers (8-6)
  7. Saints (7-7)

On the edge

8. Washington (6-7)
9. Vikings (6-7)
10 Eagles (6-7)
11 Falcons (6-8)
12 Seahawks (5-8)

Out of the race

13 Panthers (5-9)
14 Bears (4-9)
15 Giants (4-10)
16 Lions (2-11 -1) *

Note:=formally gotten rid of.

Projected wild card matches

  • ( No. 1 Packers on bye)
  • No. 7 Saints at No. 2 Cowboys
  • No. 6 49 ers at No. 3 Buccaneers
  • No. 5 Rams at No. 4 Cardinals

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