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Live updates – NFL playoff picture, scenarios, updated chances to clinch and more for Week 17

Several NFL playoff spots were still in play entering Week 17, though just one remains on Sunday night — the NFC East title, which can be won by either Washington or the Giants.

In the early window on Sunday, the Ravens, Browns and Titans all clinched playoff spots. The Cowboys were also eliminated by the Giants, and the Buccaneers locked themselves into the No. 5 spot in the NFC. The Bills will be the No. 2 seed in the AFC after their win, locking the Steelers into the third spot.

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In the afternoon window, the Rams eliminated the Cardinals while clinching their own playoff spot, along with one for the Bears. The Packers secured the top seed in the NFC, too. And in the AFC, the Colts locked up a playoff berth. The Titans, however, won the AFC South on a last-second field goal.

We’re live tracking the playoff picture on Sunday, following the playoff races in both the AFC and NFC. We will update playoff chances and projections from ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) periodically throughout the 16-game slate, showing how the playoff landscape is changing as games are played. Clinching scenarios are provided for each team as well. Keep checking back all day long for the most up-to-date view of the playoff teams and seedings based on those FPI projections.

LAST UPDATED: 9:15 p.m. ET

Jump to team in contention:
BAL | BUF | CHI | CLE
GB | IND | KC | LAR | NO
NYG | PIT | SEA | TB | TEN | WSH

NFC

The Packers have locked up both the NFC North and the No. 1 seed in the conference. They will receive both home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs and a wild-card round bye.

Wild-card matchup: BYE

The Saints have locked up the NFC South, and they will be the No. 2 seed in the NFC.

Wild-card matchup: vs. Bears

The Seahawks have locked up the NFC West, and they will be the No. 3 seed in the NFC.

Wild-card matchup: vs. Rams

Scenario: Washington’s scenario to both make the playoffs and win the NFC East is very simple: win against Philadelphia. The only possible playoff seeding Washington has in play is No. 4.

Follow game live: WSH-PHI

FPI chances: Washington has a 70% chance to win the NFC East and make the playoffs.

Projected wild-card matchup: vs. Buccaneers

The Buccaneers have locked up a playoff berth, and they will be the No. 5 seed in the NFC. They are eliminated from the NFC South title race.

Projected wild-card matchup: vs. Washington

The Rams have locked up a playoff berth, and they will be the No. 6 seed in the NFC. They are eliminated from the NFC West title race.

Wild-card matchup: vs. Seahawks

The Bears have locked up a playoff berth, and they will be the No. 7 seed in the NFC. They are eliminated from the NFC North title race.

Wild-card matchup: vs. Saints

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Scenario: The Giants can clinch the NFC East and a playoff berth with a Washington loss. The only possible playoff seeding New York has in play is No. 4.

Follow game live: WSH-PHI

FPI chances: The Giants have a 30% chance to win the NFC East and make the playoffs.

AFC

The Chiefs have locked up both the AFC West and the No. 1 seed in the conference. They will receive both home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs and a wild-card round bye.

Wild-card matchup: BYE

The Bills have locked up the AFC East, and they will be the No. 2 seed in the AFC.

Wild-card matchup: vs. Colts

The Steelers have locked up the AFC North, and they will be the No. 3 seed in the AFC.

Wild-card matchup: vs. Browns

The Titans have locked up the AFC South, and they will be the No. 4 seed in the AFC.

Wild-card matchup: vs. Ravens

The Ravens have locked up a playoff berth, and they will be the No. 5 seed in the AFC. They are eliminated from the AFC North title race.

Wild-card matchup: vs. Titans

The Browns have locked up a playoff berth, and they will be the No. 6 seed in the AFC. They are eliminated from the AFC North title race.

Wild-card matchup: vs. Steelers

The Colts have locked up a playoff berth, and they will be the No. 7 seed in the AFC. They are eliminated from the AFC South title race.

Wild-card matchup: vs. Bills

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