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NFL Playoff Picture: Who’s in and who’s out after Week 10?

With last night's shocking upset victory by the Texans over the Bengals, Week 10 is now over and we've got a settled look at how every team


With last night’s shocking upset victory by the Texans over the Bengals, Week 10 is now over and we’ve got a settled look at how every team is currently positioned for the postseason. Every team is technically still in play for the playoffs, so check out how far down the ladder your team currently is! If you’re already turning your attention to next season, though, you’ll want to check out our post-Week 10 2016 draft order.  

AFC

#1 – New England Patriots (1.000) AFC East Champions #2 – Cincinnati Bengals (.889) AFC North Champions #3 – Denver Broncos (.778) AFC West Champions #4 – Indianapolis Colts (.444) AFC South Champions Colts own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Texans, who are also (.444) #5 – Pittsburgh Steelers (.600) AFC Wild Card #1 #6 – Buffalo Bills (.556) AFC Wild Card #2 #7 – New York Jets (.566) Bills own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Jets #8 – Kansas City Chiefs (.444) #9 – Miami Dolphins (.444) #10 – Houston Texans (.444) #11 – Oakland Raiders (.444) Because we have two teams from the same division, we need to eliminate one first. The Chiefs have a better record against common opponents than the Raiders (.333 vs .000), so Oakland drop to bottom of the teams with a .444 record. The Texans have lost to both the Chiefs and the Dolphins, so drop to the bottom of the three teams. The Chiefs have a better record within the conference than the Dolphins (.600 vs .286) #12 – Jacksonville Jaguars (.333) #13 – Baltimore Ravens (.222) #14 – San Diego Chargers (.222) #15 – Tennessee Titans (.222) The tie between the Ravens, Chargers and Titans comes down to their conference records, which are respectively .286, .200 and .000) #16 – Cleveland Browns (.200) Despite being the ‘#16 seed’ in the AFC, the Browns are only three wins behind the second Wild Card slot  

NFC

#1 – Carolina Panthers (1.000) #2 – Arizona Cardianls (.778) #3 – Minnesota Vikings (.778) The Cardinals have a better record within the conference than the Vikings (.833 vs .800) #4 – New York Giants (.500) #5 – Green Bay Packers (.667) #6 – Atlanta Falcons (.667) The Packers have a better record within the conference than the Falcons (.667 vs .571) #7 – Washington Redskins (.444) #8 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (.444) #9 – Chicago Bears (.444) #10 – St Louis Rams (.444) #11 – Seattle Seahawks (.444) #12 – Philadelphia Eagles (.444) Because there are teams from the same division involved in this six-way tie, we need to eliminate some teams through divisional tiebreakers first. Washington owns the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Eagles, and the Rams own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Seahawks, dropping those two teams to seeds #11 and #12. Washington have the best conference record of the four remaining teams with .667, so take the #7 seed. The Bucs have a better conference record than the remaining two teams with .500, so take the #8 seed. As the Bears have faced and beaten the Rams, they then take the #9 seed, and the Rams the #10 seed. Finally, the Seahawks have a better conference record than the Eagles (.500 vs .429), so take the #11 seed over Philly. #13 – New Orleans Saints (.400) #14 – San Francisco 49ers (.333) #15 – Detroit Lions (.222) #16 – Dallas Cowboys (.222) The Lions have a better record within the conference than the Cowboys (.333 vs .250) Despite being the ‘#16 seed’ in the NFC, the Cowboys are still only three wins behind the Giants in the race to the NFC East Crown.


Gur Samuel

Hi! I'm Gur and I'm RealSport's Editor-in-Chief. I'm also currently the site's tennis editor, and contribute to our NFL, wrestling and Formula 1 coverage as well. I'm also an NFL analyst for CNN International and contributor to SB Nation, and have contributed to, or been interviewed by, various print, broadcast and online media, including the BBC, Mail Online, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Boston Globe, and Yahoo! Sports.

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