The playoff picture is almost set. All that's left to be determined heading into Sunday Night Football is who will take the final wild-card spot in the AFC.
Here's how the
rest of the seedings have shaped out:
Wild Card Weekend
|Chargers at Ravens||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|TBD at Texans||TBD||TBD||TBD|
The Chiefs finally clinched the top seed and home-field advantage in the AFC with a win over the lowly Raiders on Sunday. The Patriots also earned a first-round bye by blowing out the Jets.
The Texans won the AFC South for the third time in the past four years and, as a result, will again host a playoff game in the first round.
Wild Card Weekend will feature a rematch of the Week 16 battle between the Ravens and Chargers. The Baltimore defense shut down Philip Rivers in the previous encounter, but Los Angeles will likely have Melvin Gordon back for this meeting.
The sixth and final playoff spot will be determined by the win-and-you're-in Sunday nighter between the Colts and Titans. The winner of the game will travel to face the Texans in the first round of the postseason.
However, the Steelers still have yet to be eliminated. Due to their win on Sunday, they need a tie between the Colts and Titans to earn the final wild-card spot.
Wild Card Weekend
|Eagles at Bears||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Seahawks at Cowboys||TBD||TBD||TBD|
The Saints and Rams each amassed 13 victories and will rest during the first round of the playoffs.
The Bears helped the Eagles reach the postseason on Sunday and will face them on Wild Card Weekend. Chicago played their regulars in Week 17 and knocked Minnesota out of playoff contention. Nick Foles led Philly to three consecutive wins to end the season and has the defending champions in position to defend their crown.
The other wild-card matchup will feature a rematch of a Week 3 contest between the Cowboys and Seahawks. The Hawks took that early-season meeting 24-13 in Seattle, but the rematch will take place in Texas.