NFL playoff picture: Arizona Cardinals keep hold of No. 1 seed in NFC after Week 13 games

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic

The NFL season is entering Week 14 and a lot is on the line in the NFC and AFC playoff races.

The Arizona Cardinals still hold the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, but the New England Patriots currently hold the top spot in the AFC.

The top seed in each conference gets a bye in the playoffs and the other division winners get the No. 2 through No. 4 seeds.

The No. 5, No. 6 and No. 7 seeds go to the non-division winners with the best records.

NFL Week 14 picks, predictions, odds:

NFC playoff picture after Week 13:

  • No. 1 Arizona Cardinals (10-2)
  • No. 2 Green Bay Packers (9-3)
  • No. 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-3)
  • No. 4 Dallas Cowboys (8-4)
  • No. 5 Los Angeles Rams (8-4)
  • No. 6 Washington Football Team (6-6)
  • No. 7 San Francisco 49ers (6-6)

In the hunt:

  • Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)
  • Minnesota Vikings (5-7)
  • Carolina Panthers (5-7)
  • Atlanta Falcons (5-7)
  • New Orleans Saints (5-7)
  • New York Giants (4-8)
  • Chicago Bears (4-8)

NFC playoff matchups right now:

  • No. 2 Packers vs. No. 7 49ers
  • No. 3 Buccaneers vs. No. 6  Washington
  • No. 4 Cowboys vs. No. 5 Rams

Notes: The Packers win a tie breaker over the Buccaneers on win percentage in NFC games. Washington wins that same tie breaker over the 49ers.

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The Arizona Cardinals are still the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a 10-2 record after beating the Chicago Bears in Week 13 of the NFL season.

AFC playoff picture after Week 13:

  • No. 1 New England Patriots (9-4)
  • No. 2 Tennessee Titans (8-4)
  • No. 3 Baltimore Ravens (8-4)
  • No. 4 Kansas City Chiefs (8-4)
  • No. 5 Los Angeles Chargers (7-5)
  • No. 6 Cincinnati Bengals (7-5)
  • No. 7 Buffalo Bills (7-5)

In the hunt:

  • Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5-1)
  • Indianapolis Colts (7-6)
  • Las Vegas Raiders (6-6)
  • Cleveland Browns (6-6)
  • Denver Broncos (6-6)
  • Miami Dolphins (6-7)

AFC playoff matchups right now:

  • No. 2 Titans vs. No. 7 Bills
  • No. 3 Ravens vs. No. 6 Bengals
  • No. 4 Chiefs vs. No. 5 Chargers

Notes: The Titans win a tie breaker over the Ravens for best win percentage in AFC games and a tie breaker over the Chiefs because of their head-to-head sweep. The Ravens take the No. 3 seed because of their head-to-head win percentage against the Chiefs. The Chargers take that same tie breaker over the Bengal and win a tie breaker over the Bulls on win percentage in conference games. The Bengals win the tie breaker over the Bills on win percentage in conference games.

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