NFL Playoff Bracket had the season ended after Week 16: Philly sits atop NFC East again

Here's a look at the postseason standings following Week 16's action.

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From three straight losses to a win on Christmas, the Philadelphia Eagles are back... sort of. They're on top of the NFC East, so everything is okay, right? Right?

Two more victories will give the Birds three in succession and deliver them the NFC East's crown. Philly has already qualified for the postseason, and their final two games, a home date versus the Arizona Cardinals and a Week 18 grudge match with the New York Giants are very winnable.

Let's talk about some fun stuff. The NFL's playoff picture is beginning to take shape.

AFC Playoff Picture:

16 weeks of football has distinguished the contenders from the pretenders. With only two regular-season games remaining, the only way Philly sees one of these teams is if they qualify for Super Bowl LVIII.

1st Place: Baltimore Ravens (12-3, first-round bye)
2nd Place: Miami Dolphins (11-4)
3rd Place: Kansas City Chiefs (9-6)
4th Place: Jacksonville Jaguars (8-7)
5th Place: Cleveland Browns (10-5)
6th Place: Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6)
7th Place: Indianapolis Colts (8-7)

Here's what your AFC Playoff Wild Card bracket would look like.

  • Colts (7) at Dolphins (2)
  • Steelers (6) at Chiefs (3)
  • Browns (5) at Jags (4)

NFC Playoff Picture:

The Baltimore Ravens did Philly a solid, but the Eagles need to win and out and San Francisco to lose if they're to claim the top spot in the NFC.

1st Place: San Francisco 49ers (11-4, first-round bye)
2nd Place: Detroit Lions (11-4)
3rd Place: Philadelphia Eagles (11-4)
4th Place: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-7)
5th Place: Dallas Cowboys (10-5)
6th Place: Los Angeles Rams (8-7)
7th Place: Seattle Seahawks (8-7)

Here's what your Wild Card Round NFC Playoff bracket would look like if the postseason began today.

Seahawks (7) at Lions 2)
Rams (6) at Eagles (3)
Cowboys (5) at Bucs (4)

How's this for a turn of events? The Eagles kind of need the Cowboys to win in Week 17. If they get that and they beat Arizona, they'd move from third to second in the postseason standings.