NFL Playoff bracket if the season ended after Week 17

Here's a look at what the NFL Playoff bracket and first round of games would look like had the regular season ended after Week 17.
Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop
Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL's regular season nears its end. The Philadelphia Eagles are seemingly in freefall. 2024 has gotten off to a bad start for Birds fans. We recommend you lay off social media and the Philly sports stations if you're looking for positivity.

One regular-season game remains for every NFL team. Technically, there's still time for the Eagles to wake up, but the body language is poor. Questions are being asked about whether or not this team believes.

If the Birds are going to turn things, they need to do so immediately. A little over a month ago, they were seen as the NFL's best team. Now, we're asking if this team can win a playoff game. Here's a look at where things currently stand.

AFC Playoff Picture:

17 weeks of football has helped distinguish the contenders from the pretenders. With only one regular-season game remaining, the only way Philly sees one of these teams is if they qualify for Super Bowl LVIII.

Right now, that seems like an impossibility.

1st Place: Baltimore Ravens (13-3, first-round bye)
2nd Place: Miami Dolphins (11-5)
3rd Place: Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)
4th Place: Jacksonville Jaguars (9-7)
5th Place: Cleveland Browns (11-5)
6th Place: Buffalo Bills (10-6)
7th Place: Indianapolis Colts (9-7)

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

  • Colts (7) at Dolphins (2)
  • Bills (6) at Chiefs (3)
  • Browns (5) at Jaguars (4)

NFC Playoff Picture:

1st Place: San Francisco 49ers (12-4, first-round bye)
2nd Place: Dallas Cowboys (11-5)
3rd Place: Detroit Lions (11-5)
4th Place: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-8)
5th Place: Philadelphia Eagles (11-5)
6th Place: Los Angeles Rams (9-7)
7th Place: Green Bay Packers (8-8)

Here's what the NFC Playoff Wild Card bracket would look like if the season ended today.

  • Packers (7) at Cowboys (2)
  • Rams (6) at Lions (3)
  • Eagles (5) at Buccaneers (4)

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