NFL playoff pictures: Updated post-season standings, wild card contenders, expected opening games

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The home phase of the 2021 NFL season is here, as we come 14 weeks after the Rams won Monday night against the Cardinals. You know what that means: the playoff picture is starting to take shape. And both conferences were filled with some fierce battles for a combined 14 points after the season. From the crowded competition in the West NFC to increasingly muddy race in AFC North, there are plenty of scenarios to come up with as we move deeper into December.

Below, find an updated 2021 NFL playoff image, featuring the complete post-season standings (takes into account), a list of wild card contenders, and expected weekend playoffs for both AFC and NFC:

AFC

  1. Patriots (9-4)
  2. Titan (9-4)
  3. Chief (9-4)
  4. Ravens (8-5)
  5. Charger (8-5)
  6. Colts (7-6)
  7. Bill (7-6)

On the brink

8. Brown (7-6)
9. Bengals (7-6)
ten. Broncos (7-6)
11. Steelsmith (6-6-1)
twelfth. Raiders (6-7)
13. Dolphin (6-7)

Out of the race

14. Jet plane (3-10) *
15. Texans (2-11) *
16. Jaguar (2-11) *

Note: * = officially disqualified.

Expected wildcard matches

  • (Goodbye patriots number 1)
  • No. 7 Bill in 2nd place Titans
  • Number 6 Colts at Number 3 Chiefs
  • Charger number 5 at number 4 Ravens

NFC

  1. Packing Machine (10-3)
  2. Buccaneers (10-3)
  3. Cardinals (10-3)
  4. Cowboys (9-4)
  5. Rams (9-4)
  6. 49ers (7-6)
  7. Washington (6-7)

On the brink

8. Vikings (6-7)
9. Eagle (6-7)
ten. Eagle (6-7)
11. Saints (6-7)
twelfth. Panthers (5-8)
13. Seahawks (5-8)

Out of the race

14. Giant (4-9)
15. Bear (4-9)
16. Lion (1-11-1) *

Note: * = officially disqualified.

Expected wildcard matches

  • (Goodbye, Packer #1)
  • 7 Washington at 2 Buccaneers
  • 6th place 49 in 3rd place Cardinals
  • Number 5 Rams at Number 4 Cowboys

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