2021 NFL Playoff Photo, Ranking: Colts’ shocking loss knocks them out; Steelers near the mooring

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Longest season in NFL history is coming to an end, with a crazy list of first games in the Week 18 window. Indianapolis Colts are eliminated from the playoffs after losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Baltimore Ravens in overtime. Pittsburgh is in the playoffs if the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders aren’t tied on Sunday night.

If the Chargers and Raiders are tied, both teams advance to the playoffs and the Steelers are eliminated. The NFC currently has its playoff implications in the final window, as the San Francisco 49ers clinch a playoff berth with either a win over the Rams or a loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Saints advance to the playoffs with a win and a loss for the 49ers.

Below you can find a breakdown of the conference’s current standings, each club’s performance in Week 18, their playoff game, and their draft pick (for teams eliminated from the playoffs). .

AFC

z-Titans

12

5

0

.706

5-1

8-4

y-Chefs

12

5

0

.706

5-1

7-5

y-bills

ten

6

0

.625

4-1

6-5

y-Bengales

ten

seven

0

.588

4-2

8-4

x-patriots

ten

6

0

.625

3-2

8-3

Chargers

9

seven

0

.563

3-2

6-5

Raiders

9

seven

0

.563

2-3

7-4

Steelers

9

seven

1

.559

4-2

7-5

e-Colt

9

8

0

.529

3-3

7-5

e-Dolphins

8

8

0

.500

3-2

5-6

e-Browns

8

9

0

.471

3-3

5-7

e-Ravens

8

9

0

.471

1-5

5-7

e-Broncos

seven

ten

0

.412

1-5

3-9

e-Jets

4

12

0

.250

0-5

4-7

e-Texans

4

13

0

.235

3-3

4-8

e-Jaguars

3

14

0

.176

1-5

3-9

place for the x-clinched playoffs
division title won
home field advantage
e-eliminated from the playoffs

What there is to know: The Titans clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC with their victory over the Texans in Week 18. They have home court advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

What there is to know: The Chiefs will be the number two seed in the conference after the Titans beat the Texans on Sunday. The Titans owned the one-on-one tiebreaker, which is why they got the spot.

What there is to know: The Bengals won the AFC North. Cincinnati is currently the No. 4 seed in the AFC.

What there is to know: The Bills have yet to lock up the AFC East, but have clinched a playoff berth. They won the AFC East in Week 18 with a victory.

Remaining time: vs Jets

What there is to know: The Patriots clinched a playoff berth. New England take the AFC East with a win and Buffalo’s loss to New York in Week 18. The Patriots will be at least the No. 5 seed with a win.

Remaining time: among dolphins

Los Angeles Chargers

What there is to know: The Chargers are currently the No. 6 seed after losing to the Colts. Los Angeles clinches a playoff berth with a win or tie with Las Vegas.

Remaining time: among the Raiders

Las Vegas Adventurers

What there is to know: The Raiders can clinch a playoff berth with a win or a tie against the Chargers on Sunday night.

Remaining time: vs chargers

Pittsburgh Steelers

What to do to know: The Steelers beat the Ravens to move up to 8th overall in the AFC. Pittsburgh will clinch a playoff berth if the Raiders or Chargers aren’t tied on Sunday night.

Indianapolis Colts

What there is to know: The Colts were eliminated from the playoffs with their loss to the Jaguars and the Steelers victory over the Ravens.

Miami dolphins

What there is to know: The Dolphins are eliminated from the playoffs and their first-round pick goes to the Eagles in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Remaining time: against the patriots

Baltimore Ravens

What there is to know: The Ravens were eliminated from the playoffs with Sunday’s loss to the Steelers.

What there is to know: The Browns are out of the playoffs and are up for the No. 13 pick in the NFL Draft.

What there is to know: The Broncos are out of the playoffs and are up for the No.9 pick in the NFL Draft.

New York Jets

What there is to know: The Jets are eliminated from the playoffs and are up for the No.5 pick in the NFL Draft.

Remaining time: to invoices

Houston Texans

What there is to know: The Texans are eliminated from the playoffs and landed the third pick in the NFL Draft.

Jacksonville Jaguars

What there is to know: The Jaguars are eliminated from the playoffs and landed the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft.

NFC

z-Packers

13

4

0

.765

4-2

9-3

x-rams

12

4

0

.750

3-2

8-3

y-buccaneers

12

4

0

.750

3-2

7-4

y-Cowboys

12

5

0

.706

6-0

10-2

x-cardinals

11

5

0

.688

4-1

7-4

49ers

9

seven

0

.563

1-4

6-5

x-eagles

9

8

0

.529

3-3

7-5

Saints

8

8

0

.500

3-2

6-5

e-Vikings

8

9

0

.471

4-2

6-6

e-Falcons

seven

9

0

.438

2-3

4-7

e-Washington

seven

ten

0

.412

2-4

6-6

e-Seahawks

6

ten

0

.375

2-3

3-8

e-Bear

6

11

0

.353

2-4

4-8

e-Panthers

5

11

0

.313

2-3

3-8

e-Giants

4

13

0

.235

1-5

3-9

e-Lions

3

13

1

.206

2-4

3-9

place for the x-clinched playoffs
division title won
home field advantage
e-eliminated from the playoffs

What there is to know: The Packers clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

The Los Angeles Rams

What there is to know: The Rams win NFC West with a win over the 49ers in Week 18 or a loss for the Cardinals to the Seahawks. They are currently the No. 2 seed in the NFC, holding a head-to-head tiebreaker against the Buccaneers.

Remaining time: against 49ers

What there is to know: The Buccaneers are the No. 3 seed in the NFC.

Remaining time: against the Panthers

What there is to know: The Cowboys are the No.4 seed in the NFC, but have already landed the NFC East. They can land the # 2 seed in the conference, but need help.

Arizona Cardinals

What there is to know: The Cardinals will win NFC West with a victory and a loss for the Rams in Week 18. Arizona cannot be lower than the No.5 seed in the playoffs.

Remaining time: against the Seahawks

San Francisco 49ers

What there is to know: The 49ers clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Rams in Week 18 or a loss by the Saints to the Falcons. San Francisco is currently the No. 6 seed in the NFC, holding the tiebreaker against Philadelphia.

Remaining time: among rams

Philadelphia Eagles

What there is to know: The Eagles clinched a playoff berth, but are still the No. 7 seed as the 49ers own the head-to-head tiebreaker. They are still on the line for the No.6 seed in the conference if the 49ers lose and the Saints win on Sunday.

Saints of New Orleans

What there is to know: The Saints are still alive in the NFC playoff race. New Orleans are one game away from Philadelphia and San Francisco for the final playoff spot as the No.8 seed, but lose the tiebreaker to the Eagles.

The Saints clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Falcons and a loss by the 49ers to the Rams.

Remaining time: among hawks

What there is to know: The Vikings are out of the playoffs and are up for the No.12 pick in the NFL Draft.

Atlanta Falcons

What there is to know: The Falcons are out of the playoffs and are up for the No.11 pick in the NFL Draft.

Remaining time: against the saints

What there is to know: Washington is eliminated from the playoffs and in line for the No.10 pick in the NFL Draft.

What there is to know: The Bears are eliminated from the playoffs. Chicago are said to be in contention for the No.7 draft pick, but it comes down to the New York Giants following a draft day trade.

Seattle Seahawks

What there is to know: The Seahawks are out of the playoffs and would own the No. 8 draft pick, but it comes down to the Jets thanks to Jamal Adams’ trade.

Remaining time: among the cardinals

Carolina Panthers

What there is to know: The Panthers are out of the playoffs. Carolina currently has the No. 6 pick in the draft.

Remaining time: at the buccaneers

New York Giants

What there is to know: The Giants are out of the playoffs and currently own the No. 4 draft pick.

What there is to know: The Lions are eliminated from the playoffs and landed the second pick in the draft.

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