Playoff picture: It’s finally official

AFC: (1) Patriots, (2) Ravens, (6) Bengals at (3) Texans, (5) Steelers at (4) Broncos
NFC: (1) Packers, (2) 49ers, (6) Lions at (3) Saints, (5) Falcons at (4) Giants

Saturday: Bengals at Texans (4:30 ET, NBC); Lions at Saints (8 ET, NBC)
Sunday: Falcons at Giants (1 ET, Fox); Steelers at Broncos (4:30 ET, CBS)

Jan. 22: AFC championship (3 ET, CBS); NFC championship (6:30 ET, Fox)
Feb. 5: Super Bowl XLVI at Indianapolis (6:30 ET, NBC)


1. Green Bay Packers (15-1)
Will have home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs and a first-round bye.
Next: 4:30 ET, Sun. Jan. 15 (Fox)
at GB 45, DET 41 (Final)

2. San Francisco 49ers (13-3)
Clinched the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye with a win due to a better conference record (10-2 vs. 9-3) than the Saints.
Next: 4:30 ET, Sat. Jan. 14 (Fox)
SF 34, at STL 27 (Final)

3. New Orleans Saints (13-3)
Lose the tiebreaker with the 49ers due to a worse conference record (10-2 vs. 9-3).
Next: vs. Lions (8 ET Sat., NBC)
at NO 45, CAR 17 (Final)

4. New York Giants (9-7)
Clinched the East and No. 4 seed with a win.
Next: vs. Falcons (1 ET Sun., Fox)
at NYG 31, DAL 14 (Final)

1. New England Patriots (13-3)
Clinched the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage through the playoffs with a win.
Next: 8 ET, Sat. Jan. 14 (CBS)
at NE 49, BUF 21 (Final)

2. Baltimore Ravens (12-4)
Clinched the North title, No. 2 seed and a first-round bye with a win due to a head-to-head sweep.
Next: 1 ET, Sun. Jan. 15 (CBS)
BAL 24, at CIN 16 (Final)

3. Houston Texans (10-6)
Have clinched the South and No. 3 seed.
Next: vs. Bengals (4:30 ET Sat., NBC)
TEN 23, at HOU 22 (Final)

4. Denver Broncos (8-8)
Clinched the West and No. 4 seed with a Raiders loss due to a better record in common games than the Raiders or Chargers (7-7 vs. 6-8).
Next: vs. Steelers (4:30 ET Sun., CBS)
KC 7, at DEN 3 (Final)


5. Atlanta Falcons (10-6)
Clinched the No. 5 seed with a win and Lions loss due to a head-to-head win.
Next: at Giants (1 ET Sun., Fox)
at ATL 45, TB 24 (Final)

6. Detroit Lions (10-6)
Lost the head-to-head tiebreaker for the No. 5 seed with the Falcons.
Next: at Saints (8 ET Sat., NBC)
at GB 45, DET 41 (Final)

5. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)
Lose the tiebreaker with the Ravens due to a head-to-head sweep.
Next: at Broncos (4:30 ET Sun., CBS)
PIT 13, at CLE 9 (Final)

6. Cincinnati Bengals (9-7)
Clinched the No. 6 seed with Jets and Broncos losses due to a head-to-head win against the Titans.
Next: at Texans (4:30 ET Sat., NBC)
BAL 24, at CIN 16 (Final)

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