NE
New England Patriots
Proj: (9-7-0)1st Seed
SD
San Diego Chargers
Proj: (9-7-0)2nd Seed
StL
St. Louis Rams
Proj: (9-7-0)1st Seed
Chi
Chicago Bears
Proj: (9-7-0)2nd Seed
Cin
Cincinnati
Bengals
Proj: (8-7-1)
 6th Seed
Pit
Pittsburgh
Steelers
Proj: (9-7-0)
3rd Seed
Min
Minnesota
Vikings
Proj: (8-8-0)
 6th Seed
Was
Washington
Redskins
Proj: (9-7-0)
3rd Seed
Bal
Baltimore
Ravens
Proj: (8-7-1)
 5th Seed
Ten
Tennessee
Titans
Proj: (9-7-0)
4th Seed
NYG
New York
Giants
Proj: (9-7-0)
 5th Seed
Atl
Atlanta
Falcons
Proj: (8-8-0)
4th Seed
  • Week 13
  • Week 14
  • Week 15
  • Week 16
  • Week 17

MatchupWinning Team
Green Bay (8-8-0)   at Detroit (8-8-0)
GBDet
Houston (8-8-0)   at Buffalo (7-9-0)
HouBuf
San Francisco (8-8-0)   at Chicago (9-7-0)
SFChi
Cincinnati (8-7-1)   at Cleveland (8-8-0)
CinCle
Jacksonville (8-8-0)   at Tennessee (9-7-0)
JaxTen
Arizona (7-9-0)   at St. Louis (9-7-0)
AriStL
Baltimore (8-7-1)   at Miami (7-9-0)
BalMia
Seattle (7-9-0)   at Minnesota (8-8-0)
SeaMin
MatchupWinning Team
Carolina (8-8-0)   at New Orleans (8-8-0)
CarNO
NY Jets (8-8-0)   at NY Giants (9-7-0)
NYJNYG
Atlanta (8-8-0)   at Tampa Bay (7-9-0)
AtlTB
Kansas City (7-9-0)   at Oakland (7-9-0)
KCOak
Denver (7-9-0)   at San Diego (9-7-0)
DenSD
Philadelphia (8-8-0)   at New England (9-7-0)
PhiNE
Indianapolis (8-8-0)   at Pittsburgh (9-7-0)
IndPit
Dallas (7-9-0)   at Washington (9-7-0)
DalWas



Welcome to the Yahoo Sports NFL Playoff Scenario Generator!
See how the playoff picture shapes up by following these instructions:

1.Choose which factor determines who will win each game.

2.Adjust the winners for any matchup by clicking the button until the winner is highlighted.

3.Playoff matchups will update automatically based on your picks.

4.Click "My playoff scenario link" to get a link to share your scenario.

Frequently Asked Questions
    What factors can I use to determine matchup winners?
  • Winning % - Team with the higher winning percentage wins
  • Season Ends Today - All matchups end with a tie
  • Offensive Rank - Team that averages more yards per game wins
  • Defensive Rank - Team that averages less yards allowed per game wins
  • Last Matchup - Team that won the last matchup between these teams wins
  • Current Streak - Team that has a better win streak wins
  • Home Team - Home team wins
  • Points Scored - Team that averages more points per game wins
  • Points Against - Team that averages less points allowed per game wins

Do predicted results factor in projected outcomes?
  • Factors are not adjusted based on projected outcomes. For example, if a team is 8-6 and is projected to win in week 15, their week 16 matchup is still determined by their 8-6 record.

How are ties broken?
1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
5. Strength of victory.
6. Strength of Schedule.

How do I choose a tie?
Click the button twice to predict a tie. Click the button again to select a team.

What is the "My Playoff Scenario Link"?
This link is specific to the scenario you selected. You can bookmark or copy this link to share the scenario that you built.
Welcome to the Yahoo Sports NFL Playoff Scenario Generator!
See how the playoff picture shapes up by following these instructions:

1. Choose which factor determines who will win each game.

2. Adjust the winners of individual games by clicking the button so the winner is highlighted.

3. Playoff matchups will update automatically based on your picks.

4. Click "My playoff scenario link" to get a link to share your scenario.
Select a starting point

Automatically select the winners for all upcoming
matchups based on this criteria.


Projected Rankings
 AFC
 East Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 New England9-7-00-0-029
 NY Jets8-8-00-0-023
 Miami7-9-00-0-019
 Buffalo7-9-00-0-09
 North Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Pittsburgh9-7-00-0-022
 Baltimore8-7-10-0-032
 Cincinnati8-7-10-0-07
 Cleveland8-8-00-0-08
 South Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Tennessee9-7-00-0-030
 Jacksonville8-8-00-0-026
 Houston8-8-00-0-017
 Indianapolis8-8-00-0-015
 West Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 San Diego9-7-00-0-05
 Denver7-9-00-0-03
 Kansas City7-9-00-0-06
 Oakland7-9-00-0-011
 NFC
 East Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Washington9-7-00-0-01
 NY Giants9-7-00-0-016
 Philadelphia8-8-00-0-031
 Dallas7-9-00-0-02
 North Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Chicago9-7-00-0-013
 Minnesota8-8-00-0-04
 Detroit8-8-00-0-012
 Green Bay8-8-00-0-014
 South Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Atlanta8-8-00-0-028
 Carolina8-8-00-0-025
 New Orleans8-8-00-0-027
 Tampa Bay7-9-00-0-010
 West Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 St. Louis9-7-00-0-019
 San Francisco8-8-00-0-017
 Arizona7-9-00-0-024
 Seattle7-9-00-0-021