Ind
Indianapolis Colts
Proj: (10-6-0)1st Seed
Pit
Pittsburgh Steelers
Proj: (9-7-0)2nd Seed
Ari
Arizona Cardinals
Proj: (11-5-0)1st Seed
Det
Detroit Lions
Proj: (10-6-0)2nd Seed
Bal
Baltimore
Ravens
Proj: (9-7-0)
 6th Seed
KC
Kansas City
Chiefs
Proj: (9-7-0)
3rd Seed
NO
New Orleans
Saints
Proj: (9-7-0)
 6th Seed
Phi
Philadelphia
Eagles
Proj: (10-6-0)
3rd Seed
SD
San Diego
Chargers
Proj: (9-7-0)
 5th Seed
NE
New England
Patriots
Proj: (9-7-0)
4th Seed
Dal
Dallas
Cowboys
Proj: (10-6-0)
 5th Seed
Car
Carolina
Panthers
Proj: (9-6-1)
4th Seed
  • Week 13
  • Week 14
  • Week 15
  • Week 16
  • Week 17

MatchupWinning Team
Chicago (9-7-0)   at Detroit (10-6-0)
ChiDet
Philadelphia (10-6-0)   at Dallas (10-6-0)
PhiDal
Seattle (7-9-0)   at San Francisco (8-8-0)
SeaSF
Cleveland (8-8-0)   at Buffalo (9-7-0)
CleBuf
Washington (6-10-0)   at Indianapolis (10-6-0)
WasInd
Oakland (5-11-0)   at St. Louis (7-9-0)
OakStL
Carolina (9-6-1)   at Minnesota (6-10-0)
CarMin
New Orleans (9-7-0)   at Pittsburgh (9-7-0)
NOPit
MatchupWinning Team
Cincinnati (8-7-1)   at Tampa Bay (5-11-0)
CinTB
NY Giants (7-9-0)   at Jacksonville (7-9-0)
NYGJax
San Diego (9-7-0)   at Baltimore (9-7-0)
SDBal
Tennessee (6-10-0)   at Houston (7-9-0)
TenHou
Arizona (11-5-0)   at Atlanta (6-10-0)
AriAtl
New England (9-7-0)   at Green Bay (9-7-0)
NEGB
Denver (8-8-0)   at Kansas City (9-7-0)
DenKC
Miami (7-9-0)   at NY Jets (6-10-0)
MiaNYJ



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 England9-7-05-2-01812
 Buffalo9-7-04-3-02210
 Miami7-9-03-3-0114
 NY Jets6-10-01-6-0268
 North Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Pittsburgh9-7-04-3-0815
 Baltimore9-7-05-2-0716
 Cincinnati8-7-13-2-11531
 Cleveland8-8-03-3-01029
 South Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Indianapolis10-6-05-2-013
 Jacksonville7-9-01-6-03128
 Houston7-9-03-4-01926
 Tennessee6-10-02-5-02720
 West Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Kansas City9-7-03-3-0219
 San Diego9-7-05-3-01611
 Denver8-8-06-1-045
 Oakland5-11-00-6-03222
 NFC
 East Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Philadelphia10-6-05-1-0924
 Dallas10-6-06-1-0314
 NY Giants7-9-03-4-02325
 Washington6-10-02-5-056
 North Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Detroit10-6-05-2-0241
 Green Bay9-7-05-2-02519
 Chicago9-7-03-4-01717
 Minnesota6-10-02-5-02913
 South Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Carolina9-6-13-3-12027
 New Orleans9-7-02-4-0221
 Atlanta6-10-02-5-0630
 Tampa Bay5-11-01-5-03032
 West Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Arizona11-5-05-1-02818
 San Francisco8-8-04-3-0132
 St. Louis7-9-02-4-01223
 Seattle7-9-03-3-0147