NE
New England Patriots
Proj: (13-3-0)1st Seed
Den
Denver Broncos
Proj: (11-5-0)2nd Seed
Sea
Seattle Seahawks
Proj: (12-4-0)1st Seed
Det
Detroit Lions
Proj: (12-4-0)2nd Seed
SD
San Diego
Chargers
Proj: (10-6-0)
 6th Seed
Pit
Pittsburgh
Steelers
Proj: (11-5-0)
3rd Seed
GB
Green Bay
Packers
Proj: (11-5-0)
 6th Seed
Dal
Dallas
Cowboys
Proj: (12-4-0)
3rd Seed
Cin
Cincinnati
Bengals
Proj: (10-5-1)
 5th Seed
Ind
Indianapolis
Colts
Proj: (11-5-0)
4th Seed
Ari
Arizona
Cardinals
Proj: (12-4-0)
 5th Seed
Car
Carolina
Panthers
Proj: (7-8-1)
4th Seed
  • Week 17

MatchupWinning Team
Indianapolis (11-5-0)   at Tennessee (2-14-0)
IndTen
San Diego (10-6-0)   at Kansas City (8-8-0)
SDKC
NY Jets (3-13-0)   at Miami (9-7-0)
NYJMia
Chicago (5-11-0)   at Minnesota (7-9-0)
ChiMin
Buffalo (8-8-0)   at New England (13-3-0)
BufNE
Philadelphia (9-7-0)   at NY Giants (7-9-0)
PhiNYG
New Orleans (7-9-0)   at Tampa Bay (2-14-0)
NOTB
Dallas (12-4-0)   at Washington (4-12-0)
DalWas
MatchupWinning Team
Cleveland (7-9-0)   at Baltimore (10-6-0)
CleBal
Jacksonville (3-13-0)   at Houston (9-7-0)
JaxHou
Carolina (7-8-1)   at Atlanta (6-10-0)
CarAtl
Oakland (4-12-0)   at Denver (11-5-0)
OakDen
Detroit (12-4-0)   at Green Bay (11-5-0)
DetGB
Arizona (12-4-0)   at San Francisco (7-9-0)
AriSF
St. Louis (6-10-0)   at Seattle (12-4-0)
StLSea
Cincinnati (10-5-1)   at Pittsburgh (11-5-0)
CinPit



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 England13-3-012-3-01026
 Miami9-7-08-7-0167
 Buffalo8-8-08-7-0249
 NY Jets3-13-03-12-0276
 North Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Pittsburgh11-5-010-5-0229
 Cincinnati10-5-110-4-11514
 Baltimore10-6-09-6-0112
 Cleveland7-9-07-8-02130
 South Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Indianapolis11-5-010-5-0310
 Houston9-7-08-7-01725
 Jacksonville3-13-03-12-03011
 Tennessee2-14-02-13-02924
 West Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Denver11-5-011-4-044
 San Diego10-6-09-6-01918
 Kansas City8-8-08-7-02218
 Oakland4-12-03-12-03216
 NFC
 East Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Dallas12-4-011-4-0831
 Philadelphia9-7-09-6-0532
 NY Giants7-9-06-9-01217
 Washington4-12-04-11-0135
 North Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Detroit12-4-011-4-01822
 Green Bay11-5-011-4-063
 Minnesota7-9-06-9-0267
 Chicago5-11-05-10-02027
 South Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Carolina7-8-16-8-11423
 New Orleans7-9-06-9-0128
 Atlanta6-10-06-9-0721
 Tampa Bay2-14-02-13-03113
 West Proj W-L-T W-L-T Off Rank Def Rank
 Seattle12-4-011-4-091
 Arizona12-4-011-4-02815
 San Francisco7-9-07-8-02320
 St. Louis6-10-06-9-02512