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NFL Playoffs: Standings Updated following wild Week 13

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The Bengals, Broncos, Falcons and Packers all strengthened their grips on their respective divisions, while the Steelers, Browns, Ravens and Chiefs all damaged their chances of making the playoffs.

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The NFL playoffs are just over a month away with only four regular-season weeks remaining. Many teams saw their playoff chances take a serious blow on Sunday in games they let slip away.

The 7-5 Ravens, Browns, Steelers and Chiefs all had great opportunities to increase their standing in the playoff picture, but all four lost. That allowed the 8-4 Chargers and 7-5 Bills to climb back into the playoff picture after it appeared both were falling out of it as the season wore on.

The Bengals, Broncos, Falcons and Packers all strengthened their grips on their respective divisions. Here is a look at the latest playoff stands, courtesy of ESPN:

Seed

NFC

W

L

T

PCT

DIV

CONF

SOS

REASON

1

Arizona

9

3

0

.750

2-1-0

7-2-0

.523

NFC West Champ 
Wins tie break over Green Bay based on best win percentage in conference games. Wins tie break over Philadelphia based on head-to-head sweep.

2

Green Bay

9

3

0

.750

4-1-0

6-3-0

.473

NFC North Champ 
Wins tie break over Philadelphia based on head-to-head win percentage.

3

Philadelphia

9

3

0

.750

3-0-0

5-3-0

.436

NFC East Champ

4

Atlanta

5

7

0

.417

4-0-0

5-4-0

.424

NFC South Champ (Wins tie break over New Orleans based on head-to-head win percentage.)

5

Seattle

8

4

0

.667

2-1-0

6-2-0

.496

Wins tie break over Detroit based on best win percentage in common games. Wins tie break over Dallas based on best win percentage in conference games.

6

Detroit

8

4

0

.667

3-0-0

6-2-0

.488

Wins tie break over Dallas based on best win percentage in conference games.

7

Dallas

8

4

0

.667

2-2-0

5-4-0

.402

8

San Francisco

7

5

0

.583

1-3-0

6-4-0

.515

9

New Orleans

5

7

0

.417

2-1-0

4-4-0

.530

Wins tie break over Chicago based on best win percentage in common games. Wins tie break over St. Louis based on best win percentage in conference games. Division tie break was initially used to eliminate Minnesota (Chicago wins tie break over Minnesota based on head-to-head win percentage).

10

Chicago

5

7

0

.417

1-3-0

4-4-0

.496

Wins tie break over St. Louis based on best win percentage in conference games. Division tie break was initially used to eliminate Minnesota (Chicago wins tie break over Minnesota based on head-to-head win percentage).

11

Minnesota

5

7

0

.417

0-4-0

5-5-0

.508

Wins tie break over St. Louis based on head-to-head win percentage.

12

St. Louis

5

7

0

.417

2-2-0

3-5-0

.598

Seed

AFC

W

L

T

PCT

DIV

CONF

SOS

REASON

1

New England

9

3

0

.750

2-1-0

6-2-0

.512

AFC East Champ 
Wins tie break over Denver based on head-to-head win percentage.

2

Denver

9

3

0

.750

4-0-0

7-1-0

.538

AFC West Champ

3

Cincinnati

8

3

1

.708

2-1-0

5-3-0

.466

AFC North Champ

4

Indianapolis

8

4

0

.667

4-0-0

6-3-0

.489

AFC South Champ

5

San Diego

8

4

0

.667

2-2-0

6-3-0

.438

6

Kansas City

7

5

0

.583

1-3-0

5-4-0

.492

Wins tie break over Buffalo and Baltimore based on best win percentage in conference games. Division tie break was initially used to eliminate Cleveland (Baltimore wins tie break over Cleveland and Pittsburgh based on head-to-head win percentage). Division tie break was initially used to eliminate Pittsburgh (Baltimore wins tie break over Cleveland and Pittsburgh based on head-to-head win percentage).

7

Buffalo

7

5

0

.583

3-2-0

4-5-0

.500

Wins tie break over Baltimore based on best win percentage in conference games. Division tie break was initially used to eliminate Cleveland (Baltimore wins tie break over Cleveland and Pittsburgh based on head-to-head win percentage). Division tie break was initially used to eliminate Pittsburgh (Baltimore wins tie break over Cleveland and Pittsburgh based on head-to-head win percentage).

8

Baltimore

7

5

0

.583

2-3-0

3-5-0

.481

Wins tie break over Cleveland and Pittsburgh based on head-to-head win percentage.

9

Pittsburgh

7

5

0

.583

2-2-0

6-3-0

.408

Wins tie break over Cleveland based on best win percentage in common games.

10

Cleveland

7

5

0

.583

2-2-0

4-5-0

.398

11

Miami

6

5

0

.545

2-1-0

5-3-0

.545

12

Houston

6

6

0

.500

2-1-0

5-3-0

.481