Standings entering week 10
|1||SF (8-0)||1||NE (8-1)|
|2||NO (7-1)||2||BAL (6-2)|
|3||GB (7-2)||3||HOU (6-3)2|
|4||DAL (5-3)||4||KC (6-3)|
|5||SEA (7-2)||5||BUF (6-2)|
|6||MIN (6-3)||6||IND (5-3)|
|7||LAR (5-3)1||7||PIT (4-4)3|
|8||CAR (5-3)||8||OAK (4-4)|
|9||PHI (5-4)||9||JAX (4-5)4|
|10||DET (3-4-1)||10||TEN (4-5)5|
|11||ARI (3-5-1)||11||LAC (4-5)|
|12||CHI (3-5)||12||DEN (3-6)|
|13||TB (2-6)||13||CLE (2-6)|
|14||NYG (2-7)||14||MIA (1-7)6|
|15||ATL (1-7)||15||NYJ (1-7)|
|16||WAS (1-8)||16||CIN (0-8)|
1 LAR wins the tiebreak over CAR on head-to-head.
2 HOU wins the tiebreak over KC on head-to-head.
3 PIT wins the tiebreak over OAK on conference record (4-2 vs 2-2)
4 JAX wins the tiebreak over TEN on head-to-head (1-0). JAX wins the tiebreak over LAC on conference record (4-3 vs 2-4).
5 TEN wins the tiebreak over LAC on head-to-head.
6 MIA wins the tiebreak over NYJ on head-to-head (1-0).
|NYJ is knocked out of AFC East title contention with:|
|CIN is knocked out of AFC North title contention with:|
WAS has lost their ability to claim the 1 seed, but they still have the 2-6 seed available to them (as well as non-playoff seeds).
The seed that a team controls is the worst seed that team could get if they win out. These are often mutually exclusive because it is impossible for teams that play each other in future weeks to both win out.
If a team changed controlled seed, the controlled seed from last week will be indicated in parentheses after the team’s name.
Teams that control the 1 seed:
NO(2) SF NE BUF(5)
Teams that control the 2 seed:
Teams that control the 3 seed:
Teams that control the 4 seed:
DAL CAR IND(2) KC OAK LAC
Teams that control the 5 seed:
Teams that control the 6 seed:
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