Standings entering week 10
|1||NO (6-2)1||1||PIT (8-0)|
|2||SEA (6-2)2||2||KC (8-1)|
|3||GB (6-2)||3||BUF (7-2)|
|4||PHI (3-4-1)||4||TEN (6-2)|
|5||TB (6-3)||5||BAL (6-2)|
|6||ARI (5-3)3||6||LV (5-3)7|
|7||LAR (5-3)||7||MIA (5-3)8|
|8||CHI (5-4)||8||CLE (5-3)9|
|9||SF (4-5)||9||IND (5-3)|
|10||MIN (3-5)4||10||DEN (3-5)10|
|11||DET (3-5)||11||NE (3-5)|
|12||ATL (3-6)5||12||CIN (2-5-1)|
|13||CAR (3-6)||13||LAC (2-6)11|
|14||WAS (2-6)||14||HOU (2-6)|
|15||DAL (2-7)6||15||JAX (1-7)|
|16||NYG (2-7)||16||NYJ (0-9)k|
k Team is knocked out of division title contention
1 NO wins the tiebreak over SEA/GB on conference record (5-1 vs 4-1/5-2).
2 SEA wins the tiebreak over GB on conference record (4-1 vs 5-2).
3 ARI wins the tiebreak over LAR on division record (2-0 vs 0-1).
4 MIN wins the tiebreak over DET on head-to-head (1-0).
5 ATL wins the tiebreak over CAR on division record (1-1 vs 1-3).
6 DAL wins the tiebreak over NYG on head-to-head (1-0).
7 LV wins 4-way tiebreak over MIA/CLE/IND on conference record (3-2 vs 2-2/3-3/2-3).
8 IND drops out of the tiebreak with MIA/CLE on conference record (2-3 vs 2-2/3-3). MIA wins the tiebreak over CLE on Strength of Victory (15-27 vs 13-26-2).
9 CLE wins the tiebreak over IND on head-to-head.
10 DEN wins the tiebreak over NE on head-to-head.
11 LAC wins the tiebreak over HOU on conference record (2-3 vs 2-4).
There are no scenarios of any kind for this week.
All seeds are still available to all teams, with the exception of NYJ. They can obtain any seed 5 or below, but due to being out of their division race, they cannot earn a top 4 seed.
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 from last week, last week’s seed is noted in parentheses.
Teams that control the 1 seed:
Teams that control the 2 seed:
Teams that control the 3 seed:
GB CHI NO ARI LAR
Teams that control the 4 seed:
PHI BUF TEN IND(3)
Teams that control the 5 seed:
Teams that control the 6 seed:
TB(3) MIA LV
Teams that control the 7 seed:
Teams that could win out and still miss the playoffs:
WAS(4) DAL NYG MIN DET CAR ATL SF(7)
NE NYJ CIN HOU JAX DEN LAC
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