NFL
X
AFC
SEED
TEAM
DIVISIONRECORD
*East12-4-0
New England is ahead of Denver based on head to head (1-0).
zWest12-4-0
New England is ahead of Denver based on head to head (1-0).
yNorth11-5-0
Pittsburgh is ahead of Indianapolis based on head to head (1-0).
ySouth11-5-0
Pittsburgh is ahead of Indianapolis based on head to head (1-0).
xNorth10-5-1
xNorth10-6-0
ELIMINATED
7South9-7-0
8West9-7-0
9West9-7-0
10East9-7-0
11East8-8-0
12North7-9-0
13East4-12-0
14South3-13-0
15West3-13-0
16South2-14-0
NFC
SEED
TEAM
DIVISIONRECORD
*West12-4-0
Seattle is ahead of Green Bay and Dallas based on conference record (10-2 to the Packers' 9-3 and the Cowboys' 8-4).
zNorth12-4-0
Seattle is ahead of Green Bay and Dallas based on conference record (10-2 to the Packers' 9-3 and the Cowboys' 8-4). Green Bay is ahead of Dallas based on conference record (9-3 to the Cowboys' 8-4).
yEast12-4-0
Seattle is ahead of Green Bay and Dallas based on conference record (10-2 to the Packers' 9-3 and the Cowboys' 8-4). Green Bay is ahead of Dallas based on conference record (9-3 to the Cowboys' 8-4).
ySouth7-8-1
xWest11-5-0
Arizona is ahead of Detroit based on head to head (1-0).
xNorth11-5-0
Arizona is ahead of Detroit based on head to head (1-0).
ELIMINATED
7East10-6-0
8West8-8-0
9South7-9-0
10North7-9-0
11East6-10-0
12South6-10-0
13West6-10-0
14North5-11-0
15East4-12-0
16South2-14-0
x-clinched playoff berth
y-denotes division winner
z-denotes first-round bye
*-clinched home-field advantage

During the regular season, the seeds reflect how the playoffs would stand if the season ended up to that point. The NFL playoffs are not based on a pure bracket system. In the divisional playoffs, the No. 1 seed is assured of playing the lowest-seeded Wild Card survivor. There are no restrictions on intra-division games and the higher seed of any matchup will have home-field advantage.