AFC
SEED
TEAM
DIVISIONRECORD
*West12-4-0
Denver is ahead of New England and Cincinnati based on head to head sweep (2-0).
zEast12-4-0
Denver is ahead of New England and Cincinnati based on head to head sweep (2-0). New England is ahead of Cincinnati based on common games record (4-1 to the Bengals' 2-3).
yNorth12-4-0
Denver is ahead of New England and Cincinnati based on head to head sweep (2-0). New England is ahead of Cincinnati based on common games record (4-1 to the Bengals' 2-3).
ySouth9-7-0
xWest11-5-0
xNorth10-6-0
Pittsburgh is ahead of the N.Y. Jets based on common games record (4-1 to the Jets' 3-2).
ELIMINATED
7East10-6-0
8East8-8-0
9South8-8-0
10West7-9-0
11East6-10-0
12South5-11-0
13North5-11-0
14West4-12-0
15North3-13-0
16South3-13-0
NFC
SEED
TEAM
DIVISIONRECORD
*South15-1-0
zWest13-3-0
yNorth11-5-0
yEast9-7-0
xNorth10-6-0
Green Bay is ahead of Seattle based on head to head (1-0).
xWest10-6-0
Green Bay is ahead of Seattle based on head to head (1-0).
ELIMINATED
7South8-8-0
8West7-9-0
9North7-9-0
10East7-9-0
11South7-9-0
12East6-10-0
13North6-10-0
14South6-10-0
15West5-11-0
16East4-12-0
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.