AFC
SEED
TEAM
DIVISIONRECORD
*East14-2-0
zWest12-4-0
Kansas City is the AFC West champion over Oakland based on head to head (2-0).
yNorth11-5-0
ySouth9-7-0
Houston is the AFC South champion over Tennessee based on division record (5-1 to the Titans' 2-4).
xWest12-4-0
Kansas City is the AFC West champion over Oakland based on head to head (2-0).
xEast10-6-0
ELIMINATED
7South9-7-0
8West9-7-0
9North8-8-0
10South8-8-0
11East7-9-0
12North6-9-1
13East5-11-0
14West5-11-0
15South3-13-0
16North1-15-0
NFC
SEED
TEAM
DIVISIONRECORD
*East13-3-0
zSouth11-5-0
yWest10-5-1
yNorth10-6-0
xEast11-5-0
xNorth9-7-0
Detroit is ahead of Tampa Bay based on common games (3-2 to the Buccaneers' 2-3).
ELIMINATED
7South9-7-0
8East8-7-1
9North8-8-0
10West7-8-1
11South7-9-0
12East7-9-0
13South6-10-0
14West4-12-0
15North3-13-0
16West2-14-0
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.