AFC
SEED
TEAM
DIVISIONRECORD
*West12-4-0
Kansas City is ahead of the L.A. Chargers in the AFC West based on division record (5-1 to the Chargers' 4-2).
zEast11-5-0
New England is ahead of Houston based on head to head (1-0).
ySouth11-5-0
New England is ahead of Houston based on head to head (1-0).
yNorth10-6-0
xWest12-4-0
Kansas City is ahead of the L.A. Chargers in the AFC West based on division record (5-1 to the Chargers' 4-2).
xSouth10-6-0
ELIMINATED
7North9-6-1
8South9-7-0
9North7-8-1
10East7-9-0
11West6-10-0
12North6-10-0
13East6-10-0
14South5-11-0
15East4-12-0
16West4-12-0
NFC
SEED
TEAM
DIVISIONRECORD
*South13-3-0
New Orleans is ahead of the Los Angeles Rams based on head to head (1-0).
zWest13-3-0
New Orleans is ahead of the Los Angeles Rams based on head to head (1-0).
yNorth12-4-0
yEast10-6-0
xWest10-6-0
xEast9-7-0
ELIMINATED
7North8-7-1
8South7-9-0
9East7-9-0
10South7-9-0
11North6-9-1
12North6-10-0
13East5-11-0
14South5-11-0
15West4-12-0
16West3-13-0
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.