2018 NFL Playoff Picture
It’s about time we got to the 2018 NFL Playoff Picture. 12 teams will make it, but one will win.
The three best teams after Week 11 in the NFL are the Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, and New Orleans Saints. Odds are that one of them will win Super Bowl LIII. If it’s not them, it is probably the New England Patriots because they are in the Super Bowl every other year. It does not matter that this is not their best team, and that Father Time may have caught up with Tom Brady.
From first seed to sixth seed, we track the bracket weekly. The website is called “The Bracket Yard” so this should come as little surprise. The most recent updates are at the top.
2018 NFL Playoff Picture last updated December 10, 2018
2018 NFL Playoff Picture: Week 15
The sole change in the twelve playoff seeds for this week was Los Angeles (Rams) dropping to the number two seed after an abysmal performance in Chicago. New Orleans elevated to the number one seed in the NFC.
Playoff clinching scenarios for Week 15 to follow.
2018 NFL Playoff Picture: Week 14
Welcome the Seattle Seahawks to the correct site of the bracket this week, while the Washington Redskins are displaced following their loss.
Week 14 AFC Clinching Scenarios
KC (10-2) clinch playoff berth with: (1) a win or tie.
NE (9-3) clinch AFC East with: (1) a win or tie.
Week 14 NFC Clinching Scenarios
LAR (11-1) are the NFC West champions. They clinch a first-round bye with: (1) a win.
NO (10-2) clinch NFC South with: (1) a win or tie; (2) a CAR loss or tie.
NO (10-2) clinch playoff berth with: (1) a MIN loss, a PHI loss or tie, and a WSH loss or tie.
2018 NFL Playoff Picture: Week 13
Week 13 Clinching Scenarios
LAR (10-1) clinch NFC West with: (1) a win; or (2) a SEA loss; or (3) a tie and a SEA tie.
LAR (10-1) clinch playoff berth with: (1) a tie, WAS loss, and MIN loss/tie; or (2) a tie, WAS loss, and CAR loss; or (3) a tie, DAL loss, and MIN loss/tie; or (4) a tie, DAL loss, and CAR loss; or (5) a tie, CAR loss, and MIN loss/tie.
NO (10-1) clinch NFC South with: (1) a win and CAR loss/tie; or (2) a tie and CAR loss.
NO (10-1) clinch playoff berth with: (1) a win; or (2) a tie, SEA loss, and WAS loss; or (3) a tie, MIN loss, and WAS loss; or (4) a tie, MIN tie, SEA tie, and WAS loss.
2018 NFL Playoff Picture: Week 12
Individual Team Outlooks — How Strong Are Their Chances?
Very Strong: Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints
Strong: Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Chargers, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers
Decent: Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins
Could Be Better: Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles
Help Us: Everyone else