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NFL Playoff Picture 2023: Updated AFC and NFC Standings, Clinching Scenarios for Week 13

The Packers are now in playoff position, with Sunday night’s win over the Chiefs moving Green Bay’s record to 6-6 and giving them the seventh and final playoff spot in the NFC.

The loss also knocked the Chiefs down to the fourth spot in the AFC playoff race.

Here’s how the NFC and AFC playoff pictures look heading into Monday night of Week 13:

NFC Playoff Picture

1. Eagles (10-2): Still atop the conference despite their loss to the 49ers.

2. 49ers (9-3): Big win Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia.

3. Lions (9-3): Held on for a big win over the Saints.

4. Falcons (6-6): A one-game lead in the NFC South.

5. Cowboys (9-3): The clear leaders in the wild card race, but catching the Eagles in the NFC East will be a tall order.

6. Vikings (6-6): Win head-to-head tiebreaker over Packers, and conference tiebreaker over Rams based on NFC record.

7. Packers (6-6): Beat the Rams head-to-head.

8. Rams (6-6): Own the tiebreaker over the Seahawks based on head-to-head.

9. Seahawks (6-6): Thursday’s loss to the Cowboys was a big one in the wild card race.

10. Buccaneers (5-7): Own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Saints.

11. Saints (5-7): Sunday’s loss to the Lions was costly.

12. Giants (4-8): Going nowhere after last year’s promising first season under Brian Daboll.

13. Bears (4-8): Starting to play well but too little, too late.

14. Commanders (4-9): Looking at an offseason rebuild.

15. Cardinals (3-10): Looking at the 2024 NFL draft.

16. Panthers (1-11): May give the Bears the first overall pick.

AFC Playoff Picture

1. Dolphins (9-3): Own the AFC record tiebreaker over the Ravens.

2. Ravens (9-3): Commanding lead in the NFC North.

3. Jaguars (8-3): Face the Bengals on Monday night.

4. Chiefs (8-4): Sunday night’s loss to the Packers hurt.


5. Steelers (7-5): Own tiebreaker over Colts based on common games and tiebreaker over Browns based on division games.

6. Browns (7-5): Own head-to-head tiebreaker over Colts.

7. Colts (7-5): Indianapolis has the head-to-head tiebreaker over Houston.

8. Texans (7-5): Got the win they needed over the Broncos.

9. Broncos (6-6): Own the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Bills.

10. Bills (6-6): They’re one of the seven best teams in the conference, but that doesn’t mean they’ll make the playoffs.

11. Bengals (5-6): Joe Burrow’s injury likely killed their chances.

12. Chargers (5-7): Have the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Raiders..

13. Raiders (5-7): Antonio Pierce will try to have them playing hard down the stretch.

14. Jets (4-8): Aaron Rodgers is returning to practice, but it’s hard to see them being in contention by the time he’s ready to play.

15. Titans (4-8): May be too little, too late for a late-season rally to get them into the playoffs.

16. Patriots (2-10): The worst team in the conference.

Week 13 Clinching Scenarios

Philadelphia was the only team with a clinching scenario in Week 13, and failed to clinch a playoff berth.