After a wild week 17, there isn’t much drama left for the final week of the 2021 NFL season, and that’s because 11 of the NFL’s 14 playoff berths have now been achieved.
In fact, there can certainly still be some play and that’s because despite the fact that there are only three available playoff spots, there are still hundreds of seeding possibilities. in fact, there There are 256 seeding scenarios in the AFC alone.,
So who’s going to get those last three spots and how will the final playoff seeding move up? That’s where our guesses come in. Right now, the Packers are the only team that knows which seed they’ll be in the playoffs, and that’s because they took the NFC top seed on Sunday.
Every second seed is ready to be grabbed. To help you figure out how it’s all going to go, we’re going to project the 14 playoff teams with their seedings. These estimates are based on data from number-cruncher Stephen Oh of SportsLine.com. Oh plugged some numbers into his SportsLine computer and simulated Week 18 over 10,000 times, and using those numbers, we estimated the entire playoff field.
With that in mind, let’s move on to this week’s playoff projections. In fact, before we do that, here’s a mock draft you’ll want to read if your favorite team is already out of the playoffs.
For everyone else, let’s move on to the projection.
pay attention: Remember, this is a projection based on how we think the rest of the regular season will play out. If you want to see the current playoff standings, be sure to click here. For an analysis of the current playoff picture, be sure to click here. SportsLine simulates every game leading up to the playoffs 10,000 times, and you can see the model’s choice directly above and against the spread here.
AFC Playoff Projection
Here is a list of playoff chances for all other AFC teams (their percentage chances of making the playoffs are listed in parentheses next to them): Raiders (49.6%), Steelers (6.6%), Ravens (2.4%), Dolphins (eliminated), Browns ((eliminated), Broncos (eliminated), Jaguars (eliminated), Jets (eliminated), Texans (eliminated).
NFC playoff projection
Here is a list of playoff chances for all other NFC teams (their percentage chances of getting into the playoffs are listed in parentheses next to them): Saints (36.5%), Vikings (eliminated), Washington (eliminated), Falcons (eliminated), Seahawks (eliminated), Giants (eliminated), Panthers (eliminated), Bears (eliminated), Lions (eliminated).
wild card round projection
(7) Chargers (2) Chiefs
(6) Colts (3) Biles
(5) Patriots (4) Bengals
(7) Eagles (2) Ramso
(6) 49ers on (3) Buccaneers
(5) Cardinals (4) Cowboys