The NFL playoffs standings have the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers as the top seeds in the AFC and NFC heading into Week 13 of the season. The wild card races in both conferences are close and heading into the weekend schedule the Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks are in position.
CHECK HERE for score updates and results from Week 13. UPDATE: The Panthers have won over the Saints to stay undefeated and the team also clinched a playoff spot this weekend. Check here for the UPDATED Wild Card and playoff standings in the AFC and NFC.
The AFC playoff picture has the Patriots as the top seed, while the Bengals, Broncos and Colts are the division leaders. The Chiefs and Texans are in wild card position, while the Jets, Steelers, Raiders and Bills are trying to stay close in the race. The NFC playoff picture has the Panthers, Cardinals, Vikings and Redskins as division leaders, while the Seattle Seahawks and Falcons are the wild card teams heading into Week 13. The Falcons, Buccaneers, Giants and Bears are trying to stay in contention this weekend.
The Patriots basically have the AFC East locked up and they can clinch the division this week depending on how the results go. The team is 10-1 and leading the New York Jets at 6-5. Buffalo Bills at 5-6 and the Miami Dolphins at 4-7. The AFC North has the Cincinnati Bengals in the lead and they can clinch a playoff spot this week, while the Steelers, Ravens and Browns are next in the divisional standings.
The AFC South race is far from over, as the Colts are leading the Texans for now, but both teams have 6-5 records and will play again this season. The Jaguars and Titans are next in the standings and Tennessee is battling with the Browns for the top overall draft pick this season. The AFC West has the Denver Broncos leading the Chiefs, who have been the hottest team in football lately, while the Raiders and Chargers are next in the standings.
The NFC East has the Redskins leading the Giants at 5-6 and they hold the tie break with a better divisional record, while the Eagles and Cowboys are next in the standings. The Minnesota Vikings are leading the NFC North for the moment at 8-3, while the Packers won with an amazing Hail Mary play on Thursday night to improve to 8-4. The Bears and Lions are next in the division standings.
The NFC South has the Carolina Panthers leading the Atlanta Falcons at 11-0, while the Buccaneers and Saints are next. The Bucs and Falcons play this weekend and the Panthers will face the Saints. The Cardinals are leading the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West, while the Rams and 49ers are next in the division.