The NFL playoffs standings into the Week 17 schedule have the AFC and NFC nearly set, as the Patriots and Panthers are close to clinching home field advantage in the postseason. There are still division titles and playoff seeds to get set in Week 17, as the AFC West, NFC North and AFC South winners have not yet been crowned.
The Patriots come into the weekend as the top seed in the AFC and they can clinch home field advantage with a win on Sunday. The Broncos are the second seed heading into the weekend ahead of the Bengals and Texans as the other division leaders. The wild card teams right now are the Chiefs and Jets, but Kansas City is still alive for the AFC West division title.
The NFC has the Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals as the top two seeds and the Panthers can clinch home field with a win. The Panthers lost for the first time last week against the Falcons and now the team has a one game lead over the Cardinals in the standings. The Cardinals lead the Packers, while the Redskins are the fourth seed and are locked into that spot. The Seahawks and Vikings are in wild card position, but the final seeds are not set yet.
The NFC North division title will be decided by the Packers and Vikings on Sunday night football and that game will determine the playoff matchups in the conference. The Redskins may end up playing the Seahawks or the Vikings depending on how things go and the final weekend will determine the matchups. The AFC South has the Texans leading and the Colts need a ton of things to go right to even have a chance at getting the title (plus they need to win and have the Texans lose).
The AFC West title has not been decided, but the Broncos can take it with a win on Sunday, while the Chiefs can get it if Denver loses and they win. The Broncos are in a position where they can take the number one seed, or end up as a wild card. The team can get the top seed in the AFC with a win and a Patriots loss on Sunday.