NFL Week 18 2023-24 playoff scenarios and table: Packers, Bills and Steelers secure their spots | ET REALITY


The Jacksonville Jaguars lost to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, setting off some AFC playoff dominoes. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills clinched their playoff spots with the Jags’ loss. This also gave the Houston Texans the AFC South title.

And then the Bills won the AFC East title by beating the Miami Dolphins on Sunday night.


Additionally, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers punched their ticket to the postseason by capturing the NFC South crown with a slow win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. And the Green Bay Packers clinched the last remaining NFC wild card by beating the Chicago Bears.

Below are all the scenarios for each team that has life left in the playoffs.

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  • Baltimore Ravens (13-4) — AFC North division title, first place, first-round bye and home-field advantage
  • Buffalo Bills (11-6) — AFC East division title
  • Kansas City Chiefs (11-6) — AFC West division title
  • Houston Texans (10-7) — AFC South division title
  • Cleveland Browns (11-6) – playoff spot
  • Miami Dolphins (11-6) – playoff spot
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (10-7) – playoff spot

Sowing in brackets

  1. crows
  2. Bills
  3. bosses
  4. jeans
  5. brown
  6. dolphins
  7. steelmakers
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  • San Francisco 49ers (12-4) — NFC West division title, first place, first-round bye and home-field advantage
  • Dallas Cowboys (12-5) — NFC East division title
  • Detroit Lions (12-5) — NFC North division title
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-8) — NFC South division title
  • Philadelphia Eagles (11-6) – playoff spot
  • Los Angeles Rams (10-7) – playoff spot
  • Green Bay Packers (9-8) – playoff spot
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The Bears couldn’t stop Jordan Love and didn’t have the quarterback who could beat him

Sowing in brackets

  1. 49ers
  2. Cowboys
  3. lions
  4. buccaneers
  5. Eagles
  6. rams
  7. packers
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Required reading

  • NFL Week 18 playoff standings and projections: Which teams have the best chance of making the postseason?
  • Russini: What I’m hearing about the NFL coaching carousel entering Week 18
  • NFL Power Rankings Week 18: Browns and Packers rise, plus a lesson from each team

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