The National Football League has reached Week 18 of the season. The playoff picture is still clear as mud, and things will change between now and the end of the night on Sunday. Let’s take a look at the updated NFL Playoff Picture, and see who is in and who is out as we start Week 18 action:
Let’s take a look at the updated playoff betting picture, and tell you who is in and who is out, as we start Week 18 action on Saturday:
Updated 2023 NFL Playoff Picture: Who’s In; Who’s Out starting Week 18 action | MyBookie Playoff Betting Preview
2023 NFL Season | 104th season of the National Football League
Week 18: Thursday, January 6th – Sunday, January 7th, 2024
AFC: Who’s In
1. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens are the top seed in the AFC. Regardless of how they do in Week 18, they will sit out the first week of the postseason, and have a chance to host two postseason games before the Super Bowl.
2. Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins are in regardless. The difference comes in with their Week 18 affair at home against Buffalo. A loss and the Dolphins would fall to the 6 seed, which would likely be a trip to Kansas City. A win, and they are the 2 seed, and host next week.
3. Kansas City Chiefs
The defending AFC Champions are in. Kansas City, cannot move in their postseason spot. They are going to be the 3rd seed, and host whoever climbs in at 6.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
5. Cleveland Browns
The Browns are locked into the fifth seed regardless of their game against Cincinnati this week. Cleveland will head to either Jacksonville, Houston or even Indianapolis.
6. Buffalo Bills
The Bills are not quite in yet. A win over the Dolphins, and the Bills are not only in, but AFC East Champions, and the 2nd seed in the postseason. A loss, and they could potentially fall out. If Pittsburgh and Jacksonville wins and Buffalo loses, they would be out.
7. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts need a win over Houston to seal their spot in the postseason. A win and a Jaguars loss would push them to the 4th seed. A win and a Jaguars win, and the Colts remain at 7.
AFC: Who is Out
8. Houston Texans
The Texans play the Colts, and let’s make it simple. The winner goes to the postseason.
9. Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh first needs to beat the Ravens in Week 18. If they do, they will still need some help.
10. Denver Broncos
11. Cincinnati Bengals
12. Las Vegas Raiders
13. New York Jets
14. Tennessee Titans
15. Los Angeles Chargers
16. New England Patriots
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NFC: Who’s In
1. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers have the top seed in the NFC. Regardless of how they do in their game against the Rams. San Francisco will take the weekend off, and then host potentially two home games before the Super Bowl.
2. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys will need to beat the Commanders to wrap up the NFC East, and keep the 2nd seed. A loss would drop them to five and a road game in the first round of the postseason.
3. Detroit Lions
The Lions appear to be locked into the third seed. There is a chance they could move to 2, but they look like they will be 3. Detroit has Minnesota in Week 18 with a chance to finish the regular season with 12 wins.
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
At 8-8, the Buccaneers need a win over the worst team in the National Football League to get into the postseason. Tampa Bay can win the NFC South with their 9th win. A loss, and they will miss the postseason.
5. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles will need a win over the Giants, and Cowboys loss to move up. A loss does nothing to their postseason picture. A trip to the NFC South winner looks to be in their future.
6. Los Angeles Rams
The Rams are going to the postseason. Los Angeles will be either the 6 seed or 7 seed. They will take on either the Cowboys, Eagles or Lions. A win over San Francisco locks them into 6. A loss could drop them to 7th, but not sure Sean McVay has a preference one way or the other.
7. Green Bay Packers
At 8-8, they are one of four teams with that record. With Tampa Bay getting the NFC South, the Packers are ahead of the Seahawks and Saints via tiebreaker. Sure, a win and they get in. They will have to beat the pesky Bears at home.
NFC: Who is Out
8. Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks, after losing to Pittsburgh, now need help. Seattle must win over Arizona and ask for a Bears win over the Packers.
9. New Orleans Saints
New Orleans is going to have to beat Atlanta, and hope for a Carolina win over Tampa Bay to get in. A third option would be a win, and a Packers and Seahawks loss. The Saints are in trouble.
10. Minnesota Vikings
11. Chicago Bears
12. Atlanta Falcons
13. New York Giants
14. Washington Commanders
15. Arizona Cardinals
16. Carolina Panthers
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There you have it. Those are the teams that are in the postseason and out of the postseason as we start Week 18 action. Best of luck and enjoy the postseason!
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