2022 NFL playoff picture, updates Week 17: Steve Kornacki breaks down odds and standings for AFC, NFC postseason teams

2022 NFL playoff picture, updates Week 17: Steve Kornacki breaks down odds and standings for AFC, NFC postseason teams

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It’s the penultimate week of the 2022 NFL regular season and several playoff berths are already locked up, including for the Bills, Chiefs, Eagles and Vikings. But there’s also plenty we still don’t know and lots of action still to come in Week 17 and Week 18. Who will emerge with the top seeds in the AFC and NFC? Who will secure the crowded wild card spots in the seven-team playoff picture on both sides of the equation?

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Great news: Esteemed political analyst Steve Kornacki is back on Football Night in America to tackle all the matchups, probabilities and odds for the games that matter in the 2022 playoff picture. Tune in at 7pm ET on NBC and Peacock before the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens to get Kornacki’s breakdown on all things postseason, from the state of the NFC South to the fight for the final playoff spots in the AFC.

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Follow along below for live updates throughout Sunday, as well as insights and takeaways from Kornacki and the Football Night in America crew starting tonight at 7pm ET before Sunday Night Football.

Giants clinch first playoff berth since 2016

With a 38-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, Brian Daboll, Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants clinched a playoff spot for 2022, their first since the 2016 season. Jones had four total touchdowns on the day (2 pass, 2 rush) and at 9-6-1, the G-men are headed to the postseason.

The New York Giants are heading to the playoffs for the first time since 2016!#TogetherBlue pic.twitter.com/sQeG1DC9M0

— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 1, 2023

PFT Recap: Giants lock down playoff berth with 38-10 win

Lions defeat Bears to remain in NFC Wild Card hunt

It was a dominant showing for the Lions over their divisional rival Bears on Sunday, with Jared Goff and co. walking away with a 41-10 victory and an 8-8 record. Detroit can still snag an NFC Wild Card spot with a win over Green Bay in Week 18 and a loss by Seattle in one of their final two games (against the Jets and Rams).

PFT Recap: Lions dominate Bears, keep playoff hopes alive

Patriots win over Dolphins means they can clinch playoff spot with Week 18 win vs Bills

A narrow 23-21 win for New England over Miami moves the Patriots into the seven seed and sets up a key showdown with the Buffalo Bills in Week 18. The loss was the fifth straight for the Dolphins after starting the season 8-3. The Patriots win also keeps the hope alive for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who take on the Baltimore Ravens tonight on Sunday Night Football.

PFT Recap: Patriots move to 8-8, keep playoff hopes alive with 23-21 win over Dolphins

Saints upset Eagles, Philly misses chance to clinch No. 1 seed

Struggling with the continued absence of quarterback Jalen Hurts, the Eagles dropped their second straight, falling 20-10 to Andy Dalton and the New Orleans Saints. At 13-3, the Eagles still haven’t locked down the top seed in the NFC and the NFC East title (they’ll face the Giants Week 18). Meanwhile for the Saints, the upset victory keeps their playoff hopes alive, but they’ll need a lot of help to secure a spot.

PFT Recap: Eagles lose to Saints 20-10, leave top seed in NFC up for grabs

2022-23 NFL Playoff Picture, Standings – Week 17

AFC Playoff Picture 2022-23 Kansas City (13-3) Buffalo Bills (12-3)x Cincinnati Bengals (11-4)x Jacksonville Jaguars (8-8) Baltimore Ravens (10-5)x Los Angeles Chargers (9-6)x New England Patriots (8-8) Miami Dolphins (8-8) New York Jets (7-8) Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) Tennessee Titans (7-9) Cleveland Browns (7-9)

2022 NFL Playoff Picture Week 17: Standings, clinching scenarios ahead of Steelers vs Ravens on SNF

NFC Playoff Picture 2022-23 Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)x Minnesota Vikings (12-3)x San Francisco 49ers (11-4)x Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-8)x Dallas Cowboys (12-4)x New York Giants (9-6-1)x Detroit Lions (8-8) Washington Commanders (7-8-1) Green Bay Packers (7-8) Seattle Seahawks (7-8) New Orleans Saints (7-9)

X – Clinched playoff berth

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