Which Teams Are in the NFL Playoffs 2020? Updated AFC, NFC Standings and Bracket after Week 10

The first 10 weeks of the NFL season are in the history books and a clearer picture of which teams could make the NFL playoffs is beginning to emerge. The Pittsburgh Steelers remain the only undefeated team in the NFL and currently hold the No. 1 seed in the AFC, while the race for the top spot in the NFC is more crowded, with the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints both at 7-2.

Meanwhile, three of four NFC West teams currently hold a postseason berth.

Here's what the playoff bracket looks like after 10 weeks of the season.


Pittsburgh Steelers (9-0)

The only undefeated team left in the NFL, the Steelers tightened their grasp on the AFC North with a 36-10 win over division rivals Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon. The Steelers currently hold a one-game lead over the Kansas City Chiefs in the race to the AFC's solitary bye and home field advantage, but their remaining six games are tricky. Pittsburgh still has three matchups against its divisional rivals on the slate, as well as a trip to Buffalo to face the 7-3 Bills and a home game against the 6-3 Indianapolis Colts to come.

Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers
Chase Claypool #11 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates an 11-yard touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals with Ben Roethlisberger #7 during the game at Heinz Field on November 15 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Justin K. Aller/Getty

Kansas City Chiefs (8-1)

The Chiefs have the second-best record in the AFC but face a very difficult schedule when they return from their Week 10 bye. All four of the reigning Super Bowl champions' remaining road games are against teams with a winning record, starting with back-to-back trips to Las Vegas and Tampa Bay. On the other hand, it's difficult to see the Chiefs fail to win any of their remaining home games against the Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Chargers.

Buffalo Bills (7-3)

The Bills slipped to 7-3 following a dramatic loss in the final seconds against Arizona on Sunday but remain top of the AFC East with a half-a-game margin over the Miami Dolphins and a 2.5-game lead over the New England Patriots.

Buffalo hosts the Dolphins in Week 17 and travels to New England a week earlier, but the game that could define the Bills' postseason aspirations comes in Week 14 when they host the Steelers.

Indianapolis Colts (6-3)

The Colts took control of the AFC South after defeating the Tennessee Titans on the road on Thursday Night Football, but their remaining schedule is gruelling. Indianapolis hosts the 7-2 Green Bay Packers next week and still faces four divisional matchups, with trips to Las Vegas and Pittsburgh in Week 14 and Week 16 sandwiched in between.

Las Vegas Raiders (6-3)

The Raiders have gone about their business quietly but their win against the Denver Broncos on Sunday was the third in a row and put them firmly in playoffs contention. At 6-3, Las Vegas has the same record as the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans, but its 4-2 conference record is better than any of the other four teams. Following a game against the Chiefs next Sunday, the Raiders schedule is relatively favorable, with road games against the Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets and Broncos still to come.

Miami Dolphins (6-3)

The Dolphins' win against the Chargers on Sunday was their fifth in a row and improved their conference record to 3-2, which currently edges out Baltimore, Cleveland and Tennessee, who all have a 4-3 conference record.

Miami, however, faces a potentially tricky end to the season, with home games against the Chiefs and the Patriots ahed of road trips to Las Vegas and Buffalo in the last two weeks of the season.

Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

With their Sunday Night Football loss to the New England Patriots, the Ravens have already lost more games through 10 weeks of the season than they did in the whole of last year, when they finished with an NFL-best 14-2.

Baltimore currently holds the final wildcard spot in the AFC and has to play all its divisional rivals, as well as the Titans before the end of the season.


Green Bay Packers (7-2)

The Packers tightened their stranglehold on the NFC North with a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday and hold the tiebreaker over the New Orleans Saints in the race for the NFC's only bye by virtue of defeating the Saints earlier this season.

New Orleans Saints (7-2)

The Saints improved to 7-2 after defeating the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, their sixth consecutive win. The Saints have a relatively easy schedule over the final six weeks of the season, when they face five teams with a losing record and host the Chiefs.

Arizona Cardinals (6-3)

The Cardinals moved to the top of the NFC West on Sunday, following a dramatic 32-30 win over the Buffalo Bills courtesy of DeAndre Hopkins' stunning catch with two seconds left. Arizona is now 6-3, the same record as divisional record Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks, but has a 3-0 against its divisional opponents, the best record in the NFC West. The Cardinals face the Seahawks and Rams over the next three weeks, either side of a trip to New England.

Philadelphia Eagles (3-5-1)

Despite a road loss against the New York Giants on Sunday, the Eagles somehow remained top of the dismal NFC East. As the only division leader with a losing record, Philadelphia's only chance of playing football in January is winning its division, but the Eagles face a difficult remaining schedule which includes trips to Green Bay and Arizona, as well as a home game against New Orleans.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3)

The Bucs got back to winning ways with a 46-23 rout of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and trail only the 7-2 Saints in the NFC South, to whom they have lost twice this season. Tampa Bay faces back-to-back home games against the Rams and the Chiefs over the next two weeks, before facing four teams with losing records in the remaining four games of the regular season.

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates after a 98-yard touchdown run by Ronald Jones II #27 during their NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Grant Halverson/Getty

Los Angeles Rams (6-3)

The Rams overtook the Seahawks in second place in the NFC West with a 23-16 win on Sunday. Along with the Cardinals, the duo are both 6-3, but while Arizona is 3-0 against divisional opponents, the Rams are 1-1. Los Angeles, however, still has four games against divisional rivals and a matchup against NFC opponents Tampa Bay left over the final seven weeks of the season.

Seattle Seahawks (6-3)

The third NFC West team with a 6-3 record, the Seahawks are holding the final wildcard beth in the NFC. Seattle is 1-2 against divisional opponents, but hasn't lost to NFC teams outside of its division and five of its seven remaining games are against teams with a losing record.