Which Teams Are in the NFL Playoffs 2020? Updated AFC, NFC Standings and Bracket after Week 11

The NFL season is 11 weeks of old, but the playoff picture remains as fluid as ever, with a number of franchises jostling for position.

The Pittsburgh Steelers remain the only undefeated team in the NFL and currently hold the No. 1 seed in the AFC, just ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs. A logjam looms behind them with four teams tied at 7-3.

The scenario is similar in the NFC, where the New Orleans Saints lead the conference with an 8-2 record and three other teams are 7-3.

Here's what the playoff bracket looks like after 11 weeks of the season.


Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0)

The only undefeated team left in the NFL, the Steelers tightened their grasp on the AFC North with a 27-3 blowout road win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Pittsburgh holds a one-game lead over the Kansas City Chiefs in the race for the AFC's solitary bye spot, but its six remaining games include matchups against their three divisional rivals and two games against 7-3 teams—on the road against the Buffalo Bills and at home to the Indianapolis Colts.

Kansas City Chiefs (9-1)

The Chiefs strengthened their grasp on the AFC West with a dramatic 35-31 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday Night Football, which improved their record to 9-1.

The big tests keep coming for Kansas City, who face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints all on the road in the next four weeks.

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on November 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Chiefs won 35-31. Chris Unger/Getty

Buffalo Bills (7-3)

The Bills' bye week could have hardly gone any better, with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots both losing. That leaves Buffalo at 7-3, with Miami at 6-4 and the Patriots all but out of the playoff race at 4-6.

One of four AFC teams with a 7-3 record, the Bills are currently third in the conference and face back-to-back games against team with a losing record before a potentially season-defining game at home against the Steelers in Week 14.

Indianapolis Colts (7-3)

A week on after taking control of the AFC South, the Colts laid down another major marker with a 34-31 win over the Green Bay Packers. Indianapolis holds the tie break over Tennessee based on head-to-head win percentage, but its schedule remains gruelling.

The Colts still faces four divisional matchups, with trips to Las Vegas and Pittsburgh in Week 14 and Week 16 sandwiched in between.

Tennessee Titans (7-3)

The Titans vaulted back into the playoff picture with a statement win in Baltimore to improve to 7-3, which currently gives them one of the three wild-card spots.

Tennessee's next two games could go a long way in defining its season, as the Titans face two of their fellow 7-3 teams, with a trip to Indianapolis followed by a home game against the Browns.

Cleveland Browns (7-3)

Cleveland's 17-season wait for a playoff spot could soon be coming to an end. The Browns improved to 7-3 with a 22-17 over the Philadelphia Eagles to overtake the Ravens in second place in the AFC North, which currently grants them a wild-card spot.

Three of Cleveland's remaining six games are against teams with a losing record, but the other three include a trip to Tennessee and home games against the Ravens and the Steelers.

Las Vegas Raiders (6-4)

Despite a narrow loss to the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football, the Raiders so far retain the final AFC playoff berth as they have a better win percentage in conference games than the Dolphins and the Ravens.

Significantly, Las Vegas faces a relatively easy schedule, with road games against the Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets and Broncos still to come along with home games against the Colts and Dolphins.


New Orleans Saints (8-2)

Even without Drew Brees, the Saints continue to march on. The 24-9 win over the Atlanta Falcons was New Orleans' seventh in a row and they 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.

Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints
Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates his touchdown run with teammates Michael Burton #32 and James Hurst #74 in the third quarter of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 22 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Chris Graythen/Getty

Seattle Seahawks (7-3)

The Seahawks snapped a two-game losing streak with a crucial win against the Arizona Cardinals, which propelled them back to the top of the NFC West. Seattle holds the tie break over Green Bay based on strength of victory and could further improve its record as it faces three NFC East teams with a combined 9-20-1 and the 0-10 New York Jets over the next four weeks.

Green Bay Packers (7-3)

The Packers remain comfortably top of the NFC North, but their quest for the NFC's solitary bye spot got more complicated following their 34-31 loss in Indianapolis.

The good news for Green Bay is that of their remaining six games just one is against a team with a record of .500 or better—in Week 15 against the Titans.

Philadelphia Eagles (3-6-1)

The Eagles' calamitous season continued with a loss in Cleveland on Sunday, yet Philadelphia somehow remained top of the dismal NFC East.

As the only division leader with a losing record, the Eagles' only chance of playing football in January is winning their division but their margin for error is wafer-thin, with their three divisional rivals all at 3-7.

Philadelphia still faces trips to Green Bay and Arizona, as well as a home game against New Orleans.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3)

The Bucs trail only the 8-2 Saints in the NFC South, to whom they have lost twice this season. Tampa Bay's matchup with the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football could go a long way towards shaping their season, particularly as the Bucs host the Chiefs the following week.

Los Angeles Rams (6-3)

The Rams could overtake the Cardinals and draw level with the Seahawks at the top of the NFC West with a win in Tampa Bay on Monday night. With four divisional matchups still to come, the Super Bowl LIII runners up are firmly in control of their destiny.

Arizona Cardinals (6-4)

The Cardinals' loss to the Seahawks was their first NFC West opponents this season and saw them slip all the way down to seventh in the NFC rankings. Arizona, however, could still reshape the divisional race as it faces the Rams twice in the next six weeks, while its remaining four games are against teams with a losing record.

More importantly, the Cardinals have a relatively comfortable buffer in the race for the playoffs, as their closest challenger for a wild-card spot are the 5-5 Chicago Bears.

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