NFL Playoff Scenarios 2017: Week 17 Picture and Latest Bracket Predictions

December 31, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

All 32 NFL teams are in action on a jam-packed Sunday of football, but only a handful of those teams are playing in games that will have any bearing on the upcoming playoffs.

Only two teams outside the current playoff picture can force their way into the postseason, but among the teams already guaranteed to play beyond Week 17, there is still plenty of opportunity to reshape the landscape. 

Here's how the playoff bracket stacks up heading into the final week of the regular season.
The AFC is relatively straightforward, with all six teams listed above guaranteed playoff berths. The NFC has a bit more intrigue. The Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are both on the outside looking in but are not yet eliminated from contention.

The Buccaneers need a win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 17 and a miracle string of results in order to make the postseason. According to ESPN.com, the Bucs will make the playoffs if they beat the Panthers, the ...

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