NFL Playoffs 2017: Projecting AFC, NFC Brackets Before Final Games

January 1, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL fans have waited until 2017 to uncover the postseason's opening-round matchups.
A few puzzle pieces are complete. Any NFC team planning on knocking off the Dallas Cowboys must do so inside Jerry World. The New York Giants, the only team to beat them this season, can't finalize their traveling plans despite clinching the No. 5 seed.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans will host AFC Wild Card Round showdowns, and the Miami Dolphins likely have flights booked to both locales. Beyond that, there are plenty of variables to juggle with one playoff spot, two divisions and two first-round byes up for grabs.
Want to find out each conference's full playoff bracket and prepare for the first-round slate? Well, you'll have to wait until late Sunday night. 
Not patient enough to think of anything beyond football as the calendar changes to 2017? Let's project the final standings, which will provide predicted wild-card matchups.

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