NFL Playoffs 2017: Wild-Card Format, Updated Bracket and Known Schedule

December 31, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There are a handful of knowns heading into Week 17, the last of the 2016 NFL regular season.
The AFC North champion Pittsburgh Steelers are locked into the No. 3 seed. The Houston Texans, AFC South champs, are the No. 4 seed. The New England Patriots will finish with a bye, but they're playing for home-field advantage.
The Dallas Cowboys, on the other hand, have clinched a first-round bye with the top record in the NFC. The road to the Super Bowl runs through AT&T Stadium.
The only other team concrete in its playoff position is the only one to beat the 'Boys this season: the New York Giants. Big Blue is the No. 5 seed regardless of its matchup with the fellow NFC East foe Washington Redskins.
Now, let's talk unknowns.
Current Bracket
Note: This is going into Week 17. This bracket is likely to change after the conclusion of the regular season.
AFC Who needs what to happen?
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