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2023-24 NFL Week 18 playoff scenarios and bracket: Packers, Bills, Steelers clinch berths – The Athletic

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday setting off some AFC playoff dominoes. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills clinched playoff spots with the Jags’ loss. This also gave the Houston Texans the AFC South title.

Plus, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers punched their ticket to the postseason capturing the NFC South crown with a sluggish win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. And the Green Bay Packers grabbed the last remaining NFC wild card berth by beating the Chicago Bears.

Below is a glimpse at all the scenarios for every team with playoff life remaining.

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  • Baltimore Ravens (13-4) — AFC North division title, No. 1 seed, first-round bye and home-field advantage
  • Kansas City Chiefs (11-6) — AFC West division title
  • Houston Texans (10-7) — AFC South division title
  • Cleveland Browns (11-6) — playoff berth
  • Miami Dolphins (11-5) — playoff berth
  • Buffalo Bills (10-6) — playoff berth
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (10-7) — playoff berth

Projected bracket

  1. Ravens
  2. Dolphins OR Bills
  3. Chiefs
  4. Texans
  5. Browns
  6. Bills, Dolphins OR Steelers
  7. Steelers OR Bills

Up for grabs

Buffalo Bills (10-6) at Miami (11-5); Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC​

Buffalo clinches AFC East division title with:

  1. Bills win

Miami Dolphins (11-5) vs. Buffalo (10-6); Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

Miami clinches AFC East division title with:

  1. Dolphins win or tie



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Bracket seedings

  1. 49ers
  2. Cowboys
  3. Lions
  4. Buccaneers
  5. Eagles
  6. Rams
  7. Packers



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