2021 NFL playoff picture, standings: Raiders avoid tie and beat Chargers in overtime; Steelers in as a result

The longest season in NFL history ended with the wackiest and craziest game in Week 18 history. The Las Vegas Raiders took out the Los Angeles Chargers with one goal on the field in overtime that sent the Raiders to the playoffs – avoiding the dreaded tie that would have been terrible for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as Pittsburgh would have missed the playoffs if the Chargers and Raiders tied on Sunday night.

The San Francisco 49ers nabbed a playoff berth with an overtime victory over the Los Angeles Rams, knocking out the New Orleans Saints (who won their game to put pressure on the 49ers). The Rams won NFC West with the loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Below, you can find a breakdown of the final standings conference, how each club performed in Week 18, their playoff game, and their draft pick (for teams eliminated from the playoffs). .

AFC

z-Titans

12

5

0

.706

5-1

8-4

y-Chefs

12

5

0

.706

5-1

7-5

y-bills

11

6

0

.647

5-1

7-5

y-Bengales

ten

seven

0

.588

4-2

8-4

X-Raiders

ten

seven

0

.588

3-3

8-4

x-patriots

ten

seven

0

.588

3-3

8-4

x-Steelers

9

seven

1

.559

4-2

7-5

e-Colt

9

8

0

.529

3-3

7-5

e-Dolphins

9

8

0

.529

4-2

6-6

e-Chargers

9

8

0

.529

3-3

6-6

e-Browns

8

9

0

.471

3-3

5-7

e-Ravens

8

9

0

.471

1-5

5-7

e-Broncos

seven

ten

0

.412

1-5

3-9

e-Jets

4

13

0

.235

0-6

4-8

e-Texans

4

13

0

.235

3-3

4-8

e-Jaguars

3

14

0

.176

1-5

3-9

place for the x-clinched playoffs
division title won
home field advantage
e-eliminated from the playoffs

What there is to know: The Titans clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC with their victory over the Texans in Week 18. They have home court advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

What there is to know: The Chiefs will be the number 2 seed in the conference after the Titans beat the Texans on Sunday. The Titans owned the one-on-one tiebreaker, which is why they got the spot. Kansas City will face Pittsburgh in the wildcard round.

What there is to know: The Bills won the AFC East and will be the No. 3 seed in the playoffs. They will play the patriots in the joker trick.

What there is to know: The Bengals won the AFC North. Cincinnati will be the AFC’s No.4 seed and host Las Vegas in the wild card tour.

Las Vegas Adventurers

What there is to know: The Raiders nabbed a playoff berth with a victory over the Chargers on Sunday night. Vegas will travel to Cincinnati in the wild card tour.

What there is to know: The Patriots clinched a playoff berth and will be the No. 6 seed, traveling to Buffalo in the wild card round.

Pittsburgh Steelers

What to do to know: The Steelers nabbed a playoff berth with the Chargers falling to the Raiders on Sunday night. Pittsburgh travels to Kansas City in the wildcard ride.

Indianapolis Colts

What there is to know: The Colts were eliminated from the playoffs with their loss to the Jaguars and the Steelers victory over the Ravens. Their choice in the draft (16th overall) goes to the Eagles.

Miami dolphins

What there is to know: The Dolphins are eliminated from the playoffs and their first-round pick goes to the Eagles in the 2022 NFL Draft (No. 15 overall).

Los Angeles Chargers

What there is to know: The Chargers were eliminated from the playoffs with their loss to the Raiders. Pittsburgh secures last place in the playoffs.

What there is to know: The Browns are eliminated from the playoffs and will have the No. 13 pick in the NFL Draft.

Baltimore Ravens

What there is to know: The Ravens were eliminated from the playoffs with Sunday’s loss to the Steelers. They will have the No. 14 pick in the NFL Draft.

What there is to know: The Broncos are out of the playoffs and will have the No.9 pick in the NFL Draft.

New York Jets

What there is to know: The Jets are eliminated from the playoffs and will have the No.4 pick in the NFL Draft.

Houston Texans

What there is to know: The Texans are out of the playoffs and will have the No.3 pick in the NFL Draft.

Jacksonville Jaguars

What there is to know: The Jaguars are eliminated from the playoffs and landed the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft.

NFC

z-Packers

13

4

0

.765

4-2

9-3

y-buccaneers

13

4

0

.765

4-2

8-4

y-Cowboys

12

5

0

.706

6-0

10-2

y-rams

12

5

0

.706

3-3

8-4

x-cardinals

11

6

0

.647

4-2

7-5

x-49

ten

seven

0

.588

2-4

7-5

x-eagles

9

8

0

.529

3-3

7-5

e-Saints

9

8

0

.529

4-2

7-5

e-Vikings

8

9

0

.471

4-2

6-6

e-Washington

seven

ten

0

.412

2-4

6-6

e-Seahawks

seven

ten

0

.412

3-3

4-8

e-hawks

seven

ten

0

.412

2-4

4-8

e-Bear

6

11

0

.353

2-4

4-8

e-Panthers

5

12

0

.294

2-4

3-9

e-Giants

4

13

0

.235

1-5

3-9

e-Lions

3

13

1

.206

2-4

3-9

place for the x-clinched playoffs
division title won
home field advantage
e-eliminated from the playoffs

What there is to know: The Packers clinched the No.1 seed in the NFC and home ground advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

What there is to know: The Buccaneers are the No. 2 seed in the NFC and will face the Eagles in the wildcard round.

What there is to know: The Cowboys are the No. 3 seed in the NFC and will face the 49ers in the playoff wildcard round.

The Los Angeles Rams

What there is to know: The Rams won NFC West despite losing to the 49ers (the Cardinals lost in Week 18). They will be the No. 4 seed and will play against the Cardinals in the wildcard round.

Arizona Cardinals

What there is to know: The Cardinals failed to clinch NFC West with the Rams’ loss, falling to the Seahawks. Arizona will face Los Angeles in the wildcard round.

San Francisco 49ers

What there is to know: The 49ers nabbed a playoff berth with a win over the Rams in Week 18. They will face the Cowboys in the wild card round as a No.6 seed.

Philadelphia Eagles

What there is to know: The Eagles are the No. 7 seed and will face the Buccaneers in the wildcard round.

Saints of New Orleans

What there is to know: The Saints were eliminated from the playoffs with a victory for the 49ers, despite their victory over the Falcons.

What there is to know: The Vikings are out of the playoffs and will have the No.12 pick in the NFL Draft.

What there is to know: Washington is out of the playoffs and will have the No. 11 pick in the NFL Draft.

Seattle Seahawks

What there is to know: The Seahawks are out of the playoffs and would own the No. 10 pick in the draft, but it comes down to the Jets thanks to Jamal Adams’ trade.

Atlanta Falcons

What there is to know: The Falcons are out of the playoffs and will have the No.8 pick in the NFL Draft.

What there is to know: The Bears are eliminated from the playoffs. Chicago would be in contention for the No. 7 draft pick, but it comes down to the New York Giants from a draft day trade.

Carolina Panthers

What there is to know: The Panthers are out of the playoffs. Carolina will have the No. 6 pick in the draft.

New York Giants

What there is to know: The Giants are eliminated from the playoffs and will have the fifth pick in the draft.

What there is to know: The Lions are eliminated from the playoffs and landed the second pick in the draft.

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