Sunday, December 30, 2007

NFL Playoff Situation

AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

New England 1. New England Patriots (16-0) – Won AFC East and earned home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Indianapolis 2. Indianapolis Colts (13-3) – Won AFC South and earned first-round bye.

San Diego 3. San Diego Chargers (11-5) – Won AFC West and earned first-round home playoff game.

Pittsburgh 4. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) – Won AFC North and earned first-round home playoff game.

Jacksonville 5. Jacksonville Jaguars (11-5) – Earned wild-card berth and No. 5 seed.

Tennessee 6. Tennessee Titans (10-6) – Defeated the Colts to clinch the final wild-card spot.

Here are the first-round matchups in the AFC:

Jacksonville at Pittsburgh: Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 ET (NBC)
Tennessee at San Diego: Sunday, Jan. 6, 4:30 ET (CBS)

First-round byes: New England and Indianapolis

NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

Dallas 1. Dallas Cowboys (13-3) – Won NFC East and earned home-field advantage because of head-to-head victory over Packers.

Green Bay 2. Green Bay Packers (13-3) – Won NFC North and earned first-round bye.

Seattle 3. Seattle Seahawks (10-6) – Won NFC West and earned first-round home game.

Tampa Bay 4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7) – Won NFC South and earned first-round home game.

New York 5. New York Giants (10-6) – Earned wild-card berth and No. 5 seed.

Washington 6. Washington Redskins (9-7) – Defeated the Cowboys to earn the final wild-card spot.

Here are the first-round matchups in the NFC:

Washington at Seattle: Saturday, Jan. 5, 4:30 ET (NBC)
N.Y. Giants at Tampa Bay: Sunday, Jan. 6, 1 ET (Fox)

First-round byes: Dallas and Green Bay

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