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NFL 2022 playoff picture, standings: Commanders take over final NFC playoff spot, all four NFC East teams in

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As the NFL approaches December, playoff races are starting to heat up. Teams begin advancing to the playoffs by competing for spots in both conferences. The Washington Commanders have won the most in the playoff race, winning six of their last seven games and advancing to the playoffs.

All four NFC East teams are in the playoffs as Week 12 draws to a close, showing the strength of the division. The AFC also has a fierce battle in the AFC East and for final conference playoff sports, setting the stage for a crazy month of games ahead.

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Below you can find a breakdown of the current standings by division and what each contender faces in their schedule until the end of the journey.

AFC East

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Dolphins

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Jets

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Miami Dolphins

What you need to know: The Dolphins retain control of the AFC East after defeating the Texans. They hold a personal tiebreaker over the Bills and boast the No. 2 seed in the conference.

Remaining schedule: in the 49ers, in the Chargers, in the Bills, against the Packers, in the Patriots, against the Jets

Buffalo Bills

What you need to know: The Bills are in fifth place in the AFC rankings, having lost in head-to-head matches with the Dolphins. Buffalo is two games behind the final playoff berth.

Remaining schedule: on Patriots, against Aircraft, against Dolphins, at Bears, at Bengals, against Patriots

New York Jets

What you need to know: The Jets are seventh in the AFC Playoffs, with the Bengals holding a sixth-place tie-break over them. They are one game behind Miami and Buffalo in the division lead.

Remaining schedule: in Vikings, in Bills, against lions, against jaguars, in the Seahawks, in dolphins

New England Patriots

What you need to know: New England trails New York and Cincinnati for the final playoff berth. The Patriots are eighth in the AFC, holding a tiebreaker in conference winning percentage over the Chargers.

Remaining schedule: against the Bills, against the Cardinals, against the Raiders, against the Bengals, against the Dolphins, against the Bills

AFC North

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Steelers

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Baltimore Ravens

What you need to know: The Ravens share the lead in AFC North with the Bengals, but keep a tie-break in head-to-head matches. Baltimore is 4th in the AFC as Tennessee holds the tiebreak in conference winning percentage.

Remaining schedule: against the Broncos, against the Steelers, against the Browns, against the Falcons, against the Steelers, against the Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals

What know: The Bengals caught up with the Ravens in the division, but Baltimore holds the tie-break. Cincinnati holds a personal tie-break over New York and takes 6th place in the conference.

Remaining schedule: against the Chiefs, against the Browns, against the Buccaneers, against the Patriots, against the Bills, against the Ravens

Cleveland Browns

What you need to know: The Browns are 13th in the AFC with three games to go to the final playoff spot. This week they will return the suspension to Deshawn Watson.

Remaining schedule: to the Texans, to the Bengals, to the Ravens, to the Saints, to the Commanders, to the Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers

What you need to know: The Steelers travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts on Monday Night Football.

Remaining schedule: Colts, Falcons, Ravens, Panthers, Raiders, Ravens, Browns

AFC South

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Colts

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Texans

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Tennessee Titans

What you need to know: The Titans are still in control of the AFC South despite their loss to the Bengals on Sunday. Tennessee holds the conference record for tiebreakers over Baltimore, finishing third.

Remaining schedule: in the Eagles, against the Jaguars, in the Chargers, against the Texans, against the Cowboys, in the Jaguars

Indianapolis Colts

What you need to know: The Colts host the Steelers on Monday Night Football. Indianapolis is ranked 10th in the AFC.

Remaining schedule: against Steelers, against Cowboys, Bye, against Vikings, against Chargers, against Giants, against Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars

What you need to know: The Jaguars sit 11th in the AFC after defeating the Ravens Sunday, three games away from the final playoff berth.

Remaining schedule: against lions, against titans, against cowboys, against planes, against Texans, against titans

Houston Texans

What you need to know: The Texans have the worst record in the NFL and are in the top pick position in the NFL Draft.

Remaining schedule: against the Browns, against the Cowboys, against the Chiefs, against the Titans, against the Jaguars, against the Colts

AFC West

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Raiders

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Broncos

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Kansas City Chiefs

What you need to know: The Chiefs retain control of the #1 seed in the AFC with a win over the Rams. They are one game ahead of the Dolphins and Bills to take first place in the conference.

Remaining schedule: in the Bengals, in the Broncos, in the Texans, against the Seahawks, against the Broncos, in the Raiders

Los Angeles Chargers

What you need to know: The Chargers are not far behind in the race for the wild card, defeating the Cardinals. They are 9th in the AFC as the Patriots own the conference’s record tiebreaker. Los Angeles trails Cincinnati and New York for last place in the conference playoffs.

Remaining schedule: in the Raiders, against the Dolphins, against the Titans, in the Colts, against the Rams, in the Broncos

Las Vegas Raiders

What you need to know: The Raiders are three games behind the final playoff berth and sit 12th in the conference.

Remaining schedule: vs. Chargers, vs. Rams, vs. Patriots, vs. Steelers, vs. 49ers, vs. Chiefs

Denver Broncos

What you need to know: The Broncos have the second worst record in the AFC and are 15th in the conference, four games away from the final playoff berth.

Remaining schedule: in the Ravens, against the Chiefs, against the Cardinals, in the Rams, in the Chiefs, against the Chargers

NFC Vostok

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cowboys

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Giants

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Philadelphia Eagles

What you need to know: The Eagles are still number one in the NFC after defeating the Packers. Philadelphia is one game behind Minnesota and holds the best head-to-head tiebreak record in the conference.

Remaining schedule: against the titans, against the giants, against the bears, against the cowboys, against the saints, against the giants

Dallas Cowboys

What you need to know: The Cowboys are fifth in the NFC, two games behind the Eagles in the division lead. Philadelphia is also leading in personal meetings with Dallas.

Remaining schedule: against the Colts, against the Texans, against the jaguars, against the eagles, against the titans, against the commanders

New York Giants

What you need to know: The Giants’ free fall continues, losing three out of four and falling to 6th in the conference. New York is one game ahead of Seattle for the playoffs.

Remaining schedule: against the commanders, against the eagles, among the commanders, among the Vikings, against the Colts, among the eagles

Washington commanders

What you need to know: The Commanders are now seventh in the NFC, polygames ahead of the Seahawks for the final playoff spot. Their next two games are against the Giants.

Remaining schedule: in Giants, Bye, against Giants, in 49ers, against Browns, against Cowboys

NFC North

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Minnesota Vikings

What you need to know: The Vikings are number two in NFC and seem to be stuck there in the future. With a two-game lead over the 49ers and a third-place finish, Minnesota could win the NFC North next week and take the top spot in the conference playoffs.

Remaining schedule: against the Jets, against the Lions, against the Colts, against the Giants, against the Packers, against the Bears

Detroit Lions

What you need to know: The Lions sit 10th in the conference, two games behind the Commanders in the losing column for the final playoff spot.

Remaining schedule: vs. Jaguars, vs. Vikings, vs. Jets, vs. Panthers, vs. Bears, vs. Packers

Green Bay Packers

What you need to know: The Packers’ playoff hopes all but died after Sunday’s loss to the Eagles. Green Bay is three games behind the final playoff berth and is 11th in the conference.

Remaining schedule: against bears, bye, against sheep, against dolphins, against Vikings, against lions

Chicago Bears

What you need to know: The Bears have the worst record in the conference after 12 weeks and are in position for the No. 2 pick in the draft.

Remaining schedule: against the Packers, against the Bye, against the Eagles, against the Bills, against the Lions, against the Vikings

NFC South

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What you need to know: The Buccaneers are still leading the NFC South thanks to a loss to the Falcons on Sunday (Tampa Bay also lost). They are in fourth place in the conference.

Remaining schedule: vs. Saints, vs. 49ers, vs. Bengals, vs. Cardinals, vs. Panthers, vs. Falcons

Atlanta Falcons

What you need to know: The Falcons are still half a game behind the Buccaneers in the division lead and are 9th in the NFC, two games behind Washington for last playoff spot.

Remaining schedule: against the Steelers, bye, against the Saints, against the Ravens, against the Cardinals, against the Buccaneers

Carolina Panthers

What you need to know: The Panthers are three games away from their final playoff spot in the NFC, finishing 13th. This year they beat the Saints, so there is a tie-break.

Remaining schedule: Goodbye to the Seahawks against the Steelers against the Lions to the Buccaneers against the Saints.

New Orleans Saints

What you need to know: The Saints are three games away from their final NFC playoff spot, finishing 14th. This year they lost to the Panthers, so there is a tie-break.

Remaining schedule: in Buccaneers, Bye, against Falcons, in Browns, in Eagles, against Panthers

NFC West

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Seahawks

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Cardinals

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San Francisco 49ers

What you need to know: The 49ers control the NFC West thanks to their win and loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. San Francisco is 3rd in the NFC, two games behind Minnesota in 2nd.

Remaining schedule: against dolphins, against pirates, in Seahawks, against commanders, in raiders, against cardinals

Seattle Seahawks

What you need to know: The Seahawks are out of…



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