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Full 2023-24 NFL playoff bracket during Week 18

We update the 2024 NFL playoff bracket as the league finishes the regular season.

DeMeco Ryans of the Houston Texans talks witih Shane Steichen of the Indianapolis Colts prior to an NFL football game at NRG Stadium on September 17, 2023 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Perry Knotts/Getty Images

The NFL regular season culminates with Week 18. This is the final chance for teams to make that playoff push. some teams are taking the chance to rest some key players and others are turning their attention to the upcoming offseason. There are 14 playoff spots up for grabs between the two conferences, and nine of them were decided heading into the final week of the season.

Week 18 opens with two games on Saturday as the Ravens host the Steelers and the Colts host the Texans. The winner of Texans-Colts will claim one of the two remaining AFC wild card berths. If the Steelers win the first game, they’ll have to wait and see what happens on Sunday before knowing their playoff fate.

On Sunday, the rest of the field will be set throughout the day. It will culminate with a Sunday Night Football matchup between the Bills and Dolphins in Miami with the AFC East title on the line.

Below is a look at the updated playoff bracket as Week 18 moves along. We’ll be updating this all day Sunday.

PIT-BAL: The Steelers beat the Ravens 17-7. This puts them into the playoffs for now, but they still need the Bills or Jaguars to lose on Sunday to officially get in.

HOU-IND: The Texans held on to defeat the Colts 23-19 on Saturday and have clinched a playoff berth. Houston can win the AFC South division with a Jaguars loss on Sunday.

TB-CAR: The Bucs defeated the Panthers 9-0 to win the NFC South division title. Tampa Bay will operate as the No. 4 seed in the NFC playoffs and will play either the Eagles or Cowboys in the first round of the playoffs.

NO-ATL: The Saints rolled the Falcons and improve to 9-8 on the season. New Orleans will occupy the No. 7 seed for now but the Packers and Seahawks both own the tiebreaker in that order ahead of the Saints.

JAC-TEN: The Jaguars lost to the Titans in Week 18 and were eliminated from playoff contention. The Texans win the AFC South division. The Steelers clinch a berth as well as the Bills.

DET-MIN: The Lions defeated the Vikings to improve to 12-5 on the season and temporarily move into the No. 2 spot in the NFC. If the Cowboys win, Dallas retakes the 2-seed and Detroit is the 3-seed.

NFC playoff bracket — updated Jan 7, 11:45 p.m. ET

#1 San Francisco 49ers (12-5) — BYE

#2 Dallas Cowboys (12-5) vs. #7 Green Bay Packers (9-8)
#3 Detroit Lions (12-5) vs. #6 Los Angeles Rams (10-7)
#4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-8) vs. #5 Philadelphia Eagles (11-5)

AFC playoff bracket

#1 Baltimore Ravens (13-3) — BYE

#2 Buffalo Bills (11-6) vs. #7 Pittsburgh Steelers (10-7)
#3 Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) vs. #6 Miami Dolphins (11-6)
#4 Houston Texans (10-7) vs. #5 Cleveland Browns (11-5)