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Breaking down the NFL standings coming out of Week 17

As Week 17 of the NFL season comes to a close, we break down the standings to close out the 2020 season.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) defended by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darius Phillips (23) during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Week 17 is well underway with the first half of the Sunday schedule a wrap and now into the eight-game 4:25 time slot. The AFC South and NFC East are still to be determined. We’ll know the AFC South winner by the end of the 4:25 slot and the NFC East winner by the close of Sunday Night Football. There’s plenty more to be clinched in the meantime.

We’ll be updating the standings throughout the rest of this afternoon and Sunday Night Football.

AFC East

The Bills rolled Miami and New England rolled past the Jets.

  1. Buffalo Bills, 13-3
  2. Miami Dolphins, 10-6
  3. New England Patriots, 7-9
  4. New York Jets, 2-14

AFC North

The Ravens and Browns both won and clinched a playoff berth. Pittsburgh lost and will be the No. 3 seed.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers, 12-4
  2. Baltimore Ravens, 11-5
  3. Cleveland Browns, 11-5
  4. Cincinnati Bengals, 4-11-1

AFC South

The Titans clinched the division with a win while the Colts clinched a wild card berth with a win.

  1. Tennessee Titans, 11-5
  2. Indianapolis Colts, 11-5
  3. Houston Texans, 4-12
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1-15

AFC West

The Chiefs rested their starters and dropped to 14-2 with the loss to LA.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs, 14-2
  2. Las Vegas Raiders, 8-8
  3. Los Angeles Chargers, 7-9
  4. Denver Broncos, 5-11

NFC East

The Giants knocked out the Cowboys with a win, but Washington beat Philadelphia to clinch the NFC East title.

  1. Washington Football Team, 7-9
  2. New York Giants, 6-10
  3. Dallas Cowboys, 6-10
  4. Philadelphia Eagles, 4-11-1

NFC North

The Packers beat the Bears and the Vikings beat the Lions to close out the regular season.

  1. Green Bay Packers, 13-3
  2. Chicago Bears, 8-8
  3. Minnesota Vikings, 7-9
  4. Detroit Lions, 5-11

NFC South

The Saints thumped the Panthers. The Bucs beat the Falcons to clinch the top wild card berth.

  1. New Orleans Saints, 12-4
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 11-5
  3. Carolina Panthers, 5-11
  4. Atlanta Falcons, 4-12

NFC West

The Seahawks and Rams won their respective finales.

  1. Seattle Seahawks, 12-4
  2. Los Angeles Rams, 10-6
  3. Arizona Cardinals, 8-8
  4. San Francisco 49ers, 6-10