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If The NFL Playoffs Started Today: The Packers Will Win Home-Field Advantage Edition

NFL: Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers

Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay did not exactly light it up on Saturday against the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field. However, they managed to win and a pick up another game over the New Orleans Saints in the race for the NFC’s lone bye and home-field advantage. The Saints two wins and the Packers to lose their final two games to regain the NFC’s top seed after New Orleans lost to Kansas City on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in the AFC, the Pittsburgh Steelers have fallen from 1 to 3 after a shocking loss at Cincinnati on Monday night. God’s speed Steelers fans. It doesn’t appear your playoff appearance will be a long one.

AFC

#1 – Kansas City Chiefs (AFC West champion, bye) – clinched division

#2 – Buffalo Bills (AFC East champion)  – clinched division

#3 – Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC North champion) – clinched playoff spot

#4 – Tennessee Titans (AFC South champion)

#5  – Cleveland Browns (Wild Card)

#6 –  Indianapolis Colts (Wild Card)

#7 – Miami Dolphins (Wild Card)

NFC

#1 – Green Bay Packers  (NFC North champion, bye)* – clinched division

#2 – New Orleans Saints (NFC South champion) – clinched playoff spot

#3 – Seattle Seahawks (NFC West champion) – clinched playoff spot

#4 – Washington Football Team (NFC East champion)

#5 – Los Angeles Rams (Wild Card)

#6 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Wild Card)

#7 – Arizona Cardinals (Wild Card)

PROPOSED, FICTIONAL TV SCHEDULE

WILD CARD ROUND:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 @ 1:05PM – #7 Arizona Cardinals  at #2 New Orleans Saints (ESPN)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 @ 4:40PM – #7 Miami Dolphins at #2 Buffalo Bills (CBS)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 @ 8:15PM – #6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at #3 Seattle Seahawks (NBC)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 1:05PM – #6 Indianapolis Colts at #3 Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 4:40PM – #5 Los Angeles Rams at #4 Washington Football Team (FOX)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 @ 8:15PM – #5 Cleveland Browns at #4 Tennessee Titans (NBC)

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF ROUND:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 @ 4:30PM – (NBC)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 @ 8PM – WAS/LAR/TB/ARI at #1 Green Bay Packers (FOX)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 @ 3PM – (FOX)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17 @ 6:30PM – TEN/CLE/IND/MIA at #1 Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)

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