Who is in the NFL 2022 playoffs? Final standings, standings, matches for AFC and NFC

The last week of the NFL season brought hype.

The 18th week was full of drama, several matches went into overtime and a number of stunning excitements shook the playoffs. The Colts only needed to beat the Jaguars to play for the Super Bowl, but they were thrown out on the road and opened the way for the Steelers, who defeated the Ravens in overtime, to keep their hopes on the playoffs.

The Patriots entered the week with a chance to win AFC East, but instead were defeated by the Dolphins in the final.

Arizona also had a chance to win the NFC West title, but despite the Rams losing in overtime to the 49ers, the Cardinals lost to Seattle, keeping a wild card. Instead, two NFC West enemies will compete in the third playoff match as No. 4 vs. No. 5 deployed.

There is still the “Sunday Night Football” match, which will determine the final deployment in the AFC, but as things stand, here’s a look at how the field of the playoffs is shaping towards the last match of the basic part. This post will be updated after the end of the Chargers-Raiders game.

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NFL 2022 playoffs

AFC

  1. Tennessee Titans (goodbye)
  2. Kansas City Chiefs 7. Pittsburgh Steelers OR Las Vegas Raiders
  3. Buffalo Bills 6. Los Angeles Chargers OR Las Vegas Raiders
  4. Cincinnati Bengals vs. 5. New England Patriots

NFC

  1. Green Bay Packers (goodbye)
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7. Philadelphia Eagles
  3. Dallas Cowboys vs. 6. San Francisco 49ers
  4. Los Angeles Rams vs. 5. Arizona Cardinals

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Who is in the NFL 2022 playoffs?

The NFL playoffs were largely closed in the NFC for Sunday’s single-seat games. There were two open places in the playoffs in the AFC, but with the arrival of the weekend, the deployment of the AFC team was almost completely open.

Below is the NFL playoff field for 2022:

AFC rankings

Seed team Record
1. Tennessee Titans 12-5
2. Kansas City Chiefs 12-5
3. Buffalo Bills 11-6
4. Cincinnati Bengals 10-7
5. New England Patriots 10-7
6. Chargers in Los Angeles 9-7
7. Las Vegas Raiders 9-7

Discarded: Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars

NFC rankings

Seed team Record
1. Green Bay Packers 13-4
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-4
3. Dallas Cowboys 12-5
4. Los Angeles Rams 12-5
5. Arizona Cardinals 11-6
6. San Francisco 49ers 10-7
7. Philadelphia Eagles 9-8

Discarded: New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, Washington Football Team, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, Detroit Lions

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AFC playoff matches

1. Tennessee Titans (first round hello)

The Titans dreaded the Texans on Sunday when Houston scored 25 unanswered points, but Tennessee won 28-25 and maintained its No. 1 position in the AFC. Now the Titans will rest for a week and look forward to the return of Derrick Henry after the first round.

Kansas City Chiefs 7. Las Vegas Raiders OR Pittsburgh Steelers

Despite the stormy season, the Raiders are currently in the playoffs until the result of “Sunday Night Football”. If that were the case, it would be the second time they’d made the playoffs since losing in the Super Bowl in 2002. However, the Chiefs owned Las Vegas this season and both games won 89:23.

Losing the Raiders against the Chargers would mean that the Steelers would play the Chiefs instead.

Buffalo Bills vs. 6. Los Angeles Chargers OR Las Vegas Raiders

Buffalo allowed the least yards this season and was one of the best defenses in the league. The Chargers, led by defender Justin Herbert, have the fourth most passes in the league and have scored the seventh most points this season.

Winning the Raiders would mean Las Vegas heading to Buffalo while the Chargers were eliminated.

4. Cincinnati Bengals Vs. 5. New England Patriots

The Bengals are in the playoffs for the first time since 2015. The Patriots are back for the first time since 2019. Bill Belichick led the New England defense to allow the third least yards and least points among NFL teams, but will have to fight Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase and the highly scoring Bengals attack, which scored the fifth most points in the NFL this season.

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NFC playoff matches

1. Green Bay Packers (first round hello)

The Packers locked the number one in week 17 after defeating the Vikings and moving 13-3, leaving the match in week 18 against the Lions as a week to rest and tune, which was ultimately a lost endeavor. Now they will be waiting to face the division round at Lambeau Field in two weeks.

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. 7. Philadelphia Eagles

When Tom Brady last faced the Eagles in the playoffs, Nick Foles led Philadelphia to a miraculous 41:33 win against the Patriots, the first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. Now with the Buccaneers, Brady will hope to lead Tampa Bay through Philadelphia and Jalen Hurts in the first round of the playoffs. No team rushed for more yards than Philadelphia in 2021, as the Buccaneers led the league in passes.

Dallas Cowboys vs. 6. San Francisco 49ers

Dak Prescott and the Cowboys attack lost 51 points to the Eagles in the season finale as they finished the season as the team with the league’s highest score. But the 49ers fly high after a dramatic overtime win against the Rams when Jimmy Garoppolo and San Francisco lost Los Angeles 24-7 in the last two quarters and overtime.

Los Angeles Rams vs. 5. Arizona Cardinals

The Rams and Cardinals struggled until the last week of the season to determine the NFC West Champion, and it was the Rams who held on to the end. Arizona won the first match between the two teams and beat Los Angeles 37:20 in LA in week 4, but the Rams retaliated with a loss of 30:23 in Glendale, Arizona in week 14.

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