AFC Playoff Seeding Scenarios

The AFC Playoff Seeding Scenarios are easily represented in the below grid.  For the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s quite simple.

2017 AFC Playoff Scenario
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Summary:

  • If the Steelers win and the Patriots lose, the Steelers are the #1 overall seed in the AFC.  This is only the scenario where the Steelers can obtain the #1 overall seed in the AFC.
  • If the Steelers win and the Patriots win, the Steelers are the #2 overall seed in the AFC.  The Patriots will be the #1 seed.
  • If the Steelers lose and the Patriots win, the Steelers are the #2 overall seed in the AFC.  The Patriots will be the #1 seed.
  • If the Steelers lose and the Patriots lose, the Steelers are the #2 overall seed i the NFL.  The Patriots will be the #1 seed.

It certainly looks like the AFC Championship will be going thru Foxboro again this year.

Click here for a complete list of NFL Playoff Scenarios heading into Week 17.

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