In the 12 weeks of the NFL season, we still haven’t seen a single team clinch a playoff berth, but that could change this week.
Heading into Week 13, the Vikings and Eagles could both clinch a playoff berth if certain things fall into place for them (you can). While we know these two teams will almost certainly make the playoffs, the other 12 spots are still up for grabs.
So who else will join the Vikings and Eagles in the playoffs?
That’s what we’re here to answer right now with our weekly playoff preview, where we look at postseason odds for all 32 teams. The projections here are based on data from SportsLine.com’s Stephen Oh Calculator. Oh plugged some numbers into his SportsLine computer this week and simulated the rest of the NFL season, and using those numbers we’re going to let you know the playoff chances for each team, as well as the projected field of 14 playoff teams.
With that in mind, let’s move on to this week’s playoff projections.
AFC playoff projection
Here is a list of playoff chances for all other AFC teams (their percentage chances of advancing to the playoffs are listed next to them in parentheses): Patriots (52.4%), Chargers (45.3%), Jaguars (5.8%), Browns (4.2%), Steelers (2.4%), Raiders (2.2%), Colts ( 2%), Broncos (0.0%), Texans (0.0%).
NFC playoff projection
Here is a list of playoff odds for all other NFC teams (their percentage odds of advancing to the playoffs are listed next to them in parentheses): Commanders (55.8%), Falcons (7.7%), Saints (6.0%), Panthers (5.4%), Lions (2.8%), Packers (1.0%), Rams ( 0.6%), Cardinals (0.3%), Bears (0.0%).
To note: The Texans, Broncos and Bears weren’t knocked out of the playoffs, but they have a 0% chance of making it because the computer hates them. In fact, the computer doesn’t like or hate, it doesn’t have feelings, it just doesn’t think there’s a mathematical chance for Houston, Chicago or Denver to get away with it.
Generic round projection
(7) Bengals to (2) Bills
(6) Jets to (3) Crows
(5) Dolphins to (4) Titans
(7) Giants to (2) Vikings
(6) Seahawks to (3) 49ers
(5) Cowboys to (4) Buccaneers