Projected NFL Playoffs and NFL Draft Order After Week 13

Current NFL Playoff Seeds and Draft Order

As of Week 13, the Ravens are the AFC's #6 playoff seed.

As of Week 13, the Ravens are the AFC’s #6 playoff seed. (Credit Opertinicy)

Break up the Jacksonville Jaguars! After a Week 13 victory (their 3rd in 4 weeks), the Jaguars have officially played their way out of the #1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft – for now. That pick, by virtue of inheriting the “Choking Dog” mantle once reserved solely for Norv Turner and the Chargers, is now in the hands of the 2-10 Houston Texans. (Yeah. We all saw that coming.)

In brighter news regarding better teams, the AFC playoffs took a step away from chaos in Week 13, as just two teams that were formerly 5-6 managed to win this week: the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins. By virtue of tiebreaker, the defending Super Bowl champions are now the #6 seed in the AFC with 4 games to play, with the Dolphins right on their heels.

Staying in the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs have fallen from a perfect 9-0 to 9-3 with 3 consecutive losses (Broncos, Chargers, Broncos), but still have firm hold on the AFC’s #5 seed. Barring a minor collapse by the 9-3 Patriots, the Chiefs will likely travel to Indianapolis or Cincinnati for the AFC Wild Card round – a tough game for either team.

In the NFC, the Seahawks became the first team to clinch a playoff berth by stomping the Saints on Monday Night Football. At 11-1, the road to Super Bowl XLVIII likely goes through CenturyLink Field, where Russell Wilson has yet to lose a game as Seattle’s starting quarterback.

The Saints, meanwhile, have more problems than just a poor showing Monday night. They are now tied atop the NFC South with the white-hot Carolina Panthers, and the two teams play twice over the next 3 weeks. In just a few short weeks, the Saints could tumble from contending for the overall #1 seed in the NFC to going on the road for a Wild Card game.

Here are the current 2014 NFL playoff seeds and the projected order of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Current NFL playoff seeds (after Week 13)

Denver_Broncos_logoAFC:

  1. Denver Broncos (10-2)
  2. New England Patriots (9-3)
  3. Indianapolis Colts (8-4)
  4. Cincinnati Bengals (8-4)
  5. Kansas City Chiefs (9-3)
  6. Baltimore Ravens (6-6)

Seattle_SeahawksNFC:

  1. Seattle Seahawks (11-1) *clinched playoff berth*
  2. New Orleans Saints (9-3)
  3. Detroit Lions (7-5)
  4. Dallas Cowboys (7-5)
  5. Carolina Panthers (9-3)
  6. San Francisco 49ers (8-4)

Houston_Texans_logoCurrent 2014 NFL Draft order (after Week 13)

  1. Houston Texans (2-10)
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-9)
  3. St. Louis Rams (via 3-9 Washington Redskins)
  4. Atlanta Falcons (3-9)
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-9)
  6. Minnesota Vikings (3-8-1)
  7. Cleveland Browns (4-8)
  8. Oakland Raiders (4-8)
  9. Buffalo Bills (4-8)
  10. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7)
  11. New York Jets (5-7)
  12. Tennessee Titans (5-7)
  13. San Diego Chargers (5-7)
  14. New York Giants (5-7)
  15. St. Louis Rams (5-7)
  16. Green Bay Packers (5-6-1)
  17. Chicago Bears (6-6)
  18. Miami Dolphins (6-6)
  19. Philadelphia Eagles (7-5)
  20. Arizona Cardinals (7-5)
  21. Baltimore Ravens (6-6, slotted 21st due to projected playoff berth)
  22. Detroit Lions (7-5)
  23. Dallas Cowboys (7-5)
  24. Cincinnati Bengals (8-4)
  25. Cleveland Browns (via 8-4 Indianapolis Colts)
  26. San Francisco 49ers (8-4)
  27. Kansas City Chiefs (9-3)
  28. New England Patriots (9-3)
  29. Carolina Panthers (9-3)
  30. New Orleans Saints (9-3)
  31. Denver Broncos (10-2)
  32. Seattle Seahawks (11-1)

 

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