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)


  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)


  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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