2022 NFL playoff picture, updates Week 17: Steve Kornacki breaks down odds and standings for AFC, NFC postseason teams

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It’s the penultimate week of the 2022 NFL regular season and several playoff berths are already locked up, including for the Bills, Chiefs, Eagles and Vikings. But there’s also plenty we still don’t know and lots of action still to come in Week 17 and Week 18. Who will emerge with the top seeds in the AFC and NFC? Who will secure the crowded wild card spots in the seven-team playoff picture on both sides of the equation?

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Great news: Esteemed political analyst Steve Kornacki is back on Football Night in America to tackle all the matchups, probabilities and odds for the games that matter in the 2022 playoff picture. Tune in at 7pm ET on NBC and Peacock before the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens to get Kornacki’s breakdown on all things postseason, from the state of the NFC South to the fight for the final playoff spots in the AFC.

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Week 17 Playoff Updates

Follow along below for live playoff updates throughout Sunday, as well as insights and takeaways from the Football Night in America crew. Click here or watch below for Kornacki breaking down which teams had their playoff hopes crushed in Week 17 and which teams were able to stay alive ahead of the final week of the regular season.

Giants clinch first playoff berth since 2016

With a 38-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, Brian Daboll, Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants clinched a playoff spot for 2022, their first since the 2016 season. Jones had four total touchdowns on the day (2 pass, 2 rush) and at 9-6-1, the G-men are headed to the postseason.

PFT Recap: Giants lock down playoff berth with 38-10 win

Lions defeat Bears to remain in NFC Wild Card hunt

It was a dominant showing for the Lions over their divisional rival Bears on Sunday, with Jared Goff and co. walking away with a 41-10 victory and an 8-8 record. Detroit can still snag an NFC Wild Card spot with a win over Green Bay in Week 18 and a loss by Seattle in one of their final two games (against the Jets and Rams).

PFT Recap: Lions dominate Bears, keep playoff hopes alive

Patriots win over Dolphins means they can clinch playoff spot with Week 18 win vs Bills

A narrow 23-21 win for New England over Miami moves the Patriots into the seven seed and sets up a key showdown with the Buffalo Bills in Week 18. The loss was the fifth straight for the Dolphins after starting the season 8-3. The Patriots win also keeps the hope alive for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who take on the Baltimore Ravens tonight on Sunday Night Football.

PFT Recap: Patriots move to 8-8, keep playoff hopes alive with 23-21 win over Dolphins

Saints upset Eagles, Philly misses chance to clinch No. 1 seed

Struggling with the continued absence of quarterback Jalen Hurts, the Eagles dropped their second straight, falling 20-10 to Andy Dalton and the New Orleans Saints. At 13-3, the Eagles still haven’t locked down the top seed in the NFC and the NFC East title (they’ll face the Giants Week 18). Meanwhile for the Saints, the upset victory keeps their playoff hopes alive, but they’ll need a lot of help to secure a spot.

PFT Recap: Eagles lose to Saints 20-10, leave top seed in NFC up for grabs

Bucs clinch NFC South with win over Panthers

Despite struggles and inconsistency throughout the season, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are headed to the NFL playoffs. In a key game against Carolina, Brady threw for 432 yards and 3 TD and rushed for another score. Mike Evans caught those three touchdown passes and with a 30-24 victory, Tampa Bay takes the top spot in the NFC South and guarantees themselves a home playoff game.

PFT Recap: Tom Brady throws for 432 yards, Bucs clinch NFC South with 30-24 win over Panthers

Hear from Brady on clinching the division below:

Seahawks stay in the Wild Card mix with win over Jets

A 23-6 win for Geno Smith and Seattle over the New York Jets means the Seahawks are still alive for a Wild Card spot in the NFC, while the Jets are officially eliminated from postseason contention. This marks the 12th year of the Jets’ playoff drought. Meanwhile, the Seahawks will look for a win over the Rams Week 18, in addition to a Packers loss vs Detroit.

PFT Recap: Seahawks keep playoff hopes alive with 23-6 win over Jets

Packers control own destiny after win over Vikings

With a 41-17 blowout win over the Vikings in Week 17, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are some of the strongest contenders in the crowded NFC Wild Card picture. After starting 4-8, Green Bay is on a four-game win streak and will secure a playoff spot with a win over the Lions Week 18. In the below video, Steve Kornacki takes a deep dive into the impact of the Packers win, as well as victories from the Seahawks and Lions, and what will be at stake for the NFC Wild Card race Week 18.

PFT Recap: Packers rout Vikings 41-17, can clinch postseason berth with win in Week 18

Steelers defeat Ravens on SNF to stay alive in playoff picture

With a 10-yard touchdown pass from Kenny Pickett to Najee Harris in the final minute of Sunday Night Football, the Pittsburgh Steelers secured a 16-13 win over the Baltimore Ravens, checking off another item on a complicated list of needs to keep them in the playoff picture. At 8-8, the Steelers will need a win in Week 18 as well as help in the form of losses by New England and Miami.

PFT Recap: Sunday Night Football: Steelers keep playoff hopes alive with late touchdown, 16-13 win

2022-23 NFL Playoff Picture, Standings – Week 17

AFC Playoff Picture 2022-23

  1. Kansas City (13-3)x
  2. Buffalo Bills (12-3)x
  3. Cincinnati Bengals (11-4)x
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars (8-8)
  5. Baltimore Ravens (10-6)x
  6. Los Angeles Chargers (10-6)x
  7. New England Patriots (8-8)
  8. Miami Dolphins (8-8)
  9. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8)
  10. Tennessee Titans (7-9)

2022 NFL Playoff Picture Week 17: Standings, clinching scenarios ahead of Steelers vs Ravens on SNF

NFC Playoff Picture 2022-23

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)x
  2. San Francisco 49ers (12-4)x
  3. Minnesota Vikings (12-4)x
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-8)x
  5. Dallas Cowboys (12-4)x
  6. New York Giants (9-6-1)x
  7. Seattle Seahawks (8-8)
  8. Detroit Lions (8-8)
  9. Green Bay Packers (8-8)

X – Clinched playoff berth

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Super Bowl 2023: A casual fan’s cheat sheet guide to Super Bowl LVII

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The final game of the 2022 NFL season will take place on Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII. For the more casual fan, the Super Bowl can provide a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family, enjoy some game day eats and take in the competition without the stress Philly and Kansas City die-hards will likely be feeling. For those of you who haven’t been glued to the standings all season, here’s a cheat sheet guide for all the basics ahead of Super Bowl Sunday.

When and where is Super Bowl LVII?

  • Date: Sunday, February 12
  • Where: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Network: Fox

Who is playing in Super Bowl LVII?

The Philadelphia Eagles will face the Kansas City Chiefs. Both teams finished the regular season with a 14-3 record, which was tied for the best record in the NFL.

Who are the quarterbacks for both teams?

Jalen Hurts, 24, is the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles and Patrick Mahomes, 27, is the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. This year marks the first Super Bowl in history with two Black starting quarterbacks. 

Who are the head coaches for both teams?

The Kansas City Chiefs are led by Andy Reid, who actually got his start as an NFL coach with the Eagles in 1999. Reid coached the Eagles from 199-2012, and that 14-season span makes him the longest-tenured HC in franchise history. He’s had plenty of continued success since moving to Kansas City – this is the third Super Bowl appearance in the last four seasons for the Chiefs.

The Eagles head coach is Nick Sirianni, from Jamestown in Western New York. He’s in his second season as Philadelphia’s head coach and is hoping to get them their first Super Bowl victory since 2017. Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, NBC Sports’ Peter King rode to work with Sirianni to get his take on this season, his roster, and his own history with Reid. You can read more from that interview in this week’s Football Morning in America.

FMIA Pre-Super Bowl: Commuting With Nick Sirianni, the O-Line of the Century, and the Tom Brady Recipe

Who is performing at halftime of the Super Bowl?

This year, nine-time Grammy Award winner Rihanna will take center stage for the halftime show.

When was the last time the Eagles or Chiefs won the Super Bowl?

The Eagles have won one Super Bowl in franchise history, winning Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots in the 2017 season.

The Chiefs have won two Super Bowls in franchise history. After beating the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV in the 1969 season, the Chiefs had to wait 50 years before winning another Super Bowl, defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV in the 2019 season.

How to watch the Super Bowl 2023 – Philadelphia Eagles vs Kansas City Chiefs:

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Super Bowl 2023: Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid set to face former team in Eagles showdown

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Andy Reid will be looking to win his second Super Bowl as head coach of the Chiefs when Kansas City takes on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12. The matchup could be called a homecoming for Reid, who spent nearly a decade and a half leading the Philly faithful before landing in Kansas City. Here’s a look back at Andy Reid’s history with the Eagles before he and Patrick Mahomes face them in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Andy Reid’s History with the Eagles

Reid got his start as an NFL head coach with the Eagles in 1999 and went on to become the longest-tenured and winningest head coach in Philadelphia franchise history. Reid spent 14 seasons as the Eagles’ head coach (1999-2012) and won 140 games with the team (including playoffs). The Eagles reached the playoffs in nine of 14 seasons under Reid, winning six NFC East division titles in that time.

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While Reid led the Eagles to the NFC Championship Game in four straight seasons from 2001 to 2004, the Eagles reached just one Super Bowl under Reid, losing against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX in the 2004 season.

Now in his 10th season as the Chiefs’ head coach, Reid has seen even more success in Kansas City. The Chiefs won a seventh-straight AFC West division title this season and will be playing in their third Super Bowl in four seasons. Reid got his first Super Bowl win as a head coach in the 2019 season when the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

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Super Bowl LVII marks the first-ever playoff meeting between the Chiefs and Eagles. Reid, whose 21 career playoff wins are 2nd-most by a head coach in NFL history behind only Bill Belichick (31), has won all three of his regular season meetings against Philadelphia as the Chiefs’ head coach.

How can I watch and live stream Super Bowl 2023?

  • When: Sunday, February 12, 2023
  • Where: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • TV Channel: FOX
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