NFL schedule and results: Complete coverage of Week 17
The final week of the regular season is here, and several teams are fighting for two remaining playoff spots. The Chargers need a win on the road against the Chiefs to make the postseason. In the late afternoon games, the Packers and Lions will face off for the NFC North crown while the Falcons and Panthers will battle for the NFC South.
Denver’s loss to the Bengals on Monday night gave the Patriots the top seed in the AFC, locking down one spot in the conference’s playoff order. Four more of the six spots are still to be determined — the Colts are locked into the fourth spot — depending on the results in Week 17.
All six spots in the NFC are up for grabs, making a tangled web of possibilities with one week left in the regular season. Arizona, Detroit, Green Bay and Seattle all still have a shot at the conference’s top seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. One of those teams will end up with the second seed.
Carolina and Atlanta are playing for the NFC South title this week. It’s one of four games that will determine a division winner and further sort out the seeding for the postseason.
It’s all going to make for an interesting regular season finale this week, with a confusing list of possible seeding outcomes. Fortunately, one Reddit NFL user made us a cheat sheet.