2019–20 NFL Playoff Picture Predictions: Who’s In and Out?

December 04, 2019 - 12:22 pm

As we enter the final quarter of the 2019 NFL season, there are two teams in the AFC - the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots - that have a realistic path to potentially securing the top overall seed in the conference and home-field advantage throughout the postseason. In the NFC, at least four teams - the New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers - can make that same claim.

For as vital as a first-round bye and home-field advantage can be, it would take a meltdown for any of those six teams to miss the postseason altogether. The same can probably be said for the 9-3 Buffalo Bills. That said, over a quarter of the league is on the postseason bubble.

Ahead of Week 14, here's a look at whether the nine teams that have a legitimate path to the postseason will ultimately be successful in their quest: