Predicting every game of the 2020 NFL Playoffs

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Seeding for 2020 NFL Playoffs

Following Sunday’s action, here is the final seeding for the 2020 NFL Playoffs.

No. 1 seed: Baltimore Ravens (home-field advantage)
No. 2 seed: Kansas City Chiefs (first-round bye)
No. 3 seed: New England Patriots
No. 4 seed: Houston Texans
No. 5 seed: Buffalo Bills
No. 6 seed: Tennessee Titans

No. 1 seed: San Francisco 49ers (home-field advantage)
No. 2 seed: Green Bay Packers (first-round bye)
No. 3 seed: New Orleans Saints
No. 4 seed: Philadelphia Eagles
No. 5 seed: Seattle Seahawks
No. 6 seed: Minnesota Vikings

It’s been a season full of surprises, and this list of playoff teams is a prime example of that.

Of course, we’ve got a handful of teams everyone figured to be postseason bound back in September. The Patriots unsurprisingly got in, and the Ravens and Chiefs were essentially shoe-ins in the AFC. The NFC was top-heavy all year, so some of those top-seeded teams shouldn’t be a shock heading into January. However, beyond that, you could probably make a case that several of these teams are a surprise to many folks.

I don’t think many had the Ravens crushing it in the AFC North in 2019, and Buffalo wasn’t exactly assumed to be playoff-bound at the beginning of the year. The Vikings surprisingly book a postseason trip despite some late-season struggles. And yet, the biggest shocker may be the fact that the Dallas Cowboys couldn’t earn themselves a berth. Either that or the Los Angeles Rams missing the cut after playing in the Super Bowl a season ago.

Regardless of what’s happened over the last 17 weeks, these are the 12 teams we’ve got left. If the regular season was any indicator, we could be in for quite a few surprises before a champion is crowned in February.