The Jaguars have been eliminated from playoff contention for nearly a month now, but they still managed to turn the AFC playoff race upside down on Sunday when they pulled off a shocking 26-11 upset of the Indianapolis Colts.
The loss by the Colts combined with the Steelers‘ overtime win over the Ravens means that Indianapolis is officially eliminated from postseason play. By beating the Colts, the Jaguars did a huge favor for the Steelers, who will now make the playoffs as long as the Chargers-Raiders game doesn’t end in a tie.
In the NFC, the 49ers clinched a playoff berth after pulling off a wild comeback against the Rams. The Niners trailed 17-0 at one point, but fought back to win the game 27-24 in overtime.
With the in mind, here’s a look at the current playoff standings heading into the Sunday night finale between the Chargers and Rams. We’ve also listed the playoff scenarios for each team that can still get in.
AFC playoff standings
Still alive and likely in
Steelers (9-7-1): Not only are the Steelers still alive, but they’re almost certainly going to make the playoffs. As long as the Chargers-Raiders game doesn’t end in a tie, the Steelers will clinch the seventh seed in the AFC, which means they would be traveling to Kansas City in the wild-card round.
NFC playoff standings
Wild card round matchups (based on current standings)
AFC (teams in bold have clinched their seed)
(7) Raiders at (2) Chiefs
(6) Chargers at (3) Bills
(5) Patriots at (4) Bengals
NFC (All seeds clinched)
(7) Eagles at (2) Buccaneers
(6) 49ers at (3) Cowboys
(5) Cardinals at (4) Rams