Playoff Picture


The 2005 playoff picture and wild-card matchups are all set.

x - Clinched playoff spot
z - Clinched Division
y - Clinched Division and first-round bye
* - Clinched Division and Home-field Advantage

For a detailed explanation of tie-breaking procedures, click here.

Wild-card matchups
Saturday, January 7
Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:30 ET, ABC
Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots, 8 ET, ABC

Sunday, January 8
Carolina Panthers at New York Giants, 1 ET, FOX
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals, 4:30 ET, CBS

First-round byes: Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears

Divisional playoffs
Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15

Conference championships
Sunday, January 22

Super Bowl XL
Sunday, Feb. 5 -- Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.