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NFL playoff picture: Final standings after Week 17

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Here we go.

Philadelphia Eagles v Washington Redskins Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The 2018 NFL regular season is over. The 2019 NFL playoff picture is officially set. Here’s what the final standings look like. [CLICK HERE] for dates and times for 2019 playoff games.

NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

1 - New Orleans Saints

2 - Los Angeles Rams

3 - Chicago Bears

4 - Dallas Cowboys

5 - Seattle Seahawks

6 - Philadelphia Eagles

ANALYSIS

The road to the Super Bowl goes through New Orleans in the NFC. The Saints figure to be a very tough opponent, especially with home field advantage.

The Rams locked up a first-round bye with a win on Sunday. So Sean McVay will actually be able to make it past the first round this year.

The Bears helped the Eagles on Sunday by defeating the Vikings and knocking Minnesota out of the playoff picture. Now Chicago will host Philadelphia at Soldier Field next weekend.

The Cowboys risked injury to their starters in a meaningless win over the Giants. Smooth move, Jason Garrett. Dallas will host Seattle at AT&T Stadium.

The Seahawks needed a last second field goal to beat the Cardinals at home in a game that didn’t matter a ton for Seattle.

The reigning world champion Eagles are riding a three-game win streak heading into the playoffs after shutting out Washington on Sunday. Now the Eagles will have to win three playoff games just to make it to Super Bowl LIII. The road won’t be easy but this Eagles team is tough!

The Vikings missed the playoffs thanks to Kirk Cousins choking in another big game. Who would’ve guessed?!

AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

1 - Kansas City Chiefs

2 - New England Patriots

3 - Houston Texans

4 - Baltimore Ravens

5 - Los Angeles Chargers

6 - Indianapolis Colts

ANALYSIS

The Chiefs locked up the No. 1 seed with a blowout win on Sunday. Is this the year Andy Reid finally gets over the hump? You have to see it to believe it.

The Patriots are still going strong with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. It won’t be surprising they make it to the big game once again. (Eagles vs. Patriots Round 3?)

The Texans will host an Indy team that just beat them in Houston a few weeks ago.

The Ravens are one of the hottest teams heading into the playoffs, having won six of their last seven. The only loss was in overtime to Kansas City. And they nearly had that one won as well.

The Chargers lost to Baltimore at home last week ... now they’ll have to play the Ravens on the road.

The Colts have the coaching edge over Houston. Frank Reich > Bill O’Brien. What if it’s a Reich vs. Doug Pederson Super Bowl?

The Steelers managed to win but failed to get help from Baltimore in order to make the postseason. That’s bad news for the Eagles, who own the Ravens’ 2019 second-round pick.

The Titans also failed to get in despite going 9-7.