NFL elimination tracker: These teams are out of playoff contention

Week 18 decided fates for several teams

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There’s still plenty of time between now and Super Bowl LVIII, but many teams’ hopes of getting to Las Vegas are gone.

The Carolina Panthers became the first NFL team to be eliminated from playoff contention in Week 13 and got some company in Week 14 when the New England Patriots' playoff hopes were officially put to bed. The ensuing weeks saw even more teams enter the mix as the list of eliminated teams grew.

Here are the teams that have been eliminated from the postseason mix with Week 18 in the books:

Which teams have been eliminated from playoff contention?

Eighteen NFL teams have been eliminated from playoff contention after Week 18:

  • Carolina Panthers (2-14)
  • New England Patriots (4-12)
  • Arizona Cardinals (4-12)
  • Washington Commanders (4-12)
  • New York Giants (5-11)
  • Tennessee Titans (5-11)
  • Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)
  • New York Jets (6-10)
  • Chicago Bears (7-9)
  • Las Vegas Raiders (7-9)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (8-8)
  • Denver Broncos (8-8)
  • Indianapolis Colts (9-8)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8)
  • Minnesota Vikings (7-10)
  • New Orleans Saints (8-9)
  • Atlanta Falcons (7-10)
  • Seattle Seahawks (9-8)

Which teams can be eliminated in Week 18?

The playoff status for the following nine teams were up in the air entering the final week of the regular season: Buffalo Bills (10-6), Pittsburgh Steelers (10-7), Jacksonville Jaguars (9-7), Green Bay Packers (8-8), Minnesota Vikings (7-9), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-8), New Orleans Saints (8-8), Atlanta Falcons (7-9) and Seattle Seahawks (8-8).

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