NFL playoff picture: Dolphins clinch last AFC spot, final NFC spot still up for grabs

by Ricardo Gutierrez - ESPN takes a look at the NFL playoff scenarios for Week 18 and what teams need to do to reach the field of 14.

2022 NFL Week 18 playoff picture: Clinching scenarios, standings 7:46 PM ET ESPN staff With the 2022 NFL regular season now concluded, the playoff picture is set. The Chiefs clinched the 1-seed in the AFC with their win over the Raiders on Saturday, while the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the 1-seed in the NFC on Sunday with a win over the New York Giants . The Miami Dolphins clinched the last AFC postseason spot with a win and a New England Patriots loss. In the wake of the cancellation of Monday's Bills-Bengals game , NFL owners on Friday approved a plan that leaves open the possibility of a neutral-site AFC Championship Game. Here is the current playoff picture for Week 18 as teams try to reach Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The playoffs begin Jan. 14, with 14 teams making the field, seven from each conference. NFL playoff matchups as things stand AFC (7) Miami Dolphins at (2) Buffalo Bills (6) Baltimore Ravens at (3) Cincinnati Bengals (5) Los Angeles Chargers at (4) Jacksonville Jaguars Wild-card round bye: (1) Kansas City Chiefs These matchups are set. Dates and times to be announced later. NFC (7) Seattle Seahawks at (2) San Francisco 49ers (5) Dallas Cowboys at (4) Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wild-card round bye: (1) Philadelphia Eagles These matchups are set. Dates and times to be announced later. Week 18 AFC playoff-clinching scenarios New England Patriots (8-9) The Patriots are eliminated from playoff contention after losing to the Bills. Miami Dolphins (9-8) The Dolphins clinch a playoff berth and the No. 7 seed with a win over the New York Jets . Pittsburgh Steelers (9-8) The Steelers are eliminated from playoff contention with the Dolphins' win over the Jets. Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8) Jacksonville clinched the AFC South and the No. 4 seed with its win over the Tennessee Titans . Kansas City Chiefs (14-3) Kansas City clinched the 1-seed in the AFC with its win over the Las Vegas Raiders . If the Buffalo Bills win Sunday and play the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, it will be at a neutral field. Week 18 NFC playoff-clinching scenarios Philadelphia Eagles (14-3) Philadelphia clinched the 1-seed and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a win over the Giants. San Francisco 49ers (13-4) With an Eagles' win, the 49ers are the No. 2 seed. Dallas Cowboys (12-5) With an Eagles' win, the Cowboys are the No. 5 seed. Seattle Seahawks (9-8) Seattle clinches playoff spot with win over the Los Angeles Rams and the Packers' loss to the Lions. Green Bay Packers (8-9) Packers are eliminated from playoff contention after loss to the Detroit Lions Detroit Lions (9-8) Detroit is eliminated from playoff contention after the Seahawks' win.