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2018 NFL Regular Season Recap: Draft Order, Postseason Matchups, Head Coach Firings

The 2018 NFL regular season has come to an end, with fans of 62.5% of the teams in the league looking ahead to the offseason while 12 teams remain alive for a Super Bowl run. Most football fans will likely be tuned into the postseason no matter how heartbroken they are about the regular season, though. We’ll of course have a lot of content leading up to the start of the playoffs this weekend, but here’s a recap of the regular season with the draft order for non-playoff teams, the postseason matchups and television times for the first two weeks, and the head coach firings and openings.


Draft Order

1. Arizona Cardinals (3-13)

2. San Francisco 49ers (4-12)

3. New York Jets (4-12)

4. Oakland Raiders (4-12)

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-11)

6. New York Giants (5-11)

7. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11)

8. Detroit Lions (6-10)

9. Denver Broncos (6-10)

10. Buffalo Bills (6-10)

11. Cincinnati Bengals (6-10)

12. Green Bay Packers (6-9-1)

13. Miami Dolphins (7-9)

14. Atlanta Falcons (7-9)

15. Washington Redskins (7-9)

16. Carolina Panthers (7-9)

17. Cleveland Browns (7-8-1)

18. Minnesota Vikings (8-7-1)

19. Tennessee Titans (9-7)

20. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6-1)



Postseason Matchups


Wild Card Round

-Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans | Saturday, January 5, 4:35 PM ET (ESPN/ABC)

-Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys | Saturday, January 5, 8:15 PM ET (FOX)

-Los Angeles Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens | Sunday, January 6, 1:05 PM ET (CBS)

-Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears | Sunday, January 6, 4:40 PM ET (NBC)


Divisional Round

-Lowest AFC Seed vs. Kansas City Chiefs | Saturday, January 12, 4:35 PM ET (NBC)

-Highest NFC Seed vs. Los Angeles Rams | Saturday, January 12, 8:15 PM ET (FOX)

-Highest AFC Seed vs. New England Patriots | Sunday, January 13, 1:05 PM ET (CBS)

-Lowest NFC Seed vs. New Orleans Saints | Sunday, January 13, 4:40 PM ET (FOX)



Head Coach Firings/Openings

Arizona Cardinals (Steve Wilks fired after one season)

Cincinnati Bengals (Marvin Lewis out after 16 seasons)

Miami Dolphins (Adam Gase fired after three seasons)

Denver Broncos (Vance Joseph fired after two seasons)

New York Jets (Todd Bowles fired after four seasons)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Dirk Koetter fired after three seasons)

Green Bay Packers (Mike McCarthy fired during the season after 12+ seasons)

Cleveland Browns (Hue Jackson fired during the season after two-plus seasons)


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