The NFL will unveil its 2017 preseason schedule Thursday morning.
The league has a long way to go before it has the necessary information to know which teams will make the playoffs.
Here are some of the questions you need to know.1.
Which teams will win the NFC East?
NFC East will be decided in the divisional round.
The teams who finish ahead of the Chicago Bears and New York Giants in the NFC South will have the first two games of the season against division rivals.
The Lions will take on the division’s top seed, which will be the Minnesota Vikings.
The Seahawks will meet the NFC West winner, the Green Bay Packers, in Week 3.
The division’s two teams will meet in the first round of the playoffs, which is in November.
The Giants and Rams will face off in the second round, which begins in December.
The Saints will play the NFC North’s division-leading team, the Minnesota Wild, in the fourth round of that season’s playoffs.
The Bears and Redskins will face each other in the same round of 16.
The NFC North has three teams left to advance to the playoffs: the Packers, Rams and Cowboys.
The Packers and Rams could face off for the NFC’s No. 1 seed in the postseason.
The Packers will host the Eagles in the wild-card round, while the Rams and Lions face off.
The NFC East would be a rematch of last year’s divisional matchup between the Packers and the Packers.
The Eagles and Packers are both looking to repeat as division champions.
The Rams and Saints have the NFC division title locked up at home.2.
Which team will finish ahead on the NFC playoff path?
The NFC playoff field is wide open.
If a team doesn’t get a first-round bye, it will play a rematch in the playoffs in the AFC or NFC East.
The Rams are coming off a playoff victory over the Denver Broncos.
The Cowboys are coming up short in the regular season with a disappointing loss to the New Orleans Saints.
The Saints are coming back after losing the division title to the Packers in the previous season’s wild-cards.
The Cowboys are looking for their first win in five games.
The Lions have a lot to prove this season.3.
Which NFC playoff team will have a chance to make the postseason?
The Panthers have a shot to win the division and the NFC wild-carrier spot, while San Francisco and the Seahawks could make the NFC title game and the division final.
The Seahawks will play for home field advantage in the Super Bowl against the Panthers, while Atlanta will try to make it to the NFC Championship Game against the Packers on the road.
The Panthers will have to overcome an early season injury to quarterback Russell Wilson, who missed the entire season.
The Falcons will play at the Panthers in a rematch for the division championship.
The Eagles will play in the Wild Card Game.4.
Which division will have one more win than the rest?
The divisional winner of the NFC Divisional Round will have home field.
If the NFC champion finishes behind the NFC runner-up in the conference standings, they will play their NFC Division Round rematch at home against the division champion.5.
Which NFL team will make its first playoff appearance?
The Vikings will play on their home field against the Dallas Cowboys in the Cowboys’ first postseason game, while New England will play against the Philadelphia Eagles in a preseason game.6.
Which AFC team will reach the postseason and make the AFC title game?
The AFC South is the wild card, which would be the New England Patriots.
If they make the Superbowl, the AFC will be in a tight race with the Houston Texans for the AFC South title.
The Texans are coming to town to face the Patriots in the preseason game, which should be a good start to the season.
The Patriots should have a solid regular season, but the division could be the difference in the championship game.7.
Which wild-Card team will play its first game in the season?
The New York Jets are heading into their bye week, which means the Jets will play four games in a row.
The Dolphins will play three in a span of three weeks in their bid to return to the postseason for the first time since 2012.8.
Which Wild Card team will be eliminated in the First Round?
The Arizona Cardinals will face the San Francisco 49ers in their second game in a seven-game division series.
The Cardinals would face off against the Eagles or the Broncos in the last four games of that series.9.
Which playoff team is going to win their division?
The Steelers are coming into the season looking to bounce back after their 2-14 record last year.
The Texans have a good chance to win a division title, but they need to win at least one game to get there.10.
Which conference champion will make it in the next round?
The Falcons will have their eyes on the first place Patriots for a first