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NFL playoff glance

Playoff glance NFC

Team/Div. Rec. Div. Cnf.

x Falcons-S 13-2 3-2 9-2

y Packers-N 11-4 5-0 8-3

z 49ers-W 10-4-1 2-2-1 6-4-1

Redskins-E 9-6 4-1 7-4

Wild card

z Seahawks 10-5 2-3 7-4

Vikings 9-6 3-2 7-5

In the hunt

Bears 9-6 2-3 6-5

Cowboys 8-7 3-2 5-6

Giants 8-7 2-3 7-4

Remaining schedules

Falcons: vs. Bucs

49ers: vs. Cardinals

Packers: at Vikings

Redskins: vs. Cowboys

Seahawks: vs. Rams

Vikings: vs. Packers

Bears: at Lions

Cowboys: at Redskins

Giants: vs. Eagles

AFC

Team/Div. Rec. Div. Cnf.

y Texans-S 12-3 5-0 10-1

y Broncos-W 12-3 5-0 9-2

y Patriots-E 11-4 5-0 10-1

y Ravens-N 10-5 4-1 8-3

Wild card

z Colts 10-5 3-2 7-4

z Bengals 9-6 2-3 6-5

Remaining schedules

Texans: at Colts

Broncos: vs. Chiefs

Patriots: vs. Dolphins

Ravens: at Bengals

Colts: vs. Texans

Bengals: vs. Ravens

x—clinched homefield throughout playoffs

y—clinched division z—clinched playoffs

Clinching scenarios

49ers: NFC West: win

Redskins: NFC East: win

Seahawks: NFC West: win AND 49ers loss

VIKINGS: NFC wild card: win

BEARS: NFC wild card: win AND Vikings loss

COWBOYS: NFC East: win

Giants: NFC wild card: win AND losses by Bears, Vikings AND Cowboys

TexanS: First-round bye: win OR Patriots loss or Broncos loss

Broncos: First-round bye: win OR Patriots loss

PATRIOTS: First-round bye: win AND Texans loss OR Broncos loss

COLTS: Clinched No. 5 seed

BENGALS: Clinched No. 6 seed

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