Four teams can clinch division titles this weekend

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With four weeks left in the regular season, the playoff picture is coming into focus and the race for four division titles could come to an end this weekend.

The NFL has released the playoff clinching scenarios for Week 14 and they include two teams in each division that can wrap up home games in the postseason. The Patriots can clinch the AFC East with a win or a Bills loss while the Steelers will be AFC North champs if they beat the Ravens. The Steelers can also clinch a playoff spot with a Bills loss.

In the NFC, the Eagles will take the East with a win over the Rams or a Cowboys loss to the Giants. The Vikings will wrap up the North with a win or losses by both the Lions and Packers.

Three other teams can wrap up playoff berths, although none of them can do it by simply winning their games.

JAGUARS

If the Dolphins, Bills, Chargers and Jets all lose while the Jags beat the Seahawks, Jacksonville will have a playoff spot booked.

RAMS

If the Rams beat the Eagles, they’ll need losses from the Falcons, Packers, Lions, Panthers and Cowboys to ensure a playoff trip.

SAINTS

The Saints don’t need to have quite as many results go their way if they beat the Falcons on Thursday night. A Panthers loss coupled with a loss by either the Lions or Cowboys would do the trick as would losses by the Lions and Packers.

31 responses to “Four teams can clinch division titles this weekend

  1. The good teams are mentioned in this article. For some teams, it’s just playing out the season. And wondering about their decline.

  2. Don’t all the teams have to interview a minority candidate before they make the playoffs?

    Is there a Rooney Rule equivalent to making the playoffs or for some odd reason are the best teams the ones that make it?

  3. This is when the typical dirty teams take the cheap shops since they realize their season is over (Miami)….. Of course, Pitt is the exception as they are cheap all year long.

  4. Playoffs and Rams in the same sentence, and not talking about missing them again! This has been a great season for us die hard Rams fans who have suffered a long time. Not sure how they would do in the playoffs, but just being a team in the conversation is a win for me. Gonna enjoy this ride no matter how far it goes.

  5. Most reports disrespect the Titans but this takes the biscuit.

    How can Jacksonville possibly win the AFC south dependent on all those other divisional leaders losing yet not rely on their divisional opponents losing WHO HAVE THE SAME RECORD, not forgetting the tiebreaker right now?

  6. @coutre says:
    Don’t all the teams have to interview a minority candidate before they make the playoffs? Is there a Rooney Rule equivalent to making the playoffs or for some odd reason are the best teams the ones that make it?
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    Bigotry rears its ugly head in every occasion. To draw that connection to the list of potential division winners indicates a serious lack of intelligence and a strong sense of privilege.

  7. canadianfan33 says:
    December 6, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    Playoffs and Rams in the same sentence, and not talking about missing them again! This has been a great season for us die hard Rams fans who have suffered a long time. Not sure how they would do in the playoffs, but just being a team in the conversation is a win for me. Gonna enjoy this ride no matter how far it goes.
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    I don’t know any more than anyone else, but I think the Rams look pretty damned good!
    Enjoy watching your team in the post-season! I sure wouldn’t write them off against anyone!

  8. This has been a great season for us die hard Rams fans who have suffered a long time.

    >>

    Original Rams fan, or subplant from St. Louis. Just curious

  9. Hate to say it, but we need a Vikings win this weekend. Rooting for the Saints as well.

    And is it me or is it surreal to see the two biggest trolls on Pft talking to each other about the Packers….again. Man we occupy some headspace to the west.

  10. Frazier28/7 says:

    December 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    This has been a great season for us die hard Rams fans who have suffered a long time.

    >>

    Original Rams fan, or subplant from St. Louis. Just curious

    I have only been watching football since the late 90’s, I grew up in a hockey house lol. I have been a Rams fan the entire time. Long enough to go through the worst stretch of football in history, so this is definitely a welcomed change.

  11. thnomc says:
    December 6, 2017 at 1:04 pm
    Most reports disrespect the Titans but this takes the biscuit.

    How can Jacksonville possibly win the AFC south dependent on all those other divisional leaders losing yet not rely on their divisional opponents losing WHO HAVE THE SAME RECORD, not forgetting the tiebreaker right now?
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    Chill, dude, they said Jacksonville can clinch the playoffs, not win the division; the article says only the Pats, Steelers, Eagles, and Vikings can clinch their divisions.

  12. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    December 6, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    I think the iggles got problems
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    Whether that may be true or not, we all shall see, now won’t we. One thing is for certain though, your unhealthy obsession with the Eagles clearly shows you definitely have problems!!

  13. I’ve been a Rams fan since the mid-70’s and grew up to seven consecutive NFC West titles. After the last three coaching regimes, I forgot how sweet it is to still be talking playoffs 12 games into the season. Whatever happens the rest of the way, I’m going to enjoy the ride.

  14. I see us rotating our starters in-an-out for the rest of season once we clinch the division, but not too much because you don’t want them to be rusty over the bye once the playoffs start.

  15. No way the Bills lose to the Colts so the Pats will have to win their game which if they run the ball on offense and force some turnovers they should be able to do.

  16. boisestatewhodat says:

    The Saints are coming! That spells doom for the Vikings.
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    whodat doesn’t remember the Vikings already defeated the Saints. And we defeated the Rams, who also defeated the Saints.

    The Falcons want to get in the playoffs too – and you have to play them twice. If they can sweep your Saints – it’s possible New Orleans doesn’t even make the playoffs.

    Not guaranteeing the Vikings will win IF we meet in the playoffs. If we do, it most likely will be at US Bank Stadium.

  17. Now why would the Vikings want to win the division this weekend and vanquish the Packers hopes?
    String it out and give the Packers a chance.

  18. canadianfan33 says:

    I have only been watching football since the late 90’s, I grew up in a hockey house lol. I have been a Rams fan the entire time. Long enough to go through the worst stretch of football in history, so this is definitely a welcomed change.

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    Late 90’s you say…

    That’s not even close to the “worst stretch of football in history”.

    Heck, the Rams won the SB in 99 (that alone means that stretch can’t be the worst). The also lost a SB (nothing to be ashamed of) in 2001 and made the playoffs in 2000, 2003 and 2004.

    If you want to see the “worst” check out the futility of the Green Bay Packers from the start of the 1968 season through the end of the 1992 season. Only 3 of those years did they manage to win more than 8 games.

  19. boisestatewhodat says:
    December 6, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    The Saints are coming! That spells doom for the Vikings.

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    Yeah- because it took Brees all the way to the 2 minute warning to get in the endzone against the Vikings.

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