Three teams can wrap up playoff berths this weekend


With five weeks of season left, the bottom of the playoff race is still a muddled mess, especially in the AFC.

But three teams at the top could punch their ticket this weekend, as the Broncos, Chiefs and Seahawks can all clinch their postseason berths in Week 13.

The league sent out the complete scenarios today, and they get a little thick. Denver and Kansas City can each clinch with a win (the two 9-2 teams play each other Sunday at 4:25 p.m.) and a combination of at least three other results.

The 10-1 Seahawks are practically guaranteed one already headed into their game Monday with the Saints, since they lead the NFC West by three games with five to play.

They can secure a berth with a win over the Saints and a loss by either the Cardinals or the 49ers, among five possibilities which include them tying the Saints and getting certain results from games involving the Cowboys and Bears and Lions.

Basically, they’re in.

But they can make it official this weekend.