In a Week 16 schedule packed with games that have playoff implications, nine teams have a chance at clinching postseason berths.
The NFL has released all of the playoff scenarios for Week 16, and they show that the Seahawks, Broncos, Chiefs and Colts are already in the playoffs, while the Patriots, Bengals, Ravens, Dolphins, Saints, Panthers, 49ers, Eagles and Bears all have clinching scenarios this week.
(Yes, that’s 13 teams and only 12 teams make the playoffs. Obviously, some of those clinching scenarios are mutually exclusive.)
Here’s a quick rundown of what each team with a clinching scenario needs to do:
Denver clinches the AFC West and a first-round bye with a win and a Kansas City loss, and clinches home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win, a Kansas City loss and a New England loss.
New England clinches the AFC East with a win or a Miami loss. New England also clinches a first-round bye with a win and losses by Cincinnati and Indianapolis. And New England can clinch a playoff spot even with a loss this week, if Cincinnati also loses.
Cincinnati clinches the AFC North with a win and a Baltimore loss. Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with a win and a Miami loss.
Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with a win, a Miami loss and a San Diego loss.
Miami clinches a playoff spot with a win, a Baltimore loss and a Cincinnati loss.
Seattle clinches the NFC West and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with a win or a San Francisco loss.
New Orleans clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with a win. New Orleans can also clinch a playoff spot even with a loss, as long as Arizona also loses.
Carolina clinches a playoff spot with a win, or with losses by both Arizona and San Francisco.
San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with a win or an Arizona loss.
Philadelphia clinches the NFC East with a win and a Dallas loss.
Chicago clinches the NFC North with a win, a Detroit loss and a Green Bay loss.