Nine teams that haven’t clinched playoff berths yet can clinch by winning out

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With two weeks left in the season, nine teams that haven’t already clinched playoff berths control their playoff destiny.

Those teams are the Bills, Colts, Titans, Patriots, Bengals, Dolphins, Raiders, 49ers and Eagles. Those nine teams haven’t clinched yet, but know they are in the playoffs if they win their last two games.

All nine of those teams can’t win out, because some of them play each other: The Dolphins play the Titans this week and the Patriots next week, and the Raiders and Colts play this week.

Six teams have already clinched playoff berths: The Chiefs have won the AFC West, the Packers have won the NFC North, the Cowboys have won the NFC East, the Buccaneers have won the NFC South and the Cardinals and Rams have both clinched at least a wild card.

6 responses to “Nine teams that haven’t clinched playoff berths yet can clinch by winning out

  1. The Pats will be the first real opponent for the dolphins in a half season. Let’s see if their streak is real or not.

  2. Not sure if the Patriots make or not but Mac Jones has had a fine rookie year. Fans comparing him to Brady are doing him a disservice. Appreciate Mac for what he has shown us and hope for more next year is the right thing to do.

  3. Mac Jones does have a fine rookie season. However, his upside is low. He’ll never carry his team like Brady or Mahomes does. There are at least 6-7 QBs in AFC better than him right now. He’ll end up being a safe version of Jimmy G (nice 7 YPC). But if he’s called to lead a comeback he’ll mostly come up short.

  4. Mac is a ROOKIE….For anyone to even think they know what his potential is or isn’t based on his 1st year in the pros is nothing but pure lip service….. that said, I love what I see so far & look forward to seeing him develop, he was a winner in college & he looks to be a winner in the pros… just how big or how much has yet to be revealed

  5. Time will tell who the better conference is this year but clearly with all the top NFC teams clinching already it shows the lack of overall NFC depth. Does it also mean the AFC has a lack of top tier teams, or that they’re deeper over all. Perhaps both are true.

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