Looking forward to the penultimate week 16 of the regular NFL season, there is still plenty of room to win for the NFL Playoffs.
While the three teams have won their divisions and the other five are certain that they will make it to the playoffs, four more points remain and the ability to take a little break in the final round makes it more palatable.
At AFC, Baltimore Ravens won the leadership positions in the North and Kansas City in the West. Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots defended their playoffs but still had to fight for the final spot in AFC East when they faced Gillette Stadium.
Patriots now have a victory first, so if they don’t lose to Bills, the reigning champions will win their share. Elsewhere in the AFC, Houston Texans are joining AFC South with a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road.
NFC has only one established split winner and it’s Drew Brees leading New Orleans Saints, who has won NFC South with a wide margin.
However, the four teams in NFC have the same 11-3 record so the battle for the first round is goodbye. Green Bay Packers are one of those four teams and they can guarantee their division by defeating rival Minnesota Vikings, who can then secure a playoff berth by not losing that match.
The difficult 7-7 situation in NFC East could be over, if the Dallas Cowboys beat rivals Philadelphia Eagles in the City of Brotherly Love – both teams 7-7 with Dallas currently own a break-break due to Win the first encounter. Winning the cowboy means they can advance to the playoffs with a score of 8-8.
While a lot of teams are facing the opportunity to take their places and ease the pressure until the final week, there are five teams fighting for two play-off positions at AFC and four teams in NFC.
Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers are the most likely candidates to proceed at the AFC but the challengers of Tennessee Titans and even Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders are still alive – almost none, but still alive. In NFC, it belongs to the Dallas and Philadelphia battles, while the Los Angeles Rams remain absent from NFC West and the Minnesota Vikings are still unsure.