There are only three weeks remaining in the NFL regular season, and while some teams have already secured a playoff berth, many are still fighting for a chance to play deep into January.
The Atlanta Falcons punched their ticket by clinching the NFC South, but they are the only team to secure a spot in the NFC thus far.
The AFC picture is much clearer. The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos locked down their divisions, and the Houston Texans are guaranteed at least a playoff berth, but haven’t sewn up the AFC South.
That technically leaves five divisions and four wild card spots up for grabs, with the NFC races being the tightest.
Let’s take a look at each team currently in contention, and where they stand.
Houston Texans (11-2): A win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15, and the division is theirs. Should Denver and New England lose this week as well, Houston will have a first-round bye.
New England Patriots (10-3) :...