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On this final day of the regular NFL schedule, the playoff draw is almost complete. Six teams have already secured their place in the National Conference and six others have already qualified for the American.
The fight to reach the qualifiers is not over, however, while several clubs still have a chance to sneak in today.
The Kansas City Chiefs secured their place at the top of the AFC with their victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday, while the Jacksonville Jaguars earned their ticket by defeating and eliminating the Tennessee Titans a few hours later.
Here are the Week 18 scenarios that will see teams qualify for the playoffs that begin on January 14. Fourteen teams will enter, seven from each association.
The playoffs so far (before Sunday’s games):
Patriots (7) c. Bills (2)
Ravens (6) c. Bengals (3)
Chargers (5) c. Jaguars (4)
Pass: Chiefs (1)
Clubs guaranteed a place in the qualifiers: Bills (Eastern Division Champions), Chiefs (West), Bengals (North), Jaguars (South), Ravens and Chargers.
Seahawks (7) c. 49ers (2)
Giants (6) c. Vikings (3)
Cowboys (5) c. Buccaneers (4)
Pass: Eagles (1)
Clubs guaranteed a place in the qualifiers: 49ers (West Division champions), Vikings (North), Buccaneers (South), Eagles, Cowboys and Giants.
The scenarios for the playoffs in the AFC:
With their win, combined with the defeat of the New England Patriots (8-9), the Miami Dolphins qualify for the playoffs.
Despite their victory, the Steelers (9-8) are eliminated.
The Jaguars won the AFC South Division Championship and formalized the 4e rank by beating the Tennessee Titans.
The Chiefs formalized their first place in the AFC by beating the Las Vegas Raiders. If the Bills win on Sunday and face the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, the duel will be played on neutral ground.
The scenarios for the playoffs in the NFC:
Opponent: New York Giants at 4:25 p.m.
The Eagles will secure home-court advantage in the NFC playoffs if:
Cowboys loss + 49ers loss
The Eagles will win the East Division Championship if:
Opponent: Arizona Cardinals at 4:25 p.m.
The 49ers will secure home-court advantage in the NFC playoffs if:
Victory + Defeat of the Eagles
Opponent: Washington Commanders at 4:25 p.m.
The Cowboys will secure home-court advantage in the NFC playoffs if:
Win + Eagles loss + 49ers loss
The Cowboys will win the East Division Championship if:
Eagles win + loss
Opponent: Los Angeles Rams at 4:25 p.m.
The Seahawks advance to the playoffs if:
Packers win + loss
Opponent: Detroit Lions at 8:20 p.m.
The Packers advance to the playoffs if:
Opponent: Green Bay Packers at 8:20 p.m.
Lions advance to the playoffs if:
Seahawks win + loss