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Playoff-clinching scenarios for Week 16 in NFL

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There's only two more weeks left in the regular season, which means plenty of teams will be looking to solidify their postseason standing over the next 14 days.

The Jacksonville Jaguars secured their first playoff berth since 2007 in Week 14 and can lock up the AFC South with a win this Sunday. The Los Angeles Rams also can end a long playoff drought this Sunday with a win over the Tennessee Titans.

Check out all of the playoff clinching scenarios for Week 16 below. You can also follow along with NFL.com's official playoff picture.

AFC


CLINCHED: Pittsburgh -- AFC North; New England -- AFC East; Jacksonville -- playoff berth

New England Patriots

New England clinches homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs:

1) NE win + PIT loss + JAX loss or tie

New England clinches a first-round bye:

1) NE win + PIT loss

2) NE win + JAX loss or tie

3) NE tie + JAX loss

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh clinches a first-round bye:

1) PIT win + JAX loss or tie

2) PIT tie + JAX loss

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville clinches AFC South:

1) JAX win or tie

2) TEN loss or tie

Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City clinches AFC West:

1) KC win

2) LAC loss

3) KC tie + LAC tie

NFC


CLINCHED: Philadelphia -- NFC East and first-round bye; Minnesota -- NFC North

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia clinches homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs:

1) PHI win

Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota clinches a first-round bye:

1) MIN win + CAR loss or tie

Los Angeles Rams

Rams clinch NFC West:

1) LAR win or tie

2) SEA loss or tie

Rams clinch a playoff berth:

1) DET loss or tie + CAR loss + ATL loss

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans clinches NFC South:

1) NO win + CAR loss

New Orleans clinches a playoff berth:

1) NO win or tie

2) DAL-SEA tie

Carolina Panthers

Carolina clinches a playoff berth:

1) CAR win or tie

2) DAL-SEA tie

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta clinches a playoff berth:

1) ATL win

2) ATL tie + DAL-SEA tie + DET loss or tie

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