ICYMI: Week 16 NFL Playoffs Scenarios

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Week 16 of the regular  season is upon us, and many teams are squarely in the hunt for a berth in the NFL playoffs this week. The Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers are all fighting for the No. 6 seed in the AFC, while the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots are fighting for the No. 2 seed and a critical first-round bye.

The playoffs are beginning to take shape with three teams having clinched playoff berths with three weeks remaining. Week 15 will provide several other teams with opportunities to clinch playoff berths, including the Bengals, who will be looking to accomplish that feat at hove vs. the Minnesota Vikings.

But they’ll need the Dolphins to lose to the Buffalo Bills clinch a playoff berth, and the Ravens need to lose to the Patriots for them to clinch the AFC North.

There’s still a lot to be determined as far as playoff matchups and who even makes it to the postseason to compete for the Super Bowl. Here’s the full schedule for Week 16 with the games bolded that will impact the NFL playoffs

SUN, DEC 22 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
Minnesota at Cincinnati 1:00 PM

FOX

Paul Brown Stadium
New Orleans at Carolina 1:00 PM

FOX

Bank of America Stadium
Miami at Buffalo 1:00 PM

CBS

Ralph Wilson Stadium
Indianapolis at Kansas City 1:00 PM

CBS

Arrowhead Stadium
Tampa Bay at St. Louis 1:00 PM

FOX

Edward Jones Dome
Cleveland at NY Jets 1:00 PM

CBS

MetLife Stadium
Dallas at Washington 1:00 PM

FOX

FedEx Field
Tennessee at Jacksonville 1:00 PM

CBS

EverBank Field
Denver at Houston 1:00 PM

CBS

Reliant Stadium
NY Giants at Detroit 4:05 PM

FOX

Ford Field
Arizona at Seattle 4:05 PM

FOX

CenturyLink Field
Pittsburgh at Green Bay 4:25 PM

CBS

Lambeau Field
Oakland at San Diego 4:25 PM

CBS

Qualcomm Stadium
New England at Baltimore 4:25 PM

CBS

M&T Bank Stadium
Chicago at Philadelphia 8:30 PM

NBC

Lincoln Financial Field
MON, DEC 23 TIME (ET)

TV

LOCATION
Atlanta at San Francisco 8:30 PM

ESPN

Watch ESPN

Candlestick Park

As you can see, there are just only two games this week that don’t have postseason implications in them.

 

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