2018 NFL playoff scenarios for each contending team heading into the final week

1. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: Clinch the top seed in the conference with a win over the Oakland Raiders. If they lose or tie and the Chargers win at Denver, then L.A. would win the AFC West and earn the top seed. Kansas City would fall to a wild-card spot and the No. 5 seed.

2. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Clinch the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye with a home victory over the New York Jets. If they win and both the Chiefs and Chargers lose, New England would be the top seed. If the Patriots lose and the Houston Texans win at home over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston would be No. 2 and New England No. 3 and the Patriots would host a wild-card game.

3. HOUSTON TEXANS: Clinch the AFC South with a win over the Jaguars. If the Texans lose, the winner of the Indianapolis Colts-Tennessee Titans game would win the division and Houston would qualify …

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