Plenty can happen this Sunday in terms of the NFL Playoff Picture. As it stands, four teams - New England, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Chicago - are officially in. Who and where they will play still needs to be determined. To make it easy for you, here is a team-by-team breakdown of what needs to happen, and what the results could be:
CLINCHED: New England - playoff spot
Pittsburgh - playoff spot
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
New England clinches AFC East division and homefield advantage with:
1) NE win or tie OR
2) NYJ loss or tie
Pittsburgh clinches AFC North division and a first-round bye with:
1) PIT win + BAL loss
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Kansas City clinches AFC West division with:
1) KC win + SD loss or tie OR
2) KC tie + SD loss
Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:
1) BAL win or tie OR
2) KC loss + JAX loss or tie OR
3) KC loss + IND loss or tie OR
4) SD loss or tie + JAX loss or tie OR
5) SD loss or tie + IND loss or tie
NEW YORK JETS
New York Jets clinch a playoff spot with:
1) NYJ win or tie OR
2) JAX loss or tie OR
3) IND loss or tie
ROUNDUP: To put it in plain English, the Patriots can clinch home-field all the way to the Super Bowl with a win this Sunday. Pittsburgh, while in the playoffs, is still trying to wrap up the AFC North and a first-round BYE. They can do so with a win and a Baltimore loss. The Ravens play the Browns on Sunday.
The Ravens have a 'win and they're in' scenario on Sunday as well, and still have a shot at winning the North, though it will belong to Pittsburgh if they win out. Kansas City can win the AFC West with a win coupled with a loss by the Chargers, though like Pittsburgh, the Chiefs will win the West if they keep winning.
The New York Jets, like the Ravens are in the Playoffs with a win on Sunday.
CLINCHED: Chicago - NFC North
Atlanta - playoff spot
Atlanta clinches NFC South division and homefield advantage with:
1) ATL win or tie
Philadelphia clinches NFC East division with:
1) PHI win OR
2) PHI tie + NYG loss or tie OR
3) NYG loss
Philadelphia clinches a playoff spot with:
1) PHI tie OR
2) TB loss or tie
Chicago clinches a first-round bye with:
1) CHI win + PHI loss + NYG loss or tie
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:
1) NO win or tie OR
2) TB loss or tie
NEW YORK GIANTS
New York Giants clinch a playoff spot with:
1) NYG win
ROUNDUP: The Falcons can clinch the NFC South and home-field advantage with a win over the Saints on Sunday. The Saints, however, can keep their divisional hopes alive, and clinch a playoff spot themselves, with a win in the Georgia Dome.
If the Eagles win, they are the NFC East champs, though seeding will still need to be determined.
Chicago is already in, though they can clinch a first-round BYE with a win and losses by the Eagles and Giants.
Finally, the Giants, despite their collapse at home against the Eagles last Sunday are in with a win over the Green Bay Packers.