As the NFL regular season enters Week 18, many teams are still vying for playoff spots and division titles. The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens are the only teams to have secured the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences.
In the NFC, the East division is still up for grabs. The Dallas Cowboys can clinch the division with a win or if the Philadelphia Eagles lose or tie. On the other hand, the Eagles can secure the division with a win and a Cowboys loss or tie. It’s a tight race that could come down to the wire.
In the AFC, the East division is also still undecided. The Buffalo Bills can secure the division with a win against the Miami Dolphins. However, the Dolphins have a chance to clinch a playoff spot with a win or tie against the Bills.
In the AFC South, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, and Houston Texans are all still in the running. The Jaguars can win the division by winning or tying against the Tennessee Titans and a loss or tie by the Colts and Texans. The Colts, on the other hand, can clinch the division with a win against the Texans and a loss or tie by the Jaguars. Likewise, the Texans can secure the division with a win against the Colts and a loss or tie by the Jaguars.
In the NFC South, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons are all still in contention. The Buccaneers can win the division with a win or tie and a loss or tie by the Saints. Speaking of the Saints, they can clinch the division with a win and a Buccaneers loss or tie. Meanwhile, the Falcons have a slim chance of securing a playoff spot by winning against the Saints and a loss by the Buccaneers to the Carolina Panthers.
Other teams fighting for playoff berths include the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, and the NFC East and AFC wild card spots. The Packers can clinch a playoff spot with a win against the Chicago Bears, a tie by the Seahawks, and losses or ties by the Saints and Buccaneers. On the other hand, the Seahawks can make it to the playoffs with a win against the Arizona Cardinals and a loss or tie by the Packers or a tie by the Packers and losses or ties by the Buccaneers and Saints.
With all these playoff scenarios in the mix, Week 18 promises to be an exciting and crucial week for teams attempting to secure their spots in the postseason. Football fans will be eagerly watching as the final playoff spots and seedings are determined.