As the AFC North champion Ravens prepare for their regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals, here's a look at the playoff scenarios for them and the rest of the NFL.
The Ravens have clinched along with the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and Bengals.
The Ravens can't get anything lower than the fourth seed and would host the Colts if the season was over today, but they can leapfrog the Patriots for the third spot if New England loses to the Miami Dolphins.
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The Colts are locked into the fifth seed, and the Bengals are locked into the sixth seed. If the Ravens become the third seed, they would host the Bengals in the first round of the playoffs.
The Texans can earn the top seed in the AFC if they beat the Colts this weekend.
The Broncos can earn the top seed if the Texans lose and the Broncos beat the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Patriots can earn the second seed if they finish tied with the Texans at 12-4 overall due to tiebreakers.
There is a scenario in which the Patriots can earn the top seed by beating the Dolphins, if Denver loses to Kansas City and the Colts defeat Houston. With all three teams 12-4, New England would earn the tiebreaker edge and the Broncos would fall to third overall behind the Texans.
Here are some other scenarios provided by the NFL:
The Texans clinch a first-round bye with a win or tie, a Patriots loss or tie or a Denver loss.
The Texans clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC postseason with a win or a tie plus a Denver loss or tie or a Patriots loss or tie plus a Denver loss.
For the Broncos, they clinch a first-round bye with a win or tie or a Patriots loss or tie.
The Broncos clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a win plus a Texans loss or tie or a Broncos tie and a Texans loss.
For the Patriots, they clinch a first-round bye with a win plus a Denver loss or a New England win plus a Texans loss.
The Patriots clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC postseason with a New England win plus a Denver loss plus a Texans loss.
In the NFC, the Atlanta Falcons have clinched the NFC South and home-field advantage.
The Green Bay Packers have clinched the NFC North and the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have clinched playoff spots.
The Packers clinch a first-round bye with a victory over the Minnesota Vikings or a tie in addition to a 49ers loss or tie or a 49ers loss plus a Seattle loss or tie.
The 49ers clinch the NFC West division title with a win or tie, or a Seahawks loss or tie.
The 49ers clinch a first-round bye with a win plus a Packers loss or tie, or a 49ers tie plus a Packers loss.