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REPORT: BILLICK GETS INTERVIEW WITH BILLS

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Former Ravens coach Brian Billick is expected to interview for the Buffalo Bills' head coaching job, Yahoo Sports reported Saturday.

The report attributes the information to three unnamed sources and quotes Billick as saying he had not had any contact "so far" with the Bills.

Billick, who led the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory in 2001, is currently a Fox Sports football analyst. The interview would be Billick's first for a head coaching job since the Ravens fired him after the 2007 season.

The Bills (5-10) fired coach Dick Jauron in November, and Perry Fewell was named interim head coach.

Saints: : Drew Brees will get some rest in New Orleans' regular-season finale at Carolina, likely keeping his NFL-record completion percentage intact.

Coach Sean Payton has decided to start Mark Brunell in place of the star quarterback for today's game.

If Brees doesn't play, as expected, his completion mark of 70.6 percent will break the record of 70.55 set by Ken Anderson with the Cincinnati Bengals in 1982.

Brees was aware of the record.

"When I was a rookie quarterback in San Diego, I looked up all the records," he said Thursday. "I just wanted to know, you know? So I knew them all by heart there for a while."

The Saints (13-2) already own the top seed for the NFC playoffs. With little at stake, they also decided to not play safety Darren Sharper and tight end David Thomas today.

Sharper has minor soreness in his left knee. He was listed as questionable Friday but was downgraded along with Thomas, who had been listed as doubtful with a calf injury.

Broncos: : Denver promoted wide receiver Matt Willis from its practice squad, an indication that Eddie Royal (neck) is unlikely to play today. To make room for Willis, the Broncos waived tackle Herb Taylor.

49ers: : San Francisco signed kicker Shane Andrus to start the team's season finale today at St. Louis.

PLAYOFF SCENARIOS

AFC

CLINCHED: Indianapolis-AFC South and home-field advantage; San Diego-AFC West and first-round bye; Cincinnati-AFC North; New England-AFC East

ELIMINATED: Cleveland, Kansas City, Oakland, Buffalo, Tennessee

* Ravens

- Clinch a playoff spot with a win

* N.Y. Jets

- Clinch a playoff spot with a win

* Denver

- Clinches a playoff spot with:

1) Win and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Ravens loss or tie OR

2) Win and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Pittsburgh loss or tie OR

3) Win and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Houston win OR

4) Win and Ravens loss or tie and Pittsburgh loss or tie OR

5) Win and Ravens loss or tie and Houston win OR

6) Pittsburgh loss and Ravens loss and Houston loss and Jacksonville loss OR

7) Pittsburgh loss and Ravens loss and Houston loss and N.Y. Jets loss OR

8) Pittsburgh loss and Ravens loss and Jacksonville loss and N.Y. Jets loss OR

9) Pittsburgh loss and Houston loss and Jacksonville loss and N.Y. Jets loss OR

10) N.Y. Jets loss and Ravens loss and Houston loss and Jacksonville loss or tie

* Pittsburgh

- Clinches a playoff spot with:

1) Win and Houston loss or tie and N.Y. Jets loss or tie OR

2) Win and Houston loss or tie and Ravens loss or tie OR

3) Win and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Ravens loss or tie and Denver loss or tie

* Houston

- Clinches a playoff spot with:

1) Win and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Ravens loss or tie OR

2) Win and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Denver loss or tie OR

3) Win and Ravens loss or tie and Denver loss or tie

* Jacksonville

- Clinches a playoff spot with:

1) Win and Pittsburgh loss and Ravens loss and Denver loss and Houston loss OR

2) Win and Pittsburgh loss and Ravens loss and Denver loss and N.Y. Jets loss OR

3) Win and Pittsburgh loss and Ravens loss and Houston loss and N.Y. Jets loss OR

4) Win and Pittsburgh loss and Denver loss and Houston loss and N.Y. Jets loss OR

5) Win and N.Y. Jets loss and Denver loss and Houston loss and Ravens loss

* Miami

- Clinches a playoff spot with:

1) Win and N.Y. Jets loss and Ravens loss and Houston loss and Jacksonville loss or tie

Ravens, N.Y. Jets, Denver, Pittsburgh and Houston can also make the playoffs if they tie this week in combination with various other results.

Jacksonville and Miami cannot make the playoffs with a tie.

NFC

CLINCHED: New Orleans-NFC South and home-field advantage; Minnesota-NFC North; Arizona-NFC West; Philadelphia, Green Bay and Dallas-playoff spot

ELIMINATED: Detroit, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Washington, Chicago, Seattle, Carolina, Atlanta, San Francisco, N.Y. Giants

* Minnesota

- Clinches a first-round bye with:

1) Minnesota win and Philadelphia loss or tie OR

2) Minnesota tie and Philadelphia loss

* Arizona

- Clinches a first-round bye with:

Win and Minnesota loss and Philadelphia loss

* Philadelphia

- Clinches NFC East with:

Win or tie

- Clinches first-round bye with:

1) Win OR

2) Tie and Minnesota loss or tie

* Dallas

- Clinches NFC East with:

Win

- Clinches a first-round bye with:

Win and Minnesota loss and Arizona loss or tie

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