NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

EAST

PHILADELPHIA • Clinches division title with a win or tie.

DALLAS • Clinches division title with a win.

NORTH

CHICAGO • Clinches division title with a win or tie.

GREEN BAY • Clinches division title with a win.

SOUTH

CAROLINA • Has clinched playoff spot. Clinches division title and a first-round bye with a win or tie OR a New Orleans loss or tie. Clinches top seed for NFC playoffs with a win, a Seattle loss and a San Francisco win.

NEW ORLEANS • Clinches division title and a first-round bye with a win and a Carolina loss. Clinches a playoff spot with a win OR: 1) A tie and an Arizona loss or tie. 2) An Arizona loss.

WEST

SEATTLE • Has clinched playoff spot. Clinches division title and top seed for NFC playoffs with a win or tie.

SAN FRANCISCO • Has clinched playoff spot. Clinches division title and a first-round bye with a win and a Seattle loss. Clinches division title and top seed for NFC playoffs with a win, a Seattle loss and a Carolina loss or tie.

ARIZONA • Clinches a playoff spot with a win and a New Orleans loss or tie OR a tie and a New Orleans loss.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

EAST

NEW ENGLAND • Has clinched division title. Clinches a first-round bye with a win or tie OR a Cincinnati loss or tie and an Indianapolis loss or tie. Clinches top seed for AFC playoffs with a win and a Denver loss.

MIAMI • Clinches a playoff spot with a win and a Baltimore loss or tie OR: 1) A win and a San Diego win. 2) A tie, a Baltimore loss and a San Diego loss or tie. 3) A tie and Baltimore and San Diego both tie.

NORTH

CINCINNATI • Has clinched division title. Clinches a first-round bye with a win and a New England loss.

BALTIMORE • Clinches a playoff spot with a win and a San Diego loss or tie OR: 1) A win and a Miami loss or tie. 2) A tie, a Miami loss and a San Diego loss or tie. 3) A tie, a Miami tie and a San Diego loss. 4) A loss, a San Diego loss and a Pittsburgh loss or tie

PITTSBURGH • Clinches a playoff spot with a win and losses by Miami, Baltimore and San Diego.

SOUTH

INDIANAPOLIS • Has clinched division title. Clinches a first-round bye with a win, a New England loss and a Cincinnati loss or tie.

WEST

DENVER • Has clinched division title and first-round bye. Clinches top seed for AFC playoffs with a win or tie OR a New England loss or tie.

KANSAS CITY • Has clinched playoff spot.

SAN DIEGO • Clinches a playoff spot with a win, a Miami loss or tie and a Baltimore loss or tie OR: a tie and losses by Miami and Baltimore.

Dan Caesar is the sports media critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.