We're down to Week 17 and there are several playoff scenarios remaining to be sorted out in each conference during the final games. Unlike previous weeks,á I'm going to do two separate previews, so that I can properly sort out the key games in each conference and how they effect the playoffs. Read my NFC picks here.
The AFC Playoff Picture
In the AFC, things are still pretty wide open with the exception of Indianapolis and San Diego, which have both clinched the first and second seeds, respectively.
The third and fourth seeds will go to the New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals, although it hasn't quite been settled which team will get the higher seeding.
By beating the Houston Texans, the Patriots can lock up that No. 3 seed. There is some speculation ...
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Article written by Kelly W. Patterson