Playoff Possibilities : Here's what might happen this weekend, according to the league:

AFC EAST

* BUFFALO: Clinched division title and will play host to a first-round game.

* INDIANAPOLIS: Can clinch a playoff spot with a victory or a Seattle loss and either a Miami loss or an Oakland loss.

* MIAMI: Can clinch a playoff spot with a victory and one of the following: an Indianapolis loss or tie; a San Diego loss or tie; an Oakland loss or tie; or a Seattle victory. Can also clinch with an Oakland loss and a Seattle loss or an Indianapolis victory and a San Diego loss and either an Oakland loss or a Seattle loss.

AFC CENTRAL

* PITTSBURGH: Clinched division title and first-round bye. Can clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a victory and a Kansas City loss.

AFC WEST

* KANSAS CITY: Clinched division title and first-round bye. Can clinch home-field advantage throughout playoffs with a victory or tie or a Pittsburgh loss or tie.

* OAKLAND: Can clinch a playoff spot with a victory and either a Seattle loss or any two of the following: an Indianapolis loss, a Miami loss and a San Diego loss.

* SAN DIEGO: Can clinch playoff spot with a victory or either an Oakland loss and a Seattle loss or an Indianapolis loss and either a Miami loss or a Seattle loss.

* SEATTLE: Can clinch playoff spot with a victory and any of the following: an Indianapolis loss or tie; a Miami loss or tie; or a San Diego loss or tie.

* DENVER: Can clinch playoff spot with a victory and an Indianapolis loss and a Seattle victory and either a Miami loss or a San Diego loss.

NFC EAST

* DALLAS: Clinched playoff spot. Can clinch division title and first-round bye with a victory or tie or a Philadelphia loss or tie. Can clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with either a victory or tie and a San Francisco loss.

* PHILADELPHIA: Clinched playoff spot. Can clinch division title and first-round bye with a victory and a Dallas loss. Can clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a victory and a Dallas loss and a San Francisco loss.

NFC CENTRAL

* GREEN BAY: Clinched playoff spot. Can clinch division title with victory or tie or a Detroit loss or tie.

* DETROIT: Clinched playoff spot. Can clinch division title with a victory and a Green Bay loss.

* MINNESOTA: Can clinch a playoff spot with a victory and a Chicago loss or tie and an Atlanta loss or tie.

* CHICAGO: Can clinch a playoff spot with a victory and an Atlanta loss or tie.

NFC WEST

* SAN FRANCISCO: Clinched division title and first-round bye. Can clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a victory or a Dallas loss and a Philadelphia loss or tie.

* ATLANTA: Can clinch a playoff spot with a victory or a Minnesota loss and a Chicago loss and a St. Louis loss.

* ST. LOUIS: Can clinch a playoff spot with a victory and a Minnesota loss and a Chicago loss and an Atlanta loss.

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