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NFL Week 17 Sunday Schedule: Vikings, Colts, Titans, Ravens can all clinch with wins

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Can Minnesota beat the Bears to make it to the postseason? Who will win the Colts-Titans game on SNF to get in as the 6th seed in the AFC? Tune in to find out.

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For some NFL teams — the Green Bay Packers for example — the end of the 2018 season is nigh, and fans are eager for the year to come to a close. Other franchises are fighting tooth and nail to get to the postseason, however, and the situations are pretty straightforward as we watch the action around the league on the final Sunday of the regular season.

Only two divisions remain undecided, as the AFC North and West divisions still have yet to settle their champions for this season. In the North, the Baltimore Ravens are in with a win, but a loss opens up the door for the Pittsburgh Steelers to sneak into the postseason. The West’s top two teams are fighting for the conference’s best record; the Chiefs will get the division title and home-field advantage in the AFC with a victory, while the Chargers need Kansas City to drop a game to have the opportunity to claim that for themselves. Whichever of those two teams does not win the division earns the fifth seed as the first Wild Card.

The sixth seed in the AFC is down to a pair of AFC South teams that play one another on Sunday. Thus, the fact that the Colts-Titans contest is a win-and-you’re-in matchup means it gets the Sunday Night Football timeslot this week.

In the NFC, all four divisions are locked up, though the Rams could lose out on a first-round bye with a loss to the 49ers and a Bears victory on Sunday. The Seahawks have clinched a playoff berth, however, while the Vikings can do the same with a win today. If the Bears beat the Vikings, Philadelphia could earn that final NFC playoff spot by beating Washington.

All of the games that decide who’s in the postseason will take place in the afternoon or evening, while a few of the early games have some bearing on the seeding of some of the divisional winners.

Join us here at APC as we follow along with all of today’s action throughout this final Sunday of the season.

Early Games

All games at 1:00 PM ET (12:00 Noon CT)

New York Jets at New England Patriots

Gillette Stadium
Foxboro, MA
CBS

Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans

NRG Stadium
Houston, TX
CBS

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills

New Era Field
Buffalo, NY
CBS

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

Lambeau Field
Green Bay, WI
FOX

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants

MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
FOX

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints

Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, LA
FOX

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
FOX

Afternoon Games

All games at 4:25 PM Eastern (3:25 PM Central)

Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens

M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore, MD
CBS

Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs

Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, MO
CBS

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers

Heinz Field
Pittsburgh, PA
CBS

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos

Broncos Field at Mile High
Denver, CO
CBS

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

U.S. Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN
FOX

San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles, CA
FOX

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington

FedEx Field
Landover, MD
FOX

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks

CenturyLink Field
Seattle, WA
FOX

Sunday Night Football

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans

7:20 PM CT (8:20 ET)
Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN
NBC