NFL play­offs: who needs what to clinch

The Pak Banker - - I Nternational -

NEW YORK: Three di­vi­sion ti­tles re­main un­de­cided head­ing into the fi­nal week of the NFL sea­son: the AFC South, NFC South and NFC West.

In­di­anapo­lis wins the AFC South by beat­ing vis­it­ing Ten­nessee on Sun­day, or if Jack­sonville loses at Hous­ton. The win­ner of Sun­day's game in Seat­tle be­tween the Rams and Sea­hawks wins the NFC West.

While the AFC wild cards be­long to the Jets and ei­ther the Ravens or Steel­ers - which­ever doesn't take the AFC North - five teams have shots at NFC wild cards: At­lanta, New Or­leans, Green Bay, Tampa Bay and the New York Giants.

So the AFC is not very com­pli­cated, with New Eng­land the East win­ner, Kansas City cham­pion of the West, and ei­ther Bal­ti­more or Pitts­burgh tak­ing the North. The Steel­ers hold the tiebreaker over the Ravens and are at Cleve­land on Sun­day. Bal­ti­more hosts Cincin­nati.

The Chiefs and the AFC South win­ner will host a wild­card round play­off game. Things are more un­set­tled in the NFC, where Chicago (North) and Philadel­phia (East) own di­vi­sion ti­tles. Seat­tle (6-9) could be­come the first di­vi­sion win­ner in NFL his­tory with a los­ing record if it beats St. Louis (7-8) in their fi­nale, which has been flexed to a Sun­day night game. -Ap

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