The NFL playoff races are heating up and the picture should be much clearer following Week 16. Both conferences could see their top seeds decided, with AFC having all their playoff teams potentially locked-in heading into Week 17. The NFC could have four of it's six teams decided heading into the final week.
With the playoffs on the line, the NFL schedule for Week 16 features a few potential playoff previews, with other games playing big roles in deciding who makes the playoffs and where teams are seeded. While a number of games have playoff implications, these are the most crucial in Week 16 that shape the playoff picture.