NFL Playoff Picture: Breaking Down What Week 16 Results Mean

« Prev
1 of 6
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
NFL Playoff Picture: Breaking Down What Week 16 Results Mean
Scott Halleran/Getty Images
After the Vikings got a much-needed victory on Sunday, Minnesota and Houston are heading in different directions.

Before Week 16, the NFL playoff picture had a number of potential outcomes.

But thanks to several key matchups, the playoffs have suddenly begun to come into focus. The Baltimore Ravens avoided a complicated scenario in Week 17. They're the AFC North champions, and the Cincinnati Bengals also punched their ticket to the playoffs by beating Pittsburgh.

There was also some shuffling in the NFC as the Green Bay Packers are now in control for a first-round bye after the 49ers lost to the Seattle Seahawks. Two NFC divisions are decided, but the other two divisions will be decided in the final week of the season.

In both conferences, there are still a handful of things still up for grabs.

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Out of Bounds

NFL

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.