NFL Playoff Scenarios: Who Will Most Impact His Team's Postseason Chances?

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NFL Playoff Scenarios: Who Will Most Impact His Team's Postseason Chances?
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It is a bit of a cop-out to say that each quarterback will have the most impact on his team's chances at a postseason run. Although that argument could easily be made, there are plenty of other high-profile players who will have a huge impact on this weekend's NFL playoff scenarios.

Russell Wilson and as many as two other rookie QBs could be leading their teams into the playoffs once Week 17's action winds down on Sunday evening, though.

Take a look at the postseason picture as it stands entering this weekend's high stakes action. Then, read on to check out which players will most significantly determine their respective franchise's potential playoff destinies.

 

NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

DIVISION LEADERS
 No. 1 Seed Atlanta Falcons (13-2) Clinched NFC South & Home-Field Advantage
 No. 2 Seed Green Bay Packers (11-4) Clinched NFC North
 No. 3 Seed San Francisco 49ers (10-4-1) Lead NFC West; Clinched Playoff Berth 
 No. 4 Seed Washington Redskins (9-6) Lead NFC East

 

WILD CARD LEADERS
 No. 5 Seed Seattle Seahawks (10-5); Clinched Playoff Berth
 No. 6 Seed Minnesota Vikings (9-6)

 

IN THE HUNT
 Chicago Bears (9-6)
 Dallas Cowboys (8-7)
 New York Giants (8-7)

 

AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

DIVISION LEADERS
 No. 1 Seed Houston Texans (12-3) Clinched AFC South
 No. 2 Seed Denver Broncos (12-3) Clinched AFC West
 No. 3 Seed New England Patriots (11-4) Clinched AFC East
 No. 4 Seed Baltimore Ravens (10-5) Clinched AFC North

 

WILD CARD LEADERS
 No. 5 Seed Indianapolis Colts (10-5); Clinched Playoff Berth
 No. 6 Seed Cincinnati Bengals (9-6); Clinched Playoff Berth
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