The end of the NFL season is fast approaching, and it is shaping up to be quite the wild ending.
The top seven teams in the AFC are in contention for the No. 2 seed with five of them to yet clinch a playoff spot. The Panthers and 49ers are tied for the second-best record in the NFC, but still sit in fifth and sixth place, respectively.
What if the season were to end today? What would it look like for the NFL's top contenders to make it to the Super Bowl?
Let's take a look, from the three easiest postseason paths to the three hardest around the league.