The playoffs are just around the corner and a number of teams are fighting for spots in the postseason.
With a number of key matchups in week 15, who needs to win in order to keep the dream alive?
Obviously the Packers are on the list, but what other teams in each division is included?
What teams can afford a loss this week, but will still be in the playoffs? Let us know what you think.
Current record: 8-5 (Third in NFC South)
Week 15 matchup: vs. Detroit Tigers
Why they need the win: The Buccaneers are a severe long shot to make the playoffs at this point. They will need to not only keep winning, but they need the Saints to start losing.
The Bucs need to keep winning to give themselves a shot.
Current record: 6-7 (Third in AFC West)
Week 15 matchup: vs. Denver Broncos
Why they need the win: Oakland has a perfect record in the AFC West, meaning they hold the tiebreaker over both the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers. With no team running away with the division, if both the Chargers and Chiefs stumble, the Raiders could sneak into the playoffs.
However, the only way for them to have a chance at their first playoff spot since 2002 is for the Raiders to keep winning.
Current record: 7-6 (Third in AFC East)
Week 15 matchup: vs. Buffalo Bills
Why they need the win: Believe it or not, the Dolphins are still clinging to life in the playoff hunt. If they win out, they will have 10 wins and could pass the Jets if they struggle to pick up their tenth win.
Are they a long shot? Absolutely. But there is still a chance, and stranger things have happened.
Current record: 9-4 (First in NFC North)
Week 15 matchup: at Minnesota Vikings
Why they need the win: The Bears are in first place in the division and do hold the tiebreakers over the Packers, who are just a game behind. But to keep themselves in the driver's seat, they could really use a win this week.
It is by no means a must win game, but the Bears should be thinking that way.
Current record: 8-5 (First in AFC West)
Week 15 matchup: at St. Louis Rams
Why they need the win: The Chargers are in the middle of their run to the AFC West crown, but the Chiefs are a half game up on San Diego, who already won this week. The problem for the Chiefs' playoff chances is that the Chargers own the division tiebreaker over Kansas City.
The Chiefs cannot afford to lose again this season and that starts today against the Rams. A loss this week almost certainly knocks the Chiefs out of the playoffs.
Current record: 8-5 (First in AFC South)
Week 15 matchup: at Indianapolis Colts
Why they need the win: The Jaguars can lock up a playoff berth with a win today against the Colts. A loss doesn't knock them out of playoff contention, but it does put quite a bit of pressure on them.
The Jaguars need a win this week to remove all doubt that they can lock up a playoff berth.
Current record: 6-7 (First in NFC West)
Week 15 matchup: vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Why they need the win: The Rams are close to their first playoff berth since 2004. But to lock up the NFC West, the Rams will probably need to win a few more games.
This week, a win over Kansas City will not only give the Rams another win to their record, but it will also give the Rams confidence that they can beat a playoff caliber team.
Current record: 6-7 (Second in NFC West)
Week 15 matchup: vs. Atlanta Falcons
Why they need the win: The Seahawks need a win this week to keep pace in the NFC playoff hunt. The Rams are leading the division, but the Seahawks are as close as any team can be to leading a division that is currently in second place.
If the Seahawks seriously want to make the playoffs, they need to find a way to beat the Falcons this week, which seems like an impossible task.
Current record: 8-5 (Second in NFC North)
Week 15 matchup: at New England Patriots
Why they need the win: If the Packers don't win this week, they could be nearly out of playoff contention during a season where many people thought they had a good chance to win the Super Bowl.
If the Packers lose this one, they will be two games back in the playoff race with two games left to play, almost an impossible task to overcome for a team as banged up as the Packers.
Current record: 7-6 (Second in AFC South)
Week 15 matchup: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Why they need the win: This is the definition of a must win for the Colts. If they lose, the Jaguars win the division and the Colts will be out of the playoffs. If they win, they still have a chance at a playoff berth.
It is that simple, win and you are still alive, lose and your playoff chances are dead.