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    2023-24 NFL Week 18 playoff scenarios: Texans clinch bid, Steelers need help following Saturday wins

    The Houston Texans clinched at least a wild-card berth and the Pittsburgh Steelers beefed up their playoff chances with their respective wins on Saturday. But both teams are still among those yet to have postseason scenarios decided.

    Four postseason bids and four division titles remain unclaimed as the NFL enters play Sunday. Below is a glimpse at all the scenarios for every team with playoff life remaining:

    AFC

    Clinched

    Up for grabs

    Pittsburgh Steelers (10-7, won vs. Ravens on Saturday)

    Pittsburgh clinches playoff berth with:

    1. Bills loss OR
    2. Jaguars loss or tie

    Buffalo Bills (10-6) at Miami (11-5); Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC​

    Buffalo clinches AFC East division title with:

    1. Bills win

    Buffalo clinches playoff berth with:

    1. Bills tie OR
    2. Jaguars loss or tie

    Houston Texans (10-7, won at Colts on Saturday)

    Houston clinches AFC South division title with:

    1. Jaguars loss or tie

    Jacksonville Jaguars (9-7) at Tennessee (5-11); Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

    Jacksonville clinches AFC South division title with:

    1. Jaguars win

    Miami Dolphins (11-5) vs. Buffalo (10-6); Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

    Miami clinches AFC East division title with:

    1. Dolphins win or tie

    GO DEEPER

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    NFC

    Clinched

    Up for grabs

    Atlanta Falcons (7-9) at New Orleans (8-8); Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

    Atlanta clinches NFC South division title with:

    1. Falcons win + Buccaneers loss

    Dallas Cowboys (11-5) at Washington (4-12); Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX

    Dallas clinches NFC East division title with:

    1. Cowboys win OR
    2. Cowboys tie + Eagles tie OR
    3. Eagles loss

    Green Bay Packers (8-8) vs. Chicago (7-9); Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

    Green Bay clinches playoff berth with:

    1. Packers win OR
    2. Packers tie + Seahawks loss or tie + Saints loss or tie OR
    3. Packers tie + Seahawks loss + Buccaneers loss OR
    4. Packers tie + Seahawks tie + Buccaneers loss or tie OR
    5. Vikings loss or tie + Seahawks loss + Buccaneers loss OR
    6. Vikings loss or tie + Seahawks loss + Saints loss

    GO DEEPER

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    Minnesota Vikings (7-9) at Detroit (11-5); Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

    Minnesota clinches playoff berth with:

    1. Vikings win + Packers loss + Seahawks loss + Buccaneers loss OR
    2. Vikings win + Packers loss + Seahawks loss + Saints loss

    New Orleans Saints (8-8) vs. Atlanta (7-9); Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

    New Orleans clinches NFC South division title with:

    1. Saints win + Buccaneers loss or tie OR
    2. Saints tie + Buccaneers loss

    New Orleans clinches playoff berth with:

    1. Saints win + Seahawks loss or tie + Packers loss or tie OR
    2. Saints tie + Seahawks loss + Packers loss

    Philadelphia Eagles (11-5) at N.Y. Giants (5-11); Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

    Philadelphia clinches NFC East division title with:

    1. Eagles win + Cowboys loss or tie OR
    2. Eagles tie + Cowboys loss

    Seattle Seahawks (8-8) at Arizona (4-12); Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX

    Seattle clinches playoff berth with:

    1. Seahawks win + Packers loss or tie OR
    2. Seahawks tie + Packers loss + Buccaneers loss or tie OR
    3. Seahawks tie + Packers loss + Saints loss or tie

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-8) at Carolina (2-14); Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

    Tampa Bay clinches NFC South division title with:

    1. Buccaneers win OR
    2. Buccaneers tie + Saints loss or tie

    Tampa Bay clinches playoff berth with:

    1. Buccaneers tie + Seahawks loss + Packers loss or tie

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