The NFL added a 17th game this year, but it didn’t add much drama to the final weekend of the season.
The only game where the winner makes the playoffs and the loser goes home is the Sunday night game between the Chargers and Raiders.
In the unlikely event that Jacksonville would upset the Colts, they could both get in with a tie. The game was shifted to Sunday night because it has the most at stake.
The Colts can not only clinch a wild card spot with a win in Jacksonville, but they would eliminate the Pittsburgh-Baltimore winner.
Green Bay has already clinched the top seed in the NFC and Tennessee can clinch top seed in AFC by beating Houston.
Buffalo is expected to clinch the AFC East title with a victory over the Jets. If the Jets pulled off an upset, the Patriots can win the division with a win at Miami. If Buffalo wins, the Patriots get a wild card spot.
The Rams can clinch the NFC West by beating the 49ers. If Rams lose, Arizona can win the division by beating Seattle. If 49ers lose to Rams, New Orleans can win the final NFC wild card spot by beating Atlanta.
So if the favorites all win, Buffalo wins the AFC East, the Rams win NFC West, and the Colts get and Saints get wild card spots.
And winner of the Chargers-Raiders game gets a wild card spot.That means unless there are some upsets, there won’t be much drama in the last weekend of the season.