NFL Games and Scenarios to Watch for Sunday: Dec. 30

NFL Playoff Scenarios (AFC)

Texans at Colts:

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Arian Foster ran for 1,328 yards and 14 TDs this year.

The Texans are (12-3) on the year and have already wrapped up the AFC South. If the Texans beat the Colts this Sunday they will wrap up the #1 seed in the AFC making the road to the Super Bowl go through Houston. The Colts have clinched the #5 seed and cannot move up or down.

Broncos vs. Chiefs:

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Willis McGahee hopes to be healthy enough to return for Broncos playoff run.

The Broncos are (12-3) and have clinched the AFC West. They have a chance to wrap up the #2 seed in the AFC playoff picture with a win this week vs. the Chiefs. With a Broncos win this week and a Texans loss, the Broncos will be the #1 seed going into the playoffs. The Broncos could drop to the #3 seed with a lose and a Patriots win this week.

Patriots vs. Dolphins:

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Brady is poised for another playoff run as his Pats are firing on all cylinders at the right time of year.

The Patriots are (11-4) and have clinched the AFC East. The Pats can earn the #1 seed with a win and a loss from the Texans and Broncos. They can earn the #2 seed with a win and either a Bronco or Texan loss this week. They would drop to the #4 seed with a loss and a Baltimore win this week.

Ravens at Bengals:

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Ray Rice has carried the Ravens offense for yet another season as he ran for 1,138 yards and added 478 yards of receiving.

The Ravens are (10-5) and have clinched the AFC North. The Ravens can move up to the #3 seed Sunday with a win over the Bengals and a Patriots loss. They cannot move down. The Bengals have clinched the #6 seed and cannot move up or down.

NFL Playoff Scenarios (NFC)

Falcons vs. Buccaneers:

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Matt Ryan is coming into the playoffs off of his best year as a pro as he threw for 4,481 yards and 31 TDs.

The Falcons are (13-2) and have clinched the #1 seed in the playoffs.

Packers at Vikings:

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A-Rod is ready for another playoff run as the Packers offense has been coming together the last couple of weeks.

The Packers are (11-4) and have clinched the NFC North. They will secure the #2 seed this week with a win over the Vikings. They can drop to the #3 seed with a loss and a 49ers win this Sunday.

49ers vs. Cardinals:

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Frank Gore is an important part to the 49ers offense as they really use the run to set up the pass.

The 49ers are (10-4-1) and have clinched a playoff berth. They can clinch the NFC West with a win Sunday. They can move into the #2 seed with a win and a Packers loss this Sunday. They could fall all the way to the #5 seed with a loss and a Seattle win this Sunday.

Redskins vs. Cowboys:

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RGIII has been everything as advertised and will need one more big game to get his Redskins into the playoffs.

The Redskins (9-6) can earn the #4 seed and clinch the NFC East this Sunday with a win over the Cowboys. They can still make the playoffs with a loss if the Bears and Vikings also lose Sunday making them the #6 seed in the NFC. The Cowboys can clinch the NFC East with a win but cannot earn a wildcard spot.

Seahawks vs. Rams:

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Marshawn Lynch has been in beast mode all season as he has tallied up 1,490 rushing yards and 11 rushing TDs.

The Seahawks are (10-5) and have clinched a playoff spot. They can earn the #3 seed and clinch the NFC West this Sunday with a win over the Rams and a 49ers lost. They cannot move down.

Vikings vs. Packers:

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AP is on pace for career numbers this season after returning from an ACL tear.

The Vikings (9-6) can clinch a playoff spot with a win. They can still make the playoffs if they lose but they will also need a loss from the Bears, Cowboys, and Giants.

Bears at Lions:

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Brandon Marshall has been the only threat in Chicago all year and will need another big day if the Bears plan on playing in January.

The Bears (9-6) can clinch a playoff birth with a win and a Vikings loss this Sunday.

Giants at Eagles:

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Eli and the Giants have played horrible down the stretch but still find themselves with a chance for playoff birth; Eli needs to step up.

The Giants (8-7) can make the playoffs with a win and losses from the Bears, Cowboys, and Vikings this Sunday.

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