Sunday's early games included two with significant playoff implications. The 49ers reclaimed a level of control over the NFC with a thrilling 48-46 victory over the Saints, while the Ravens clinched a playoff spot with a 24-17 victory over the Bills.
The Seahawks could overtake the 49ers in the conference standings with a win Sunday night over the Rams on Sunday night. But the 49ers would win the division if they win their remaining three games, including a Week 17 matchup in Seattle.
Here's a few more implications for the remaining games:
Baltimore Ravens: They clinched a playoff spot, but they'll also add on the AFC North title if the Steelers lose.
San Francisco 49ers: They'll clinch a spot with a Rams loss.
Kansas City Chiefs: They're in with a win and a Raiders loss.
New England Patriots: They're in with a win or a tie between the Raiders and Titans.
Seattle Seahawks: They're in if they defeat the Rams.
Note: X denotes a team that has clinched a playoff berth, Z shows a team that has clinched its division, and Y indicates a team that has secured a first-round bye. An asterisk shows home-field advantage.
1. Baltimore Ravens (11-2) - x
Next up: vs. New York Jets (Week 15)
2. New England Patriots (10-2)
Next up: vs. Kansas City
3. Kansas City Chiefs (8-4)
Next up: at New England
4. Houston Texans (8-5)
Next up: at Tennessee (Week 15)
5. Buffalo Bills (9-4)
Next up: at Pittsburgh (Week 15)
6. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5)
Next up: at Arizona
1. San Francisco 49ers (11-2)
Next up: vs. Atlanta (Week 15)
2. Green Bay Packers (10-3)
Next up: vs. Chicago (Week 15)
3. New Orleans Saints (10-3) - z
Next up: vs. Indianapolis (Week 15)
4. Dallas Cowboys (6-7)
Next up: vs L.A. Rams (Week 15)
5. Seattle Seahawks (10-2)
Next up: at L.A. Rams
6. Minnesota Vikings (9-4)
Next up: at Los Angeles Chargers (Week 15)