Bills, Steelers, Saints closing in on division titles
By The Associated Press
Despite an impressive prime-time win over the Steelers, Bills Mafia can’t celebrate a playoff berth just yet.
But it’s getting closer.
The Bills can wrap up the AFC East for the first time since 1995 win a victory at Denver on Saturday or a Dolphins loss on Sunday against the Patriots. Buffalo can reach the postseason if the Ravens lose at home to the 1-12 Jaguars.
The Steelers, who clinched a playoff spot last week despite their second straight loss, can wrap up the AFC North with a win on Monday night against two-win Cincinnati or a loss by the Browns at the Giants on Sunday night.
The AFC West champion Chiefs can clinch a first-round bye with a win over the Saints and losses by the Steelers and Bills.
And the Tennessee Titans, tied with the Colts for first place in the AFC South, can earn a playoff spot with a win over the Lions and a Ravens loss. The Titans can also get in with a win and losses by the Raiders and Dolphins and a Browns win.
In the NFC, the Los Angeles Rams, who are tied with Seattle for first in the West, can wrap up a playoff spot with a victory over the winless Jets on Sunday.
And Seattle can qualify for the postseason with a win Sunday at Washington.
The Saints can clinch the NFC South with a win over the defending champion Chiefs or a loss by the Buccaneers at Atlanta. Tampa Bay can get into the playoffs with a win.