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Steelers, Chiefs, Saints can clinch playoff berths in Week 13

Field Level Media
04 Dec 2020, 06:55 GMT+10

The Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints head into Week 13 looking to punch their respective tickets to the postseason.

The undefeated Steelers (11-0) can clinch the AFC North title with a win over the visiting Washington Football Team (4-7) on Monday, as well as a bit of help.

The Steelers also would need the Cleveland Browns (8-3) to lose at the host Tennessee Titans (8-3) on Sunday. Pittsburgh would then clinch the division based on the strength of victory tiebreaker over the Browns.

The Steelers also can clinch a postseason berth this week without a Browns loss. They can do so with a win or tie, or a loss or tie by the Las Vegas Raiders (6-5), Miami Dolphins (7-4) or Indianapolis Colts (7-4). The Raiders visit the New York Jets (0-11) on Sunday, the Dolphins host the Cincinnati Bengals (2-8-1) and the Colts visit the Houston Texans (4-7).

Kansas City (10-1) can clinch the AFC West title with a home victory over the Denver Broncos (4-7) on Sunday and a loss by Las Vegas. A Chiefs' tie and Raiders' loss would also do the trick.

The Chiefs can seal a playoff berth with a victory over the Broncos or any of the following:

--KC tie, plus a loss or tie by the Baltimore Ravens (6-5) to the Dallas Cowboys (3-8) on Tuesday and IND loss

--KC tie, plus LV tie and BAL loss or tie and IND tie

--KC tie, plus LV tie and MIA loss and IND loss or tie

--KC tie, plus LV tie and MIA loss and BAL loss or tie

--KC tie, plus MIA loss and BAL loss or tie and IND tie

--LV loss, plus BAL loss and IND loss

New Orleans (9-2) can clinch a playoff berth with a win over the host Atlanta Falcons (4-7) on Sunday, as well as a loss or tie by the Chicago Bears (5-6) versus the visiting Detroit Lions (4-7).

The Saints also can clinch under the following scenarios:

--NO tie plus CHI loss and a loss by the Minnesota Vikings (5-6) to the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars (1-10) and a loss or tie by the San Francisco 49ers (5-6) to the Buffalo Bills (8-3) on Monday

--NO tie plus CHI loss and MIN loss and a loss or tie by the Arizona Cardinals (6-5) to the visiting Los Angeles Rams (7-4)

--Field Level Media

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