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Football

NFL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

WLTPctPFPA
y-New England930.750430260
N.Y. Jets570.417228296
Buffalo570.417277337
Miami570.417227249

South

WLTPctPFPA
x-Houston1110.917351221
Indianapolis840.667265306
Tennessee480.333248359
Jacksonville2100.167206342

North

WLTPctPFPA
Baltimore930.750303242
Pittsburgh750.583254230
Cincinnati750.583302260
Cleveland480.333229265

West

WLTPctPFPA
y-Denver930.750349244
San Diego480.333258257
Oakland390.250235376
Kansas City2100.167188322

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

WLTPctPFPA
N.Y. Giants750.583321243
Washington660.500312301
Dallas660.500280295
Philadelphia390.250217320

South

WLTPctPFPA
y-Atlanta1110.917317229
Tampa Bay660.500333285
New Orleans570.417321327
Carolina390.250235292

North

WLTPctPFPA
Green Bay840.667296259
Chicago840.667294198
Minnesota660.500262272
Detroit480.333300315

West

W L T Pct PF PA
San Francisco 8 3 1 .708 289 171
Seattle 7 5 0 .583 242 202
St. Louis 5 6 1 .458 221 267
Arizona 4 8 0 .333 186 234
x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

Today

Denver at Oakland, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday

Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Washington, 1 p.m.

Kansas City at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

San Diego at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

St. Louis at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Dallas at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Miami at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

Arizona at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.

New Orleans at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m.

Detroit at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m.

Monday

Houston at New England, 8:30 p.m.

PLAYOFF SCENARIOS

AFC

Clinched: Denver, AFC West; Houston, playoff spot; New England, AFC East.

HOUSTON

Clinches AFC South division with:

– Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie, or

– Tie AND Indianapolis loss

Clinches first-round bye with:

– Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie AND Baltimore loss or tie, or

– Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie

Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

– Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie AND Baltimore loss AND Denver loss

BALTIMORE

Clinches AFC North division with:

– Baltimore win AND Pittsburgh loss AND Cincinnati loss

Clinches playoff spot with:

– Win AND Pittsburgh loss or tie, or

– Win AND Cincinnati loss or tie, or

– Tie AND Pittsburgh loss AND Cincinnati loss

NFC

Clinched: Atlanta, NFC South.

ATLANTA

Clinches first-round bye with:

– Win AND Chicago loss or tie AND Green Bay loss or tie, or

– Win AND San Francisco loss, or

– Tie AND Chicago loss AND Green Bay loss

Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

– Win AND Chicago loss or tie AND Green Bay loss or tie AND San Francisco loss

SAN FRANCISCO

Clinches playoff spot with:

– Win AND Dallas loss AND Minnesota loss AND Tampa Bay loss AND Washington loss AND St. Louis loss or tie, or

– Win AND Dallas loss AND Minnesota loss AND Tampa Bay loss AND Washington loss AND Seattle loss or tie

DENVER (9-3) At OAKLAND (3-9)

When – Today, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network

Opening Line – Broncos by 10

Record vs. Spread – Denver 7-5; Oakland 3-9

Series Record – Raiders lead 60-44-2

AP Pro32 Ranking – Broncos No. 4; Raiders No. 31

Last Meeting – Broncos beat Raiders 37-6, Sept. 30

Last Week – Broncos beat Buccaneers 31-23; Raiders lost to Browns 20-17

Broncos Offense – Overall (5), Rush (22), Pass (7)

Broncos Defense – Overall (3), Rush (7), Pass (6)

Raiders Offense – Overall (13), Rush (29), Pass (8)

Raiders Defense – Overall (28), Rush (28), Pass (25)

Streaks, Stats And Notes – Denver won last two meetings after losing previous four. ... Broncos’ seven-game winning streak longest in regular season for franchise since 14-gamer in 1997-98 with John Elway at quarterback. Denver’s John Fox third coach since merger to take over team with losing record and win divisions first two years. ... Broncos tied Raiders for most AFC West titles since merger with 12. ... Denver outscored opponents by 77 points in fourth quarter. ... Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas tied for NFL lead with17 catches of at least 25 yards. ... Denver LB Von Miller has 15 sacks, two shy of Elvis Dumervil’s team record set in 2009. ... Raiders lost five straight for first time since 2007 and have not led at any point in a game since early in third quarter on Nov. 4. ... Oakland allowed 59 plays of at least 20 yards, third worst in NFL. ... Raiders TE Brandon Myers tied franchise record with 14 catches last week and his 69 receptions are most for Raiders TE since Todd Christensen had 95 in 1986. ... Oakland K Sebastian Janikowski kicked 40th FG of at least 50 yards last week, tied for third most all-time. ... Raiders RB Darren McFadden could return from sprained right ankle. McFadden rushed for at least 100 yards in three of past four games vs. Denver.

PARTIAL INJURY REPORT

DENVER BRONCOS at OAKLAND RAIDERS – BRONCOS: DOUBTFUL: LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: WR Brandon Stokley (hip). PROBABLE: DE Robert Ayers (not injury related), TE Virgil Green (hamstring), G Chris Kuper (ankle), G Manny Ramirez (back), WR Matthew Willis (knee). RAIDERS: OUT: DT Richard Seymour (knee, hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: CB Phillip Adams (concussion), DE Jack Crawford (toe). PROBABLE: T Khalif Barnes (triceps), S Tyvon Branch (neck), WR Juron Criner (shoulder), S Matt Giordano (concussion), RB Mike Goodson (ankle), RB Taiwan Jones (ankle), RB Darren McFadden (ankle), S Mike Mitchell (concussion), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder), QB Carson Palmer (right thumb), RB Marcel Reece (hamstring, quadriceps).

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at CLEVELAND BROWNS – CHIEFS: DNP: G Jeff Allen (illness), DE Allen Bailey (ankle), S Abram Elam (quadriceps), CB Brandon Flowers (hamstring), LB Derrick Johnson (hamstring), G Ryan Lilja (knee). LIMITED: T Branden Albert (back), S Eric Berry (hand), LB Tamba Hali (knee), S Kendrick Lewis (shoulder). BROWNS: LIMITED: WR Joshua Cribbs (shoulder, chest), S Ray Ventrone (calf), S Usama Young (head). FULL: TE Jordan Cameron (groin), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle), RB Trent Richardson (chest, rib, finger), DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder, finger).

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS at PITTSBURGH STEELERS – CHARGERS: DNP: LB Donald Butler (groin), T Jeromey Clary (knee), G Tyronne Green (hamstring), T Mike Harris (ankle), WR Eddie Royal (hamstring), S Darrell Stuckey (hamstring). FULL: LB Jarret Johnson (back), S Corey Lynch (quadriceps), TE Dante Rosario (hamstring). STEELERS: DNP: T Mike Adams (ankle), WR Antonio Brown (ankle), S Ryan Clark (hip), G Willie Colon (knee), S Troy Polamalu (not injury related), WR Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder), CB Ike Taylor (ankle), WR Mike Wallace (knee), LB LaMarr Woodley (ankle). FULL: WR Jerricho Cotchery (ribs), RB Will Johnson (concussion), QB Byron Leftwich (ribs), QB Ben Roethlisberger (right shoulder).

TENNESSEE TITANS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – TITANS: DNP: T Michael Roos (knee), WR Damian Williams (hamstring), DE Kamerion Wimbley (toe). LIMITED: LB Colin McCarthy (concussion). FULL: WR Kenny Britt (knee), TE Jared Cook (neck), RB Jamie Harper (ankle), WR Lavelle Hawkins (ankle), QB Jake Locker (left shoulder). COLTS: DNP: RB Donald Brown (ankle), LB Dwight Freeney (not injury related), T Winston Justice (head), DE Cory Redding (ankle), G Joe Reitz (head), S Tom Zbikowski (knee). FULL: QB Andrew Luck (knee).

CHICAGO BEARS at MINNESOTA VIKINGS – BEARS: OUT: LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring). DNP: WR Earl Bennett (concussion), RB Michael Bush (ribs), CB Tim Jennings (shoulder), WR Brandon Marshall (not injury related), DT Stephen Paea (foot). LIMITED: T Gabe Carimi (hamstring), WR Devin Hester (concussion), WR Alshon Jeffery (knee), G Chris Spencer (knee). VIKINGS: DNP: DE Jared Allen (shoulder, back), WR Percy Harvin (ankle). LIMITED: LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), P Chris Kluwe (left knee), T Phil Loadholt (knee), TE Kyle Rudolph (shoulder), C John Sullivan (ribs, knee), CB Antoine Winfield (knee).

DALLAS COWBOYS at CINCINNATI BENGALS – COWBOYS: DNP: RB DeMarco Murray (foot), S Charlie Peprah (foot), NT Jay Ratliff (groin), CB Orlando Scandrick (hand). FULL: WR Miles Austin (hip), C Ryan Cook (knee), RB Felix Jones (knee), DT Sean Lissemore (ankle), T Tyron Smith (ankle), LB Anthony Spencer (calf), RB Lawrence Vickers (knee). BENGALS: DNP: WR Marvin Jones (illness), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (head), K Mike Nugent (calf), RB Cedric Peerman (ankle). LIMITED: TE Jermaine Gresham (hamstring). FULL: TE Richard Quinn (hamstring).

DETROIT LIONS at GREEN BAY PACKERS – LIONS: DNP: T Gosder Cherilus (knees), S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (ankle), DE Lawrence Jackson (concussion), CB Jacob Lacey (foot, Achilles), DT Corey Williams (knee). LIMITED: T Jeff Backus (hamstring), DT Nick Fairley (quadriceps). FULL: WR Kassim Osgood (finger), LB Ashlee Palmer (thumb). PACKERS: DNP: G T.J. Lang (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (hamstring), DE Mike Neal (shoulder), WR Jordy Nelson (hamstring), RB James Starks (knee), DE C.J. Wilson (knee). LIMITED: WR Donald Driver (thumb), LB Terrell Manning (shoulder), C Jeff Saturday (foot), CB Sam Shields (ankle), S Charles Woodson (collarbone).

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