If the playoffs began at the conclusion of the 4 p.m. ET games Sunday, the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots would be the top two seeds in the AFC, and they would be joined in the postseason by the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs.
All five are guaranteed playoff berths, and the four division winners (Denver, New England, Indianapolis and Cincinnati) are determined.
The NFC postseason program is not quite as certain.
In the AFC, the Broncos defeated the Houston Texans 37-13 Sunday, sealing the AFC West title and a first-round bye.
The Patriots wrapped up the AFC East earlier Sunday when they Miami Dolphins lost to the Buffalo Bills. New England then defeated the Baltimore Ravens 41-7.
The Bengals clinched the AFC North thanks to their 42-14 rout of the Minnesota Vikings and the Ravens' loss. The Colts previously secured the AFC South title.
Here is the NFL playoff picture entering the Sunday night game between the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles.
1. Denver Broncos (12-3), AFC West champion
Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with Patriots loss or tie.
Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with win or tie
2. New England Patriots (11-4), AFC East champion
Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with win and a Broncos loss.
Clinches second seed with a win or a Bengals loss and a Colts loss
Clinches third seed with a loss, a Bengals win or a Colts win
Clinches fourth seed with a loss, a Bengals win and a Colts win
3. Cincinnati Bengals (10-5), AFC North champion, third seed by virtue of victory over Colts
Clinches second seed with a win, a Patriots loss or tie and a Colts loss or tie
Clinches third seed with a loss and a loss by the Patriots and a Colts win
Clinches fourth seed with a loss and wins by the Patriots and Colts
4. Indianapolis Colts (10-5), AFC South champion
Clinches second seed with a win and a Patriots loss
Clinches third seed with a win, a Bengals loss and a Patriots win
Clinches fourth seed with a loss
5. Kansas City Chiefs (11-4), wild card