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NFL Schedule 2021: Playoff Implications, Start Times For Week 17 Games

Almost every game on the final Sunday of the NFL’s regular season has significance toward the playoffs. Eleven teams are vying for the remaining five wild-card spots and two division championships. 

Here’s a look at the entire Week 17 schedule, including the start times and playoff implications of each game.

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. EST

The Dolphins clinch a wild-card berth with a win in Buffalo or a loss by either the Browns, Ravens or Colts. The Bills are the AFC East champions with no chance of earning a first-round bye.

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. EST

The Ravens clinch a wild-card berth with a win in Cincinnati or a loss by either the Browns or Colts. The Bengals are out of playoff contention.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. EST

The Steelers are the AFC North champions and can’t earn a first-round bye. The Browns clinch a wild-card berth with a win against Pittsburgh or a Colts’ loss. 

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. EST

Both teams are out of playoff contention. 

New York Jets at New England Patriots, 1 p.m. EST

Both teams are out of playoff contention.

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, 1 p.m. EST

The loser of this game is eliminated from playoff contention. The winner becomes the NFC East champion with a Washington loss.

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. EST

The Falcons are out of playoff contention. The Bucs have clinched a wild-card berth and secure the No.5 seed with a win.

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears, 4:25 p.m. EST

The Packers are the NFC North champions and clinch both the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye with a win in Chicago. Green Bay can fall to the No. 3 seed with a loss. The Bears clinch a wild-card berth with a win against the Packers or a Cardinals’ loss.

Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. EST

Both teams are out of playoff contention.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts, 4:25 p.m. EST

The Jaguars are out of playoff contention and have secured the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Colts clinch a playoff berth with a win against the Jaguars and a loss by either the Titans, Ravens, Browns or Dolphins.

Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 p.m. EST

The Chargers are out of playoff contention. The Chiefs are the AFC West champions and have earned the AFC’s No. 1 seed and a first-round bye.

Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. EST

The Cardinals clinch a wild-card berth with a win in Los Angeles and a Bears’ loss. The Rams clinch a wild-card spot with either a win against the Cardinals or a Bears’ loss.

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. EST

The Seahawks are the NFC West champions. Seattle clinches the No. 1 seed with a win in San Francisco and losses by both the Saints and Packers. The 49ers are out of playoff contention.

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers, 4:25 p.m. EST

The Saints are the NFC South champions. New Orleans clinches the No. 1 seed with a win in Carolina, a Seahawks’ win and a Packers’ loss. The Panthers are out of playoff contention.

Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans, 4:25 p.m. EST

The Titans clinch the AFC South title with a win in Houston or a Colts’ loss. Tennessee clinches a wild-card berth with a loss in Houston and a loss by either the Ravens or Dolphins.

Washington Football Team at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. EST

Washington clinches the NFC East title with a win in Philadelphia. The Eagles are out of playoff contention.

NFL Schedule 2021: Playoff Implications, Start Times For Week 17 Games Wire Services/ International Business Times.

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