Jacksonville's 49-11 romp past Oakland gave it an 11-4 record
and the fifth seed in the AFC. The Jaguars will finish second to
Indianapolis in the AFC South and will open the playoffs at either
San Diego or Pittsburgh in the wild-card round.
The Giants made the playoffs for the third straight year with a
38-21 win at Buffalo. New York (10-5) will finish second to Dallas
in the NFC East and will play at either Seattle or Tampa Bay in the
Tennessee controls the other AFC wild-card spot. After beating
the New York Jets 10-6, the Titans will make it by winning at
defending Super Bowl champion Indianapolis in a night game next
Sunday. If the Titans lose, then Cleveland, also 9-6, will go no
matter what it does against San Francisco in its finale.
After beating Minnesota 32-21, the Redskins will earn a playoff
berth if they beat Dallas at home next Sunday.