Teams That Could Clinch Playoff Spots This Weekend

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, hugs coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The NFL postseason could start to take shape this week with three teams on the verge of punching a ticket to the playoffs.

If the Saints are able to take down the Falcons on Thursday, they’ll be the NFC South champs. The division could also be theirs with a tie and a Panthers loss or tie, notes NBC Sports.

A win or tie in Sunday’s game would clinch a playoff berth for the 49ers if the Rams fall to the Cardinals.

Losses or ties by either the Steelers or Raiders, plus a win on their end will send the Patriots to the playoffs.

How do you see the postseason shaping up?