Is your favorite football team set to play in the 2015-2016 NFL playoffs?! After some nail-biting games during Week 16, a few more teams have clinched their spots in the postseason. Find out who will definitely be making a run for the Super Bowl here!
The New York Jets’ stellar win over Tom Brady’s New England Patriots was a huge victory for them, but it wasn’t quite enough to catapult them into the playoffs just yet. But some other playoff scenarios were sorted our during Week 16, and we have the scoop on who’s clinched a postseason spot right here.
Leading things in the AFC are the Pats, who won the AFC East spot, and Cincinnati Bengals, clinching the AFC North. For the NFC, it’s the Carolina Panthers, who actually lost their first game of the season on the 27th, with the NFC South spot and Arizona Cardinals, who clinched the NFC West. The Cardinals’ win against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday also helped secure them a first-round bye.
Thanks to their win against the Cleveland Browns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Kansas City Chiefs clinched their spot in the AFC Wild-Card game. On the NFC side, the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins have all also landed spots in the playoffs.
The Jets, Denver Broncos, Steelers and Indianapolis Colts are all still waiting for their fate based on upcoming games, so there’s a lot riding on tonight’s Monday night matchup between the Broncos and Bengals, along with next weekend’s Week 17 games.
The Jets had a massive win over the Patriots on Dec. 27, which resulted in a nail-biting overtime that began with a major shock to fans. The Patriots actually won the coin toss, and since the first team to score wins in OT, it would make sense that they chose to receive the ball, thus giving them an opportunity to get a touchdown before the Jets. But, shockingly, wide receiver Matthew Slater elected to kick the ball, putting the New York team on offense for a drive down the field, with Eric Decker catching the winning pass. Yiiiikes!
HollywoodLifers, who do you think will win the Super Bowl this year? Did your fave team clinch the playoffs yet?