NFL Week 16 Open Thread: Playoff picture becomes clearer

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After today, we will know a majority of playoff-bound teams.

The Chicago Bears play the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night at 8:30pm ET, and depending on how a couple of earlier games shake out, could be playing to clinch the NFC North.

Current standings:

- Chicago Bears (8-6) vs Philadelphia Eagles (8-6)

- Green Bay Packers (7-6-1) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (6-8)

- Detroit Lions (7-7) vs New York Giants (5-9)

- Minnesota Vikings (4-9-1) vs Cincinnati Bengals (9-5)

Notes on the above:

- The Eagles can clinch the NFC East with a win + a Cowboys loss (vs Washington)

- The Packers will be without QB Aaron Rodgers for another week, as the team decided he is not ready to return from a fractured collarbone.

- If the Packers AND Lions lose today, the Bears can clinch the NFC North with a win over the Eagles.

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Full schedule of Week 16 games:

EARLY GAMES

Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills

Minnesota Vikings vs Cincinnati Bengals

Indianapolis Colts vs Kansas City Chiefs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs St. Louis Rams

Cleveland Browns vs New Yorks Jets

Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins

New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers

Tennessee Titans vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Denver Broncos vs Houston Texans

LATE GAMES

New York Giants vs Detroit Lions

Arizona Cardinals vs Seattle Seahawks

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Green Bay Packers

Oakland Raiders vs San Diego Chargers

New England Patriots vs Baltimore Ravens

Chicago Bears vs Philadelphia Eagles (Sunday Night Football)

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Atlanta Falcons vs San Francisco 49ers

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This is your NFL Week 16 Open Thread... Have fun!

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