New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a chance to lead his team to an 11th division title -- he already holds the NFL mark with 10 -- with a victory Sunday at Baltimore.
Coming off a tough loss in Miami in which Brady couldn't pull off a last-minute comeback, New England's hopes for home-field advantage throughout would be all but dead with a loss to the Ravens. However, if it wins and improves to 11-4, it'll still have a chance.
"We've had some pretty memorable games against them," Brady said of the Ravens. "You get a little bit of a rivalry, and then you're always paying attention to what that team's doing. If you play a team once every four years, you don't pay attention too much. But when you know you're going to see them at some point during the year, you always kind of follow them."
Denver (11-3) and Kansas City (11-3) are still battling it out for the AFC West, but the Chiefs would lose the tiebreaker and need the Broncos to lose once. So do the Patriots, who hold a tiebreaker edge over the Broncos for home-field advantage.
In the NFC, Seattle (12-2) would clinch home field with a victory over Arizona or a 49ers loss. New Orleans (10-4) can clinch the NFC South and a first-round bye with a victory over Carolina (10-4).
So far, Denver, Seattle, Indianapolis and Kansas City are in the playoffs. New England, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Miami, New Orleans, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Chicago all have a shot to clinch this weekend.
Baltimore gets a playoff spot by winning out. It also has a shot at grabbing the AFC North away from the Bengals. The Ravens have gotten to the postseason in all five previous years with John Harbaugh as coach and Joe Flacco as quarterback.
The Bears can clinch the NFC North with a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, a Packers loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and a Detroit Lions loss to the New York Giants, making the Packers-Bears game at Soldier Field in Week 17 meaningless.
If the Packers win, they'll be playing for the division next Sunday. If the Bears and Packers lose and Detroit beats the Giants, the Lions would be in the driver's seat, needing a victory over Minnesota in the final week to clinch the title.
Browns: Wide receiver Davone Bess was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list Saturday, ending his season with two games left and after he missed practice time last week for "personal reasons." The Browns gave no further details for Bess' absence or his abrupt end to his season.
On Friday, a photo on Bess' Instagram account showed him sitting on an outdoor deck and lighting what appears to be a cigarette of some kind. He has a flag draped around his neck and nearby is a photo of late reggae legend Bob Marley. The photo has since been deleted, and the Browns had no comment about it.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Associated Press contributed to this report.