So, what if the NFL season ended today?

The San Diego Chargers have a date with the Broncos in Denver on Thursday night, a rare weekday...

The San Diego Chargers have a date with the Broncos in Denver on Thursday night, a rare weekday game with meaning. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:08 AM ET

With just three weeks remaining, let’s play a little if-the-NFL-season-ended-today.

While there is plenty to be determined in the remainder of the schedule — especially among mediocre teams fighting for the playoff scraps — the post-season picture is at least starting to take shape.

So far, just three teams have clinched spots — Seattle in the NFC and Denver and Indianapolis in the AFC. Six more could join the group this weekend, though some need help - Kansas City, New England, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Carolina and San Francisco.

Elite teams have started to emerge in each conference, but the next three weeks will be important to confirm that form for the big contenders and for jockeying for either positions, byes or home-field advantage.

Here, then, is a look at 10 playoff-related items heading into Week 15.


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