5 NFL Week 17 games with major playoff implications

The Eagles are one of several NFL teams trying to win their way into the playoffs on December 30. - [NFL Insider / YouTube screencap]
The Eagles are one of several NFL teams trying to win their way into the playoffs on December 30. - [NFL Insider / YouTube screencap]

These five matchups will have an impact on how things shake out for the NFL playoff picture.

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During Week 17, the NFL will bring the regular season to a ferocious finish. There are several teams that know they're in the postseason, and others that are trying to scratch and claw their way in. Among the three teams in the hunt are the Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles, and Pittsburgh Steelers. They'll need to win, though, and several of those teams may need help too. Below is a look at which five NFL games could have the biggest impact in Week 17.

1

Raiders vs Chiefs (4:25 PM ET, CBS)

For Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City, the path to the No. 1 seed in the AFC is very clear. All they need to do it to defeat the Oakland Raiders in Kansas City. Seems simple enough if they want home field throughout the AFC playoffs.

2

Bengals vs Steelers (4:25 PM ET, CBS)

Big Ben and the Pittsburgh Steelers are still in the hunt for a playoff spot, but also need some help. If they can defeat the visiting Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, that's a great start. Then, they'll need to hope the Baltimore Ravens have lost so they can win their division.

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