With the playoffs just a week away, there’s no shortage of teams vying for a wild-card spot.
Some of them are not favorites to win the Super Bowl, and some of them could be out of it.
Here’s what you need to know.
Cleveland Browns The Browns have won eight of their last nine games, and they’re in a position to clinch a playoff berth if they continue to play at a high level.
They play the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks in Weeks 9 and 10, and are favored to win both games.
The Browns are 4-0 in games that have gone past overtime and they are 2-1 in games tied after a fourth quarter.
They’ll play the Chicago Bears in Week 15.
San Francisco 49ers The 49ers are 5-1, but they are in danger of being without starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick for the entire season.
He suffered a season-ending ankle injury during last Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he’s unlikely to play this week against the Cleveland Browns.
If he doesn’t play, Colin Kaepernick is out of the lineup for the 49ers.
The 49er defense, led by Pro Bowl defensive end NaVorro Bowman, ranks among the best in the NFL.
They rank among the league leaders in rushing yards allowed per game (109.5) and interceptions (11).
San Francisco ranks in the top 10 in yards allowed (314.5), points allowed per play (24.4) and touchdowns allowed per drive (4.7).
Arizona Cardinals The Cardinals will play in the NFC West and have to make up for the loss of quarterback Carson Palmer to a season ending shoulder injury.
They’ve won five of their past six games, but Palmer is out for the season after sustaining the injury in Week 10.
He had surgery on Wednesday.
Miami Dolphins The Dolphins are coming off their first win of the season over the Indianapolis Colts, and the defense will be led by defensive end Cameron Wake, who has 10 sacks this season.
Miami has allowed just 12.2 points per game over its last five games, though it’s a below-average mark compared to opponents.
Carolina Panthers The Panthers are 4 1/2 games back of the second-place New York Giants for the NFC South title, and a win in Week 11 would secure them a playoff spot.
Carolina plays the Green Bay Packers in Week 16.
Atlanta Falcons Atlanta will have to contend with a depleted offensive line, and it has allowed 23 sacks this year.
Atlanta has won five straight games by a combined total of 11 points or fewer.
The Falcons rank among league leaders at No. 3 in sacks per game allowed (2.3), pass efficiency defense (101.0) and scoring defense (20.3).
Tennessee Titans Tennessee is 6-1 and has a win over Houston on the docket in Week 17.
The Titans have allowed an average of 16.6 points per contest this season, which ranks as the second worst mark in the league.
Cincinnati Bengals The Bengals are 4 3/4 games back for the division title and a road game against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 20.
The Cardinals have a 3-4 record in games decided by two points or less.
Cincinnati ranks among league-leaders in total defense (116.5 yards per game), sacks (15.3) and passes defended per game of 27.8.
St. Louis Rams The Rams are in a good spot in the AFC West and are expected to finish with a winning record this week.
The defense ranks among top 10 at the position, and St. Mary’s QB Trevone Boykin has thrown for at least 3,000 yards for the first time since 2007.
Green Bay Bills The Packers are 5 1/ 2 games back in the division standings after a bye week.
QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown 12 touchdowns against three interceptions this season and is averaging more than 30 yards per attempt.
New York Jets The Jets are 1-3 after dropping their season opener against the Buffalo Bills.
The Jets have been struggling to keep drives alive in the fourth quarter this season after allowing more than 40 points per outing in the first half of games this year, including the first-half of the Jets game against Baltimore on Dec. 13.
Philadelphia Eagles The Eagles are 4 ½ games back at the bottom of the division, and QB Carson Wentz has struggled with accuracy in his past two games against the Rams and Raiders.
Baltimore Ravens The Ravens are 5 ½ games behind the Philadelphia Eagles for the top spot in their division.
They’re 3-1 against AFC West opponents this season with a 4-2 record, and their defense ranks third in the entire NFL in pass defense.
Baltimore ranks among best in passing yards allowed and points allowed.