The most competitive NFL playoff races could be for home-field advantage in the AFC and NFC.
Baltimore and New England are level on top of the AFC, while Seattle could create a three-way tie at 10-2 atop the NFC with a win over Minnesota.
While the No. 1 seed contests gained intrigue after Week 13's results, the respective wild-card races earned some clarity.
Buffalo is the clear front-runner for the AFC's No. 5 seed and Pittsburgh and Tennessee gained separation from the rest of the contenders.
Even with a loss to Seattle Monday, the Vikings are still in good shape to earn a wild-card spot with few contenders left to challenge them.