3 NFL Storylines to Watch in Week 17

Several teams have already punched their ticket for the postseason, but Week 17 still features multiple games with significant playoff ramifications.

Each week during the regular season we have combed through the seemingly endless number of storylines in the NFL to focus on the three of the very best from the perspective of both viewers and fantasy football owners. Now that we are entering the final week, all the top storylines are obviously going to revolve around the playoff picture.

In the AFC, New England has a first-round bye. Their easiest path to the the No. 1 seed is by beating the Jets in the regular season finale. Pittsburgh also has a first-round bye. To jump the Patriots for the top seed they'll need to beat the Browns in addition to getting a major upset from the Jets. Both the Jaguars and Chiefs have won their respective divisions. We'll talk about the Wild Card scenarios in a minute.

Over on the NFC side, things are really simple. The Eagles have secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Minnesota would wrap up a first round bye by beating the Bears. The Rams are NFC West champs for the first time in more than a decade. The other half of the NFC playoff picture all depends on how things break in the South. The division crown is up for grabs while the Seahawks need help to avoid seeing both Wild Card spots be rewarded within the South.

Here's a list of all the playoff-clinching scenarios in full detail.