Going into the final weekend of the season, 12 teams are in position to finish with 10 or more wins, which would tie 1986, 1991 and 2000 for the most ever in a season. Nine teams already have reached the 10-win plateau, while the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the cusp of double-digit victories.
The Ravens and Jets also are playing for a spot in the postseason. Two AFC playoff berths are open, and three teams are going for them -- the Ravens, Jets and Seattle Seahawks.
Two divisions are yet to be claimed, the AFC East and NFC Central. There are four new division winners this year, and there could be five, with the Oakland Raiders the only repeat winner so far from last year. Two clubs -- the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears -- can go from "worst to first" in their divisions.
Inside the Numbers
Division titlists of the past six seasons
Note: 27 of 36 possible new champions (75 percent).
* Chicago or Green Bay will be the new division champ.
Jacksonville @ Chicago -- 1 p.m. EST Sunday
Series tied 1-1. The two previous meetings have been decided by a total of four points, and the road team has won each contest. The Bears are 8-0 in games decided by seven points or less.
Green Bay @ New York -- 1 p.m. EST Sunday
Packers lead all-time series 23-20-2. Green Bay QB Brett Favre, 33-10 in December games, needs 394 yards passing to tie Warren Moon for second all-time with four career 4,000-yard seasons.
Kansas City @ Seattle -- 4:15 p.m. EST Sunday
Chiefs lead all-time series 30-16. Seahawks, playing their final regular-season game as an AFC club, aim for fourth consecutive win at home in final regular-season game at Husky Stadium.
Buffalo @ Miami -- 4:15 p.m. EST Sunday
Dolphins lead all-time series 45-25-1. Bills RB Shawn Bryson, who has 237 rushing yards in the past two games, tries to become the first Buffalo RB with three consecutive 100s since 1994 (Thurman Thomas).
New York @ Oakland -- 4:15 p.m. EST Sunday
Raiders lead all-time series 18-10-2. Oakland QB Rich Gannon (AFC-high 96.2 passer rating) seeks to be the first Raider to lead the AFC in passing since Ken Stabler (103.4) in club's 1976 Super Bowl XI-title season.
Minnesota @ Baltimore -- 9 p.m. EST Monday
Vikings lead all-time series 1-0. In seven career Monday Night Football games, Minnesota WR Randy Moss has 39 catches, 863 yards (22.1 avg.) for 123.3 yards per game average and 10 TDs.
With a win vs. Carolina, New England will clinch its first AFC East title since 1997. The Patriots could be the AFC No. 2 seed with a win and an Oakland loss. Club has clinched its first home playoff game since '97.
Titans RB Eddie George needs 111 rushing yards vs. Cincinnati to become the fourth player in NFL history with 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons (Barry Sanders, Eric Dickerson, Curtis Martin).
Steelers are playing for the first season with two 1,000-yard receivers (Hines Ward, 971; Plaxico Burress, 960). Burress aims for his fourth consecutive game with a TD catch (four TD catches in the past three games).
Denver-Indianapolis clash features two quarterbacks selected in the 1998 draft with NFL QB fathers -- Broncos' Brian Griese (father Bob) and Colts' Peyton Manning (father Archie).
49ers QB Jeff Garcia needs two TD passes for his second consecutive 30-TD season. He has thrown for 819 yards and seven TDs while rushing for two TDs in three career games vs. Saints.
Eagles' opponents have scored 195 points, second-fewest in the NFL. Philadelphia needs to hold Tampa Bay to 26 or fewer points to set club record in 16-game season (221 in 1981).
Flattery: Queen City Kitties
OK, if you had Jon Kitna rallying Cincinnati past Pittsburgh, raise your hand? If you had Kitna passing for 411 yards, raise your hand? If you had Neil Rackers kicking a game-winning field goal ...
Flag: Super Bowl chumps
Ten teams have failed to make the playoffs the year following a Super Bowl appearance. With their loss at Philly, the Giants became the only three-time member of that exclusive club (1987, 1991, 2001).
Flattery: Tampa Bay bandit
Bucs LB Derrick Brooks had 15 total tackles and picked off a pass that he returned 53 yards to the Ravens' 1-yard line to set up a TD in Tampa Bay's playoff berth-clinching win vs. Baltimore.
Flag: Tame in the trenches
The Lions allowed six sacks against Chicago, extending their league-worst total to 66. Detroit has allowed three or more sacks in 14 games this season, including six in three consecutive games.
Flattery: Giant effort
New York DE Michael Strahan had 3 1/2 sacks vs. Philadelphia, bringing him to with one-half sack of former Jet Mark Gastineau's NFL record of 22 set in 1982. At least it could remain the "New York" Sack Exchange.
Flag: Carolina blue
The Panthers' ugly 30-7 loss to Arizona was their 14th consecutive. No team has ever lost 15 games in a row, which Carolina could do, if it falls to New England on Sunday.
CNNSI.com's James Quintong notes many fantasy leagues ended last week, and the rest of the leagues will do so this week as the regular season comes to a close. But that doesn't have to mean your fantasy football fun is done for the season. You can still feed your craving for fantasy football throughout the playoffs. Check out this week's Fantasy File.
Users sounded off on which team has done the most with the least this season:
Da Bears -- Who would have thought that this team would be in the race for NFC home-field advantage on the final weekend? Andy, Hanson, Mass.
Patriots -- They have a patched together offense full of thrownaway veterans, yet they are 10-5 and have a chance to win the AFC East. Dan, Natick, Mass.
Browns -- In a year, they might be a contender. Joe, Cleveland
Steelers -- They have managed a 12-3 record so far while using much less talent than the other top teams, like the Rams. Dan, New York
Falcons -- They have really bounced back from losing (never had back-to-back winning season) and made themselves into a growing and developing team. Sarah, Atlanta
Ravens -- With huge injuries on both sides of the ball, still contending for a playoff spot. Larry, North East, Md.
Dolphins -- They have done a lot more than most people thought at the begining of the season, with a relatively unknown offense. Michael, Boca Raton, Fla.
Cowboys defense -- Ranked third in the NFL after being thrashed last year. Not bad for a bunch of underachievers. Bob, Helena, Mont.
Redskins -- Digging their way out of an 0-5 start and just missing the playoffs, the Redskins win this title hands down! Chris, Washington, D.C.
49ers -- Sure, they had a passing offense, but this ground attack? This defense? That's great coaching! Fergus, Benton, Kan.
Seahawks -- It's obvious they're rebuilding. Once Mike Holmgren gets a few players to grow up and get on the same page. ... Lookout, NFL! James, Chilliwack, B.C., Canada
Jets -- No big-time receiver, aging QB and a rookie head coach has all melted together for a successful run and a playoff shot. Chris, Staten Island, N.Y.
Cardinals -- I'm not a fan, but for this banged-up team expected to win maybe four games, competing instead for eight wins is remarkable. Larry, Phoenix, Ariz.
This week's topic: Who is the most notable Pro Bowl snub?