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The NFL playoff teams take shape as the Games of Aug. The Minnesota Vikings made the NFC playoff race less complex after being eliminated from the playoffs on Friday, losing to the New Orleans Saints, who included NFC South with a win The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their first playoff -Place occupied with a win over the Lions since 2007, and the Cardinals can get one step closer to a playoff spot with a win over the 49ers

In the AFC, the Miami Dolphins must win in order to secure a place in the playoffs – and can eliminate the Las Vegas Raiders with a win on Saturday

Below is a breakdown of the current rankings by division, how each club performed in week 15 and what’s next on the agenda

What You Should Know: The Vikings were excluded from the playoffs after losing to the Saints on Friday.This marks the second time in three years that Minnesota has missed the postseason

What You Should Know: The Lions lose 10 games in one season for the third straight year after being blown out by the Buccaneers. They’ll be playing for a Top10 draft pick next week

What You Should Know: The Saints are half a game behind Green Bay for first place in the conference with a win over Saints Friday, and the Packers own the head-to-head tiebreaker New Orleans has the tiebreaker over Seattle for the No. 2 seed based on a better record in conference games so that will stand with victory on Friday The Saints have won the NFC South

What You Should Know: Tampa Bay took its first playoff spot since 2007 with a win over the Lions The Buccaneers are currently the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs, but the Rams play Sunday

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