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NFL playoffs: Bengals, Titans, Bills, Patriots and Eagles clinch spots in Week 17

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The NFL's playoff field is running out of vacancies.

On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles became the latest teams to seal postseason berths.

The Bengals took the crown of the highly competitive AFC North thanks to a 34-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, who were the only team in the conference to have firmed up a berth entering Sunday. Cincinnati had been tied for the second-longest active playoff drought among all teams at five seasons, trailing only the New York Jets.

The Titans wrapped up the AFC South title with their 34-3 win over the Miami Dolphins. It marks the second consecutive year that Tennessee claimed the division and third time in four seasons under Mike Vrabel that the franchise will have reached the postseason.

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Tennessee Titans running back D'Onta Foreman (7) and quarterback Ryan Tannehill, right, celebrate after Foreman scored a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn.
Tennessee Titans running back D'Onta Foreman (7) and quarterback Ryan Tannehill, right, celebrate after Foreman scored a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn.

The Buffalo Bills earned their postseason berth with their 29-15 win over the Atlanta Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens' 20-19 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The Bills are in the playoffs for the third consecutive year, marking the first time since 1991-93 that the franchise has had such a stretch.

The Patriots made it into the playoffs thanks to the combination of their 50-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Dolphins' loss. At 10-6, New England returns to the postseason after missing out last year for the first time since the 2008 season.

The Eagles were the lone NFC team to grab a spot on Sunday, thanks to Philadelphia's 20-16 win over the Washington Football Team combined with the Minnesota Vikings' loss to the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers' win over the Houston Texans. Only one berth remains in the conference entering the final week of the regular season.

Follow USA TODAY Sports' Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz on Twitter @MikeMSchwartz.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NFL playoffs: Bengals, Titans, Bills, Patriots, Eagles clinch