USA TODAY Sports' Week 15 NFL picks: Which AFC teams solidify playoff standing?

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Week 15 of the 2021 NFL season dawns with 24 teams owning at least six wins. Of the league's 32 clubs, only six are not either in a projected playoff spot or within a game of a wild-card berth.

However clarity could come into better focus after this weekend, particularly in the AFC – the first three games of the interconference variety, Chiefs-Chargers (Thursday), Raiders-Browns (Saturday) and Patriots-Colts (Saturday) all with significant postseason implications.

Sunday serves up Titans-Steelers and Bengals-Broncos, Tennessee potentially in position to lock up the AFC South while the other three clubs – each with six losses like the seventh-seeded Buffalo Bills – seek wild-card headway.

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The Ravens, clinging to first place in the AFC North, host the top-seeded Packers in Sunday's best interconference matchup.

New England, Arizona, Dallas, Green Bay, the LA Rams and Tampa Bay all have playoff clinching scenarios.

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