By Will Brinson | CBS Sports
The 2018 NFL season has hurtled right along, with professional football getting quite the rejuvenation with high quality on-field play and tons of storylines. We're getting near the end! The fantasy playoffs are here and it's almost time for the real playoffs to start.
In fact, with just four regular season weeks remaining, there are a large number of clinching scenarios available for various NFL teams. Let's run through them all.
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Los Angeles Rams
What: First-round bye
How: The Rams already clinched a playoff berth, winning the NFC West with their win over the Lions last week. Next up is securing a first-round bye and then hoping they can get homefield advantage (win out and its theirs). To clinch a first-round bye, the Rams simply need to win in Chicago on Sunday night. Beat the Bears on Sunday Night Football and the Rams won't have to worry about being involved in Wild-Card Weekend.
New Orleans Saints
What: NFC South AND/OR playoff berth
How: The Saints have the opportunity to secure a playoff berth through two different scenarios. They could clinch the NFC South OR they could clinch a straight-up playoff berth. They could actually do both (although each one would, obviously, be a playoff spot). ...
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